Experimental Treatment For Small Cell Lung Cancer Receives Orphan Drug Designation

According to a story from pm360online.com, the drug development company Cytori Therapeutics recently announced that its investigational product ATI-1123 has been granted Orphan Drug designation from the US Food and…

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A Supplemental New Drug Application Has Been Submitted for a Potential Treatment of Immune Thrombocytopenia
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A Supplemental New Drug Application Has Been Submitted for a Potential Treatment of Immune Thrombocytopenia

Dova Pharmaceutics has submitted a supplemental New Drug Application to the US FDA on behalf of Doptelet® (avatrombopag), which is being researched as an investigational treatment of immune thrombocytopenia in…

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Melflufen Could be a New Treatment Option for Multiple Myeloma

According to a story from Hematology Times, a medicine called melflufen, of the alkylating peptide class, appears to be effective in treatment resistant multiple myeloma. In a Phase 2 trial,…

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New Drug Approved in the EU for Treating Hereditary Transthyretin Amyloidosis
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New Drug Approved in the EU for Treating Hereditary Transthyretin Amyloidosis

According to a story from bioportfolio.com, two companies, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and its affiliate Akcea Pharmaceuticals, recently announced that its product inotersen (to be marketed as TEGSEDI) has gained approval…

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Study Of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Medicine Demonstrates Safety
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Study Of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Medicine Demonstrates Safety

Caplacizumab is a medicine that has been developed to treat acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). TTP causes serious symptoms. such as thrombocytopenia, a condition in which a patient doesn't have enough platelets. A…

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What You Need to Know About Low Thrombocytes
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What You Need to Know About Low Thrombocytes

Thrombocytopenia. The condition doesn’t sound so bad. Low Platelets. It seems as though you have a low savings. You can’t buy that Snickers bar, you have low platelets. You can’t…

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Lasers are the Exciting, Safe New Way to Treat Thrombocytopenia
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Lasers are the Exciting, Safe New Way to Treat Thrombocytopenia

If you're living with thrombocytopenia (that is, a severely low level of platelets in your blood), then Dr. Mei X. Wu may be your new best friend. The associate professor…

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