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New England Journal of Medicine publishes positive final results from Phase 1/2a study of BIVV001 in people with severe hemophilia A

September 17, 2020

On September 10th, The New England Journal of Medicine聽published positive final results from the Phase 1/2a trial evaluating the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of BIVV001 (rFVIIIFc-VWF-XTEN) in adult patients with severe hemophilia A. BIVV001 is an investigational factor VIII therapy designed to provide higher bleed protection in a once-weekly prophylactic treatment regimen. Sanofi and Sobi™ […]

CSL Behring Announces Discontinuation of Mononine Coagulation Factor IX

September 15, 2020

CSL Behring issued the following statement to patient advocacy groups: “CSL Behring is focused on delivering breakthrough therapies to improve patients鈥 lives and meet the changing needs of our patients. Since CSL Behring鈥檚 introduction of MONONINE庐 Coagulation Factor IX (Human) in 1992, advancements have been made for the treatment of Hemophilia B.聽 Over time, patients […]

HFA, NHF, Hemophilia Alliance Request Additional Information Regarding Stimate Recall

September 14, 2020

Hemophilia Federation of America and the National Hemophilia Foundation continue to follow up on issues arising from the recent recall of Stimate (desmopressin) nasal spray, which is manufactured by Ferring Pharmaceuticals and distributed in the United States by CSL Behring. On September 3, HFA, NHF and the Hemophilia Alliance sent a new joint letter to […]

Recall Notice: Mylan Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Four Lots of Tranexamic Acid Injection, USP Due to Carton Label Mix-Up

September 2, 2020

On September 1, 2020, HFA and NHF learned that Mylan N.V. is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of聽 four lots of Tranexamic Acid Injection, USP 1000 mg/10 mL, packaged in cartons of 10 single-dose 10 mL vials. Tranexamic acid injection is indicated in patients with hemophilia for short term use to reduce or prevent hemorrhage […]

Genentech Provides Update to US District Court Decision

August 31, 2020

The following is an excerpt from an update from Genentech. Read the update in its entirety here. Genentech has provided a statement surrounding an August 27, 2020 US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruling which 聽reverses a previous ruling by the US District Court. In December 2018, the US District Court issued a patent interpretation […]

Genentech Releases Update on Particles Identified in Hemlibra

August 31, 2020

The following is an excerpt from a statement from Genentech. Read the statement in its entirety here. Genentech has announced an update on measures that are being taken in relation to the translucent particles that were identified in Hemlibra庐 (emicizumab-kxwh) in 2019 during a routine examination of product batches as part of quality assurance processes. […]

Takeda Suspends Screening & Further Enrollment in TAK-754, TAK-748 Clinical Studies

August 21, 2020

The following is an excerpt from an update from Takeda. Read the update in its entirety here. Takeda recently informed HFA of it’s decision聽to suspend screening and further enrollment in聽the TAK-754 and TAK-748 clinical studies, effective immediately. TAK-754 is an AAV8 gene therapy for the treatment of hemophilia A currently in Phase 1/2 clinical聽development, while […]

Novo Nordisk Resumes Clinical Trials Investigating Concizumab in Hemophilia A and B With or Without Inhibitors

August 20, 2020

The following is an excerpt from a press release from Novo Nordisk. Read the press release in its entirety here. Novo Nordisk announced the clinical trials in the concizumab phase 3 programme (explorer 6, 7 and 8) are being resumed. The clinical trials are investigating subcutaneous concizumab prophylaxis treatment in hemophilia A and B patients […]

HFA Responds to News of FDA Action on BioMarin Gene Therapy Application

August 19, 2020

Click Below to Translate Page to Spanish. Today BioMarin announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a letter indicating that BioMarin鈥檚 investigational gene therapy for severe hemophilia A is not ready for approval in its present form. BioMarin says the FDA has asked for two years of follow-up data showing evidence of […]

BioMarin Receives Complete Response Letter (CRL) from FDA for Gene Therapy for Severe Hemophilia A

August 19, 2020

Click Below to Translate Page to Spanish. BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Complete Response Letter (CRL) to the Company’s Biologics License Application (BLA) for valoctocogene roxaparvovec gene therapy for severe hemophilia A on聽August 18, 2020. 聽The FDA issues a CRL to indicate that […]

