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Angioedema is the rapid swelling (edema) of the dermis, subcutaneous tissue, mucosa and submucosal tissues. It is very similar to urticaria, but urticaria, commonly known as hives, occurs in the upper dermis.
Genmab/GSK receive FDA sBLA approval for Arzerra in combination with chlorambucil for treatment of CLL

Genmab/GSK receive FDA sBLA approval for Arzerra in combination with chlorambucil for treatment of CLL

GlaxoSmithKline plc and Genmab A/S announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a Supplemental Biologic License Application (sBLA) for the use of Arzerra® (ofatumumab), a CD20-directed cytolytic monoclonal antibody, in combination with chlorambucil for the treatment of previously untreated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) for whom fludarabine-based therapy is considered inappropriate. [More]

FDA approves expanded use Dyax’s KALBITOR in treatment of acute hereditary angioedema

Dyax Corp. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an expansion of the indication for KALBITOR (ecallantide), a peptide inhibitor of plasma kallikrein used in the treatment of acute hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks, to include patients 12 years of age and older. [More]
Safeguard Scientifics reports net income of $24 million for fourth quarter 2013

Safeguard Scientifics reports net income of $24 million for fourth quarter 2013

Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. today announced fourth quarter and full-year 2013 financial results. For the three months ended December 31, 2013, Safeguard's net income was $24.0 million, or $1.10 per share, compared to net loss of $10.8 million, or $0.51 per share for the same period in 2012. For the year ended December 31, 2013, Safeguard's net loss was $35.5 million, or $1.66 per share, compared to $39.4 million, or $1.88 per share for the same period in 2012. [More]
Dyax reports total revenues of $16.9 million for fourth quarter 2013

Dyax reports total revenues of $16.9 million for fourth quarter 2013

Dyax Corp. today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013. [More]

CSL Behring enrolls first patient in phase III study of C1-INH for prevention of HAE attacks

CSL Behring today announced it has enrolled the first patient in COMPACT, an international phase III study of a volume-reduced, subcutaneous formulation of C1-esterase inhibitor oncentrate in patients with frequent hereditary angioedema attacks (NCT01912456). [More]
Amneal launches generic Esomeprazole strontium delayed-release capsules 49.3 mg

Amneal launches generic Esomeprazole strontium delayed-release capsules 49.3 mg

Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC today announced the launch of generic Esomeprazole strontium delayed-release capsules 49.3 mg. This new esomeprazole therapy is the generic equivalent of the recently launched brand Esomeprazole strontium. It contains the same active moiety (esomeprazole) in a different salt form as found in the leading PPI brand Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) and presents a potentially more affordable treatment option for GERD in adult patients. [More]
BioCryst receives $2.5M to advance development of BCX4430 for Marburg virus disease treatment

BioCryst receives $2.5M to advance development of BCX4430 for Marburg virus disease treatment

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has exercised an option to conduct the investigational new drug enabling program and to submit an IND. [More]
Biocryst seeks FDA NDA approval for Peramivir to treat influenza

Biocryst seeks FDA NDA approval for Peramivir to treat influenza

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of treatments for rare and infectious diseases, today announced that it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) filing for intravenous (i.v.) peramivir to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). BioCryst is seeking an indication as the first i.v. neuraminidase inhibitor approved in the U.S. for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza in adults. Peramivir is approved in Japan and Korea for the treatment of influenza. [More]

FDA approves Baxter's FEIBA for prophylactic treatment of hemophilia patients with inhibitors

Baxter International Inc. today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration granted approval of Baxter's FEIBA [Anti-Inhibitor Coagulant Complex], the first and only FDA-approved treatment for routine prophylaxis to prevent or reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes in patients with hemophilia A or B who have developed inhibitors. [More]

Amneal's Esomeprazole Strontium 49.3 mg delayed-release capsules now available for GERD patients

Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC today announced the launch of its branded Esomeprazole Strontium 49.3 mg delayed-release capsules. Esomeprazole Strontium contains the same active moiety (esomeprazole) in a different salt form as found in the branded proton-pump inhibitor Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) and is a new option for adult patients for the short term treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. [More]
Celgene subsidiary presents REVLIMID study results on lymphoma at ASH annual meeting

Celgene subsidiary presents REVLIMID study results on lymphoma at ASH annual meeting

Celgene International Sàrl, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced that results from two studies of REVLIMID (lenalidomide) combinations in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) were presented at the American Society of Hematology annual meeting in New Orleans, La. [More]

EMA expands administration options for Hizentra

CSL Behring UK Ltd announced today that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has expanded the administration options for Hizentra®▼, human normal immunoglobulin, SCIg, 20% liquid, to include dosing once every two weeks (fortnightly). [More]
Forest Laboratories to acquire exclusive rights in the U.S. for Saphris sublingual tablets

Forest Laboratories to acquire exclusive rights in the U.S. for Saphris sublingual tablets

Forest Laboratories Holdings Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Forest Laboratories, Inc. today announced that the company is acquiring exclusive rights in the United States for Saphris (asenapine) sublingual tablets, a treatment for adult patients with schizophrenia or acute bipolar mania, from Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc. [More]

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals initiates BCX4161 Phase 2a trial in HAE patients

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that it has dosed the first subject in OPuS-1 (Oral ProphylaxiS-1), a Phase 2a proof of concept clinical trial of orally-administered BCX4161 in patients with hereditary angioedema. [More]

Oral allergy syndrome sufferers with hypertension may be at increased risk for severe reaction

​Oral allergy syndrome sufferers that take high blood pressure medications may experience extreme facial swelling and difficulty breathing the next time they bite into a juicy apple. [More]

Anaphylaxis due to shrimp allergy is less than 8% in children

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can be life-threatening. Shellfish is the third most common food allergy to cause anaphylaxis. [More]

Viropharma announces financial results for third quarter 2013

ViroPharma Incorporated reported today its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013. Net sales were $113 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013, as compared to $91 million in the same three months of 2012. [More]
New smartphone app for patients with hemophilia and related bleeding disorders

New smartphone app for patients with hemophilia and related bleeding disorders

BioRx, a national specialty pharmacy and infusion services provider, announced the launch of its industry's first smartphone app designed for patients with hemophilia and related bleeding disorders. [More]
Pfizer announces top-line results from phase 3b studies with Lyrica Capsules

Pfizer announces top-line results from phase 3b studies with Lyrica Capsules

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced top-line results from two phase 3b, placebo-controlled studies with Lyrica® (pregabalin) Capsules CV in patients with fibromyalgia (FM) and painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), respectively. [More]
FDA approves Cimzia for treatment of adults with active ankylosing spondylitis

FDA approves Cimzia for treatment of adults with active ankylosing spondylitis

UCB announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) for the treatment of adults with active ankylosing spondylitis. [More]