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US FDA Accepts Review for CSL Behring's BLA for rIX-FP for Hemophilia B

FDAReview.jpgThe FDA has accepted for review the Biologics License Application (BLA) for the marketing authorization of CSL Behring's long-acting fusion protein linking recombinant coagulation factor IX with recombinant albumin (rIX-FP). Approval would provide hemophilia B patients a long-acting treatment option. See full story at  

OPKO Submits to Initiate Phase 2a Trial for Long-Acting Coagulation Factor VIIa-CTP to Treat Hemophilia

ResearchRedsm.jpgOPKO health, Inc. announced the submission of an Investigational New Drug Application to the FDA to conduct a Phase 2a study of OPKO's long-acting version of coagulation Factor VIIa for the treatment of hemophilia A and B patients with inhibitors to Factor VIII or Factor IX. See full story at 

Biogen Idec, Fondazione Telethon and Ospedale San Raffaele Announce  Collaboration to Develop Gene Therapies for Hemophiliahandshakeblue1sm.jpg

Fondazione Telethon and Ospedale San Raffaele have entered into a collaboration with Biogen Idec to develop gene therapies for the treatment of both hemophilia A and B. Research into gene therapy strategies is hoped to provide new approaches for lasting therapy for hemophilia. See full story at

 Baxter seeks FDA approval for BAX111 to treat Von Willebrand disease

Baxter International has submitted to the FDA for the approval of BAX111, the first highly-purified recombinant von Willebrand Factor (rVWF), that is currently in development as a treatment for patients with Von Willebrand disease, the most common type of inherited bleeding disorder. See full story at
FDA Approves Obizur for Treatment of Acquired Hemophilia A

The US Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Obizur for the treatment of bleeding episodes in adults with acquired hemophilia A (acquired Factor VIII [FVIII] deficiency. See full story at​

NSAIDs Linked to Increased Venous Thromboembolism Risk

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may almost double the risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, according to an article published online September 24 in Rheumatology. See full story at (free registration may be required)

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