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FDA Approves Nucala (mepolizumab) for Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Churg-Strauss Syndrome)

Posted 14 Dec 2017 by

December 12, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Nucala (mepolizumab) to treat adult patients with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), a rare autoimmune disease that causes vasculitis, an inflammation in the wall of blood vessels of the body. This new indication provides the first FDA-approved therapy specifically to treat EGPA. ...

First Drug, Nucala (Mepolizumab), Approved for Rare Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis

Posted 12 Dec 2017 by

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 – Nucala (mepolizumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first remedy to treat adults with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, a rare autoimmune disease that leads to inflammation of the blood vessels. Other symptoms of the condition, formerly called Churg-Stress syndrome, include asthma and an overabundance of an ...

New Biologic Drug Tackles Hard-to-Control Asthma

Posted 7 Sep 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 – A new injectable drug reduces flare-ups in patients with severe asthma that is not controlled by steroid inhalers alone, two new trials show. The drug, benralizumab, is a biologic that works by killing white blood cells called eosinophils. These are present in large numbers in such patients, and they have been linked to severe asthma. If approved by the U.S. Food and ...

FDA Approves Nucala (mepolizumab) to Treat Severe Asthma

Posted 4 Nov 2015 by

November 4, 2015 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Nucala (mepolizumab) for use with other asthma medicines for the maintenance treatment of asthma in patients age 12 years and older. Nucala is approved for patients who have a history of severe asthma attacks (exacerbations) despite receiving their current asthma medicines. Asthma is a chronic disease that causes ...

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