Five Hemlibra Deaths But Not Caused By Hemophilia Drug – Roche
News of the deaths, which included patients using Hemlibra for compassionate use and in clinical trials, has put the drug's safety profile in the spotlight again even though Roche has pointed out investigators have stated that the causes of death were unrelated to the recently-approved hemophilia A therapy.
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Full results from the HAVEN 3 and 4 trials suggest that Roche’s hemophilia drug Hemlibra will indeed take a dominant market position in patients with or without factor VIII inhibitors although that make take some time as current therapy is already very effective and is supported by decades of safety experience.
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