FDA OKs drug to treat bleeding disorder

Apr 30, 2007

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Humate-P for the treatment of a specific bleeding disorder called von Willebrand disease.

Humate-P (Antihemophilic Factor/von Willebrand Factor Complex) was approved for prevention of excessive bleeding during and after surgery in certain patients with mild to severe von Willebrand disease, or vWD. The disease is the most common inherited bleeding disorder, affecting about 1 percent of the U.S. population.

Humate-P is the second biological product to be approved for the management of surgery and invasive procedures in patients with vWD in whom the medication desmopressin might not work. The first biological product, Aphanate, was approved by FDA in February. However, FDA officials said Humate-P is the first product specifically for patients with severe vWD who are undergoing major surgery.

Humate-P is manufactured by CSL Behring GmbH, located in Marburg, Germany.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International

Explore further: Supercomputers link proteins to drug side effects

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

New fish test for virus is nonlethal

Mar 19, 2013

(Phys.org) —Cornell researchers have successfully identified the presence of a deadly virus—the viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV)—by using techniques that are not lethal to fish.

New measures could improve quality of care at stroke centers

Jan 13, 2011

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has proposed metrics that healthcare professionals can use to monitor the diagnosis and treatment of patients at stroke centers to help improve the quality of care ...

Recommended for you

Supercomputers link proteins to drug side effects

Oct 20, 2014

New medications created by pharmaceutical companies have helped millions of Americans alleviate pain and suffering from their medical conditions. However, the drug creation process often misses many side ...

No added benefit proven for umeclidinium/vilanterol in COPD

Oct 20, 2014

The drug combination umeclidinium/vilanterol (trade name Anoro) has been approved since May 2014 for adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In an early benefit assessment pursuant to the Act on the Reform ...

User comments : 0