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1st Gene Therapy for Hem B Granted Priority Review by the FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted — under priority review — a marketing application for EtranaDez (etranacogene dezaparvovec), an investigational gene therapy for adults with hemophilia B. The FDA grants priority review to investigational therapies designed to treat serious medical conditions. If approved, the treatment…

Anxiety, Depression Need Better Management in Hemophilia: Survey

Symptoms of pain, anxiety, and depression generally increased with disease severity in people with hemophilia and were also associated with a lower quality of life, according to a recent survey involving patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers. While many surveyed individuals felt their pain was adequately addressed in the clinic, fewer…

Roche Extends Partnership With WFH Aid Program

Roche has extended its partnership with the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) to expand access to treatments for hemophilia through the end of 2028, the company announced. Under the partnership, Roche will continue to provide its prophylactic (preventive) treatment for hemophilia A to the WFH’s Humanitarian…

Arthritis Medicine Helps Prevent FVIII Inhibitors in Animal Study

Treatment with abatacept, a medication approved for rheumatoid arthritis, prevented the formation of inhibitors against hemophilia A replacement therapies in a rat model, a study demonstrates. These findings support the use of abatacept to prevent immune responses against human proteins in a preclinical setting, the researchers noted. The study,…

Organizations Rally to Help Ukrainian Rare Disease Patients

A Russian military plane crash near Tetiana Zamorska’s home in Kyiv, Ukraine, was a sign that it was time for her and her family to leave. The treacherous, 34-hour pilgrimage that ultimately brought the group of eight by car to temporary accommodations in neighboring Poland last month was physically and emotionally difficult,…