Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

Glenmark Offering New Firazyr Generic in US

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new generic version of Firazyr (icatibant injection), a medication to treat acute swelling attacks in patients with hereditary angioedema (HAE), Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, announced in a press release. According to the India-based company, the newly approved generic will be…

HAE Patients in US Favored Oral Prophylactic in 2018 Survey

People with hereditary angioedema (HAE) would prefer an oral medication that could prevent their attacks, even when satisfied with their current treatment, a survey of patients in the U.S. reports. The study, “Hereditary angioedema patients would prefer newer-generation oral prophylaxis,” was published in the Journal…

Orladeyo Approved in Japan to Prevent Swelling Attacks Due to HAE

Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) has approved oral Orladeyo (berotralstat), at a daily dose of 150 mg, to prevent hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks in individuals ages 12 and up. According to the therapy’s developer, BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Orladeyo is the first prophylactic, or preventive, HAE medication approved…

3 Methods for Measuring C1-INH Activity Give Comparable Results

Assessing C1-inhibitor (C1-INH) activity for the diagnosis and monitoring of hereditary angioedema (HAE) can be done through three distinct validated methods with similar accuracy, a new study found. The study, “Parallel comparison of three methodologies for measuring functional C1-inhibitor in Hereditary angioedema patients,” was published in …

Berotralstat Significantly Lowers HAE Attack Frequency, Phase 3 Trial Reports

Preventive treatment with oral berotralstat (BCX7353) significantly lowers the frequency of swelling attacks in people with hereditary angioedema (HAE), newly published results from the APeX-2 clinical trial demonstrate. The study, “Oral once-daily berotralstat for the prevention of hereditary angioedema attacks: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3…