Aug 21, 2019

New drug for people who can bleed uncontrollably

Christopher's doctors are recommending he stay on his current factor-VIII treatment but consider switching to the new one when he is a bit older. Like other people with haemophilia A, he will need life-long treatment. "As a parent, I know that cuts and scrapes happen to kids all the time but for many families these routine accidents can be distressing and life-threatening, so this new treatment will change lives and lift a weight from thousands of parents." "Current treatments can require intravenous infusions multiple times a week which can place a significant burden on people with haemophilia and their carers." "This decision will mean that people will have the opportunity to have treatment less frequently without intravenous access, which will enable many to live their lives more freely.''".

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