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Kids' Hemophilia Drugs a Big Part of State Medicaid Spending

Posted 31 Jul 2015 by

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 – Treatment costs for one childhood illness, hemophilia, may use up a big chunk of a state's Medicaid budget, a new study out of California shows. The researchers found that treatments for hemophilia – a rare, inherited disorder in which blood does not clot normally – accounted for the largest share of spending on outpatient drugs among publicly insured children in ...

Kogenate FS Prevents Joint Damage in Young Hemophiliacs

Posted 10 Oct 2008 by

FRIDAY, Oct. 10 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Kogenate FS to help reduce bleeding episodes and prevent joint damage in children with hemophilia A, the most severe form of the disease. Hemophilia occurs when a protein that's needed for blood to clot is either deficient or missing entirely. Kogenate FS is a genetically engineered version of the deficient protein, known as ...

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