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Health Canada Grants Priority Review of Lanadelumab as Prevention for Angioedema Attacks

  The application requesting that lanadelumab be reviewed with priority as a new treatment for the prevention of angioedema attacks has been accepted by Health Canada, the medicine’s manufacturer, Shire, announced. The New Drug Submission (NDS) is requesting the lanadelumab’s approval for patients older than 12 years, who live with hereditary angioedema (HAE). In…

Pregnant Women with Hereditary Angioedema May Benefit from Long-term Treatment with Berinert, Report Suggests

Long-term treatment with human plasma-derived C1 inhibitor may help women with hereditary angioedema get pregnant and carry out the pregnancy to full term without risking complications, a case report suggests. The study, from a hospital in Valencia, Spain, titled, “Successful long-term prophylaxis with human plasma-derived C1 inhibitor in…