European Medicines Agency Reviews Inhibitor Development Risk in Hemophilia A Treatment

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   In response to the SIPPET study that was published this spring by the New England Journal of Medicine, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has initiated a review of factor VIII-containing products and the risk of inhibitor development for initial hemophilia A treatment.  This is not the first time the that this body has considered the risk of inhibitor development with recombinant factor VIII products; it also did so in 2013 and 2014 in response to three separate studies related to risks associated with recombinant factor VIII products.  Following its review PRAC will make a set of recommendations, after which the Co-ordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures-Human will adopt a position.  Source: "EMA Starts Another Review of Factor VIII-Containing Products" via