Author Archives: Vanda Pinto PhD

Acute Allergic Angioedema in Woman, 81, Likely Triggered by Effexor XR

Effexor XR (venlafaxine), a medication normally used to treat depression and anxiety, might have triggered acute allergic angioedema in an 81-year-old woman, a case study reports. Her symptoms, including tongue swelling, nausea, vomiting, and headaches, eased after she went off Effexor XR and was treated with diphenhydramine, an anti-allergy…

HAEi Offers New Advocacy Courses, Patient App in 14 Languages

HAE International (HAEi) has expanded its free online training platform to include new courses on advocacy, disease-related information, and resources. “The HAEi Advocacy Academy is the premier online learning platform for the HAE Community,” Fiona Wardman, the non-profit’s chief regional patient advocate, said in a press release.

Deal Struck to Distribute Ruconest in Middle East, North Africa

Pharming Group has signed an exclusive license agreement with NewBridge Pharmaceuticals to distribute and commercialize Ruconest (conestat alfa), a treatment for acute attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE), in the Middle East and North Africa. Under the agreement terms, NewBridge in collaboration with Pharming, will provide access…