Bleeding Disorders

A collection of features and news articles published in ASH Clinical News related to bleeding disorders.

Early Phase Trial Shows PB2452 Immediately Reverses Ticagrelor’s Antiplatelet Activity

The monoclonal antibody fragment PB2452 effectively and immediately reversed the antiplatelet effects of ticagrelor in healthy volunteers, according to results from a phase I...

Demystifying Genetic Testing for Bleeding Disorders

When hemophilia and von Willebrand disease (vWD) were first recognized, doctors didn’t diagnose a patient until he (or, much more infrequently, she) experienced a...

Beta-Thalassemia Gene Therapy Continues to Show Efficacy in Longer-Term Follow-up

Updated results from the phase I/II HGB-204 and HGB-207 trials indicated that several patients with severe, transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia have remained transfusion-free up to four...

Xarelto Manufacturers Settle Lawsuits Over Bleeding Risks

Johnson & Johnson and Bayer, the manufacturers of rivaroxaban (sold as Xarelto), have agreed to pay $775 million to settle thousands of lawsuits over...

EU Panel Recommends Approving Gene Therapy for Thalassemia

Europe’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommended approval of Bluebird Bio’s lentiglobin gene-therapy product for patients with transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia. CHMP is...

New Treatment Approved for Hemophilia A

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved turoctocog alfa pegol, an extended half-life factor VIII (FVIII) molecule formerly known as N8-GP, for the treatment...

Alemtuzumab Plus Myeloablative Conditioning Reduces Post-Transplant GVHD Risk

For younger patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) who are eligible for a hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), adding alemtuzumab lowered the risk of graft-versus-host...

Congress Passes Bipartisan Sickle Cell Bill

The U.S. Congress recently passed the Sickle Cell Disease and Other Heritable Blood Disorders Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act of 2018, bipartisan legislation...

FDA Approves New Hemophilia A Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved turoctocog alfa pegol, formerly known as N8-GP, for the treatment of children and adults with hemophilia...

Caplacizumab Improves Platelet Normalization Time, Reduces Mortality in Acquired TTP

Adding caplacizumab to standard of care for the treatment of acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP) shortened the time to the normalization of platelet counts...

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