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Hemlibra® Receives Expanded FDA Approval for Hemophilia A Patients Without Inhibitors

The Genentech therapy has been approved for routine prophylaxis in adults and children with or without factor VIII inhibitors.

The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) is pleased to announce the 2018 NHF-Shire Clinical Fellowship award recipients: Hanny Al-Samkari, MD, of Boston Hemophilia Center/Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University, and Michael H. White, MD, of Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA).

Fall is upon us as crisper, cooler weather prevails across much of the country. It is arguably the season most evocative of change, and in that spirit NHF’s information resource center HANDI would like to share several resources that may offer guidance as you or a family member face a major life transition.

HANDI hopes that you find these resources to be helpful and informative!

Copay Accumulator Patient Impact

Watch this video to learn how Copay accumulator adjustments affect patients requiring specialty medications with no generic alternatives.

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is currently seeking public feedback that will inform future research the agency will conduct on inhibitors to factor VIII (FVIII) in patients with hemophilia A. To this end, the NHLBI has released a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit perspectives and comments from the bleeding disorders community on potential strategies, scientific opportunities and priorities, and the requisite infrastructure to optimize inhibitor research.

As individuals with hemophilia live longer and reach life expectancy rates comparable to the general population, their healthcare providers will continue to encounter clinical challenges inherent in treating and managing aging patients, including cardiovascular disease (CVD). There are several established risk factors associated with CVD such as hypertension, overweight, obesity and an abnormal lipid profile.

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