The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug designation to dexpramipexole (Knopp Biosciences), an investigational treatment for hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES). HES is characterized by peripheral eosinophilia with evidence of organ involvement. Treatment depends on the severity of the condition and underlying cause; while steroid therapy is effective in most patients, high doses are…
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to the investigational oral dual inhibitor, ASN002 (Asana BioSciences), for the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis.
“Closer collaboration between dermatologists and oncologists is essential,” write the authors.
The FDA decision to grant Priority Review was based on results from a National Institute of Health (NIH) study which demonstrated a 52% complete response rate and an 85% overall response rate in treatment-naïve SAA patients treated with eltrombopag plus standard IST.
The disease can be life threatening. Phase 3 study results released last March demonstrated Rituxan substantialy improved pemphigus vulgaris remission rates and successful tapering.
The primary endpoint was met with 75% of the benralizumab group reducing their OCS doses compared to 25% in the placebo group. Additionally, 52% of the benralizumab group who had optimized baseline OCS doses of ≤12.5mg/d were able to completely stop OCS use.
Omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish oil was shown to have a lowering effect on lgE production (the antibodies which fuel asthma), suggesting that omega-3 fatty acids may be utilized to treat asthma patients.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients have a greater prevalence and severity of periodontitis than the non-arthritis population, according to a new study published in the Korean Journal of Internal Medicine.