Digestive and Biliary Disorders Archives - MPR

Digestive and Biliary Disorders

Givlaari Approved for Acute Hepatic Porphyria

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Givlaari (givosiran; Alnylam) for the treatment of adults with acute hepatic porphyria (AHP). AHP is a rare, genetic disease characterized by episodic and potentially life-threatening attacks. The disease is comprised of 4 subtypes that result from genetic defects affecting the heme biosynthesis pathway in the liver; this causes…

OTC Gel Helps Patients Who Have Trouble Swallowing Medications

Phazix, a gel designed to help patients who have difficulty swallowing medications, has been made available over-the-counter by Arkray USA.  According to the Company, the thick, slippery gel is placed on a spoon with the medication and consumed in a single swallow; Phazix may be consumed with tablets, capsules, or powders, however it should not…