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White Blood Cell Disorders

Biosimilar Nyvepria Gets FDA Approval

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Nyvepria™ (pegfilgrastim-apgf; Pfizer), a biosimilar to Neulasta (pegfilgrastim; Amgen). Nyvepria, a leukocyte growth factor, is indicated to decrease the incidence of infection, as manifested by febrile neutropenia, in patients with nonmyeloid malignancies receiving myelosuppressive anticancer drugs associated with a clinically significant incidence of febrile neutropenia. The approval…

Investigational Treatment for Hypereosinophilic Syndrome Granted Orphan Drug Status

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…