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Eltrombopag now an approved therapy for certain patients with severe

On August 26, the FDA approved use of Promacta® (eltrombopag), produced by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), for use in patients with severe aplastic anemia (SAA) who have had an insufficient response to immunosuppressive therapy and are not candidates for a hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Eltrombopag, works by helping to increase production of blood cells. According to Cynthia Dunbar, M.D., Head, Molecular Hematopoiesis Section, Hematology Branch, Division of Intramural Research, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, the approval of eltrombopag as a treatment for SAA is significant because “This is the first new drug approved for aplastic anemia since ATG, and it is the first drug ever approved to treat refractory aplastic anemia. Once a day treatment with this oral, well-tolerated drug leads to clinically significant responses in approxim...

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