Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

FDA Approves IV Form of Uptravi as Short-term Option to Oral Therapy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an intravenous form of Uptravi (selexipag) — one infused directly into the bloodstream — for people with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) temporarily unable to take oral medicines. The new intravenous, or IV, formulation is intended to prevent treatment interruptions in adults…

Inflammatory TIFA Protein Elevated in PAH

A protein called TIFA is elevated in the blood cells of people with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), suggesting this protein is involved in the biological processes that drive the disease, according to a new study. The findings were published in the journal Scientific Reports, in the study, “…

National Broadcast Series Focuses on PAH

An upcoming series of educational virtual events for people with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and their caregivers will offer insights and perspectives about how to manage life with PAH. The National Broadcast Series will include three talks from August to October. Each of the one-hour talks is scheduled to…

Dosing Begins in Phase 1 Trial of Inhaled Imatinib

Dosing has begun in a clinical trial testing AER-901, Aerami Therapeutics‘ inhaled formulation of imatinib, which is being investigated as a potential treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). “We are pleased to announce that the dosing of subjects in our Phase 1 trial is ongoing and that we expect to…

FDA Gives PulmoSIM’s PT001 Orphan Drug Designation for PAH

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to PT001, an investigational treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The FDA gives this designation to therapies with the potential to treat rare disorders, defined as those that affect fewer than 200,000 people in the U.S. The designation…

Generic Treprostinil Available as Under-the-skin Injection

Sandoz‘s generic treprostinil injection now is available for subcutaneous (under-the-skin) administration to treat  pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), the company announced in a press release. Treprostinil first was approved to treat PAH in the U.S. in 2002. It was developed by United Therapeutics, which markets the…

LIQ861, Inhaled Treprostinil for PAH, Back Up for FDA Approval

An updated application has been filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), again asking that LIQ861 be approved as an inhalation treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), its developer Liquidia announced. The company first made this request in an application to the FDA submitted in April 2020. But the…

Potential PAH Therapy Identified by Cellular Screen of Thousands

By screening thousands of potential candidates, researchers have identified a compound, called AG1296, that may be useful for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Their findings were published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, in a study, “iPSC–endothelial cell phenotypic drug screening and in silico…