The Food and Drug Administration has granted priority review to Roche’s emicizumab-kxwh (Hemlibra) for the treatment of adults and children with hemophilia A without factor VIII inhibitors.
The agency is scheduled to make a decision on approval in October 2018.
Among patients aged 12 years and older without factor VIII inhibitors, emicizumab-kxwh prophylaxis every week reduced treated bleeds by 96% (P less than .0001) and treated bleeds were reduced by 97% (P less than .0001) in patients who were treated every 2 weeks, according to
was approved by FDA in November 2017 for routine prophylaxis for adults and children with hemophilia A with factor VIII inhibitors. That approval was based on results from the HAVEN 1 and HAVEN 2 studies.