Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

FAP Treatment Tegsedi Approved for Reimbursement in Italy

The Italian Medicines Agency has added Tegsedi (inotersen), a treatment for familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP), to the list of reimbursed therapies in the country. Tegsedi was approved to treat stage 1 or 2 polyneuropathy in adults with FAP — also called hereditary transthyretin (hATTR) amyloidosis…

Long-term Vyndaqel Improves Survival in FAP, Study Suggests

Long-term treatment with Vyndaqel (tafamidis) may reduce the risk of death in people with familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP), a study shows. The study, “Evaluation of Mortality During Long-Term Treatment with Tafamidis for Transthyretin Amyloidosis with Polyneuropathy: Clinical Trial Results up to 8.5 Years,” were…

Onpattro Approved in Brazil to Treat Adults With FAP

Onpattro (patisiran) has been approved in Brazil to treat hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis in adults with stage 1 or stage 2 polyneuropathy, the therapy’s developer, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, has announced. Hereditary ATTR amyloidosis, also known as familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP), is a genetic…