TITLE

Enzyme product approved for rare hand disorder

AUTHOR(S)
Traynor, Kate
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;3/15/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 6, p416
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the approval of collagenase clostridium histolyticum or Xiaflex for injection from Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. to treat Dupuytren's contracture in adults by the U.S. Food & Drug Adminstration (FDA). FDA says that Xiaflex is the first product with its labeling approved by the agency for the treatment of the rare disease affecting the hands and prevents the normal use of fingers. It states that Xiaflex consists of two purified microbial collagenases.
ACCESSION #
48478485

 

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