Researchers from the Francis Crick Institute and the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis developed a new compound that blocks a step in the life cycle of the mosquito-borne parasite that