Stimate Recall – CSL Behring & Ferring Pharmaceuticals Announces Extension of Stimate Recall to Consumer Level

August 13, 2020

Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced it was extending the recall of Stimate (desmopressin) to the consumer/user level. Stimate is manufactured by Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. and is distributed and sold in the United States by CSL Behring. This marks an expansion of Ferring鈥檚 initial July 2020 plans to conduct a narrower pharmacy-level recall. Under a consumer-level recall, people […]

Stimate Recall – CSL Behring & Ferring Pharmaceuticals Response to HFA-NHF Letter

August 7, 2020

  Click Below to Translate Page to Spanish. On July 21, 2020, Ferring Pharmaceuticals issued a voluntary recall of Stimate (desmopressin) nasal spray due to 鈥渟uperpotency鈥 鈥 in other words, amounts of desmopressin being higher than specified. Stimate is used to treat von Willebrand disease (VWD) and mild hemophilia A. It is licensed and distributed […]

Joint Statement on Recall of Stimate

July 22, 2020

Click Below to Translate Page to Spanish. On July 21, CSL Behring and Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced the recall of multiple lots of Stimate (desmopressin)聽in the United States, as part of a global recall. This聽troubling聽announcement has raised many questions on the part of national and international patient organizations and community members. Today, HFA and NHF have聽submitted […]

RECALL NOTICE: Voluntary Recall of Stimate (Desmopressin Acetate)

July 21, 2020

Click Below to Translate Page to Spanish. Late today (July 21, 2020), HFA and NHF learned of a聽pharmacy level聽product recall of聽Stimate (desmopressin)聽nasal spray manufactured by Ferring Pharmaceuticals,聽and聽distributed in the U.S. by CSL Behring. Ferring has prepared a Health Hazard Safety Evaluation, warning that 鈥渢here is a reasonable probability that the use of, or exposure to, […]

New Data From Study Reinforces Safety Profile of Genentech’s Hemlibra庐 in People with Hemophilia A

July 16, 2020

The following is a press release from Genentech. Genentech, a member of the Roche Group announced results from the second interim analysis of the Phase IIIb STASEY study, which reinforce the safety profile of Hemlibra庐 (emicizumab-kxwh) characterized in the Phase III HAVEN clinical program. In the STASEY study, Hemlibra was effective with no new safety […]

Spark Therapeutics Announces Updated Data on Clinical Trial in Hemophilia A at ISTH 2020 Virtual Congress

July 16, 2020

The following is an excerpt from a press release from Spark Therapeutics. Spark Therapeutics, a member of the Roche Group and a fully integrated, commercial gene therapy company dedicated to challenging the inevitability of genetic disease, announced updated data from three dose cohorts of the ongoing Phase 1/2 clinical trial of investigational SPK-8011 in hemophilia […]

uniQure Announces License Agreement with CSL Behring to Commercialize Hemophilia B Gene Therapy

June 25, 2020

The following is an excerpt from a press release from uniQure. Read the press release in its entirety here. uniQure N.V., a gene therapy company advancing transformative therapies for patients with severe medical needs, announced that uniQure and CSL Behring have entered into a licensing agreement providing CSL Behring with exclusive global rights to etranacogene […]

Pfizer and Sangamo Announces Updated Phase Result

June 18, 2020

The following is an excerpt from a press release from Pfizer. Read the press release in its entirety here. Pfizer Inc. and Sangamo Therapeutics Inc. announced updated follow-up data from the Phase 1/2 Alta study of giroctocogene fitelparvovec (SB-525, or PF-07055480), an investigational gene therapy for patients with severe hemophilia A. All five patients with […]

Sanofi and Sobi Donate up to 500 million Additional IUs of Clotting Factor

June 15, 2020

The following is an excerpt from a press release from Sanofi. Read the press release in its entirety here. Sanofi and Sobi™, together with the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) and WFH USA, announced an extension of their support of the WFH Humanitarian Aid Program with an additional donation of up to 500 million IUs […]

