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FDA Approves Doptelet (avatrombopag) for Chronic Liver Disease Patients with Thrombocytopenia who are Undergoing a Medical Procedure

Posted 22 May 2018 by Drugs.com

May 21, 2018 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Doptelet (avatrombopag) tablets to treat low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia) in adults with chronic liver disease who are scheduled to undergo a medical or dental procedure. This is the first drug approved by the FDA for this use. “Patients with chronic liver disease who have low platelet counts and require a p ...

FDA Approves Cholbam (cholic acid) for Rare Bile Acid Synthesis Disorders

Posted 17 Mar 2015 by Drugs.com

March 17, 2015 – Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Cholbam (cholic acid) capsules, the first FDA approved treatment for pediatric and adult patients with bile acid synthesis disorders due to single enzyme defects, and for patients with peroxisomal disorders (including Zellweger spectrum disorders). Patients with these rare, genetic, metabolic conditions exhibit manifestations ...

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