First therapy for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinemia given FDA nod

March 26, 2007

The FDA has given the green light to eculizumab (Soliris) from Alexion Pharmaceuticals as the first treatment for patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinemia (PNH) to reduce hemolysis.

The FDA has given the green light to eculizumab (Soliris) from Alexion Pharmaceuticals as the first treatment for patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinemia (PNH) to reduce hemolysis. PNH is a rare, life-threatening disorder defined by chronic red blood cell destruction that often strikes people in their early 30s, with an average survival time of 10 to 15 years from time of diagnosis. Alexion has also announced the launch of Soliris One Source, a treatment support service that will provide PNH patients education about the new product.

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