Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

EMA OKs Biomarin’s New Application to Approve Roctavian

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has validated BioMarin Pharmaceutical’s new application seeking approval of its investigational one-time gene therapy Roctavian (valoctocogene roxaparvovec) for severe hemophilia A. The application was resubmitted to EMA following a request for longer follow-up data from the Phase 3 GENEr8-1 clinical trial (NCT03370913),…

Poorer Joint Health, Greater Pain Evident After COVID Lockdown

Joint pain significantly rose and overall joint health — particularly range of motion — diminished with limitations on physical activities during the COVID-19 lockdown for people with hemophilia and joint disease, a small study from Spain reported. The study “Musculoskeletal Changes in Hemophilia Patients Subsequent to COVID−19 Lockdown” was…

Study Examines Inhibitor Risk in Non-severe Hemophilia A

Intensive treatment with factor VIII, the clotting protein missing or defective in patients with hemophilia A, is associated with a greater risk of inhibitor development among patients with non-severe disease, a study has found. The findings highlight the importance of closely monitoring these patients in order to prevent or…

Hemophilia B Patients in US Face Great Financial, Personal Burden

Severe hemophilia B patients receiving prophylactic, or preventive treatment with factor IX face a significant financial and personal burden, according to data from two U.S. population-based medical databases. These findings were reported in a study, “Clinical, humanistic, and economic burden of severe hemophilia B in the United States:…