logo
  

Alnylam's GIVLAARI Gets Positive Recommendation From Canadian Agencies For AHP Treatment

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s (ALNY) GIVLAARI or givosiran has now received a positive recommendation for reimbursement from the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health or CADTH, the company said in a statement.

GIVLAARI is approved by Health Canada for subcutaneous use for the treatment of acute hepatic porphyria (AHP) in adults.

acute hepatic porphyria is an ultra-rare condition in which patients can experience debilitating attacks of severe abdominal pain, vomiting and seizures. It can be life-threatening due to the possibility of paralysis and respiratory arrest during attacks. Many patients also experience chronic symptoms, including severe pain, which continues to be present between attacks, linked to increased rates of liver cancer, kidney failure and hypertension.

For comments and feedback contact: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
Ontario, Canada-based Erie Meat Products Ltd. is recalling approximately 1,224 pounds of fully cooked chicken bologna products, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service or FSIS. The chicken bologna products were imported and distributed into the United States without the benefit of FSIS import reinspection. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration or FDA has issued a public health alert against Fulvic Care Powder and Tablets from Ontario, Canada -based Black Oxygen Organics due to elevated levels of lead and arsenic. The agency advised consumers not to use Fulvic Care Powder and Tablets from Black Oxygen or give the products to pets due to elevated levels of lead and arsenic. Alexander & Hornung, a business unit of Perdue Premium Meat Co., Inc., is recalling around 234,391 pounds of fully cooked pork products citing possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service or FSIS announced. The recall involves ham and pepperoni products that come under various brands and produced on various dates.
Follow RTT