BioMarin Provides Update to Hemophilia A Clinical Development Program

June 2, 2020

The following is an excerpt from a press release from BioMarin. Read the press release in its entirety here. BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. announced an update to its previously reported results of an open-label Phase 1/2 study of valoctocogene roxaparvovec, an investigational gene therapy treatment for adults with severe hemophilia A. The data have been submitted […]

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Announce Launch of Desmopressin Acetate Injection

May 20, 2020

The following is from a press release from Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories. Read the press release in its entirety here. Dr. Reddy鈥檚 Laboratories Ltd., along with its subsidiaries together referred to as 鈥淒r. Reddy鈥檚鈥 today announced the launch of Desmopressin Acetate Injection USP, 4 mcg/mL Single-dose Ampules, a therapeutic equivalent generic version of DDAVP (desmopressin acetate) […]

Novo Nordisk Notice on COVID-19, Rebinyn庐 and Laboratory Assays

May 19, 2020

Novo Nordisk recently distributed a notice relevant to its product Rebinyn庐,聽raising awareness that one-stage clotting assay results can be significantly affected by the type of activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) reagent used, which can result in over or under-estimation of Factor IX activity. The notice which was addressed to HTCs, physicians and other healthcare providers, […]

uniQure Presents New Preclinical Data in Hemophilia A

May 15, 2020

The following is an excerpt from a press release from uniQure. Read the press release in its entirety here. uniQure N.V., a gene therapy company advancing transformative therapies for patients with severe medical needs, presented new preclinical data on its gene therapy candidates AMT-150 for Spinocerebellar Ataxia type 3, AMT-190 for Fabry disease, and AMT-180 […]

Pfizer and BioNTech Dose First Participants in the COVID-19 Vaccine Development Program

May 7, 2020

The following is a press release from Pfizer. Read it in its entirety here. Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE announced the first participants have been dosed in the U.S. in the Phase 1/2 clinical trial for the BNT162 vaccine program to prevent COVID-19. The trial is part of a global development program, and the dosing […]

uniQure Announces Highlights of Recent Progress

May 1, 2020

The following is an excerpt from a press release from uniQure. Read the release in its entirety here. uniQure N.V., a gene therapy company advancing transformative therapies for patients with severe medical needs, reported recent progress across its business. 鈥淒espite the ongoing global crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we ended the first quarter of […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 鈥 What HFA is Doing

April 30, 2020

Click Below to Translate Page to Spanish. STATEMENTS AND UPDATES During this time of rapidly-changing news surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, HFA聽will continue to publish updates and information about COVID-19 and its effects on the bleeding disorders community. MEDICAL NEWS INDUSTRY NEWS & PRODUCT AVAILABILITY NATIONAL, GOVERNMENT AND LOCAL NEWS RESOURCES FAQ: BLEEDING DISORDERS AND COVID-19 […]

BioMarin Update on Impact of COVID-19 on Clinical Trials

April 27, 2020

The following information is provided by BioMarin to provide general information about its ongoing clinical trials in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.聽 “As more cases of COVID-19 are confirmed, we recognize the increased challenges and concerns faced by participants in the BioMarin Gene Therapy clinical studies. The safety and well-being of patients, healthcare providers, […]

Takeda Expands Patient Assistance in the U.S. During COVID-19 Crisis聽

April 27, 2020

Below is a letter from Takeda. “To our valued patients, customers and other stakeholders,聽 As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, Takeda鈥檚 Patient Assistance Response team is working around the clock to help ensure that the people who need our medicines and treatments can continue to access them safely and without interruption.聽 Consistent with our […]

Genentech Notice on COVID-19, Hemlibra庐, and Laboratory Assays

April 16, 2020

Genentech recently distributed a notice relevant to its product Hemlibra庐, reminding health care providers that it is known to interfere with certain laboratory assays used to measure blood coagulation. These tests are often used for patients with bleeding disorders such as hemophilia, and to diagnose and monitor individuals suffering from other conditions that affect coagulation […]

Bayer Letter on Product Availability During COVID-19

April 9, 2020

The following is a copy of a letter from Bayer. “For more than 30 years, Bayer has been providing FVIII therapies and support programs to people living with hemophilia A. As we all face the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the health and safety of our patients continues to be a priority. We realize you may […]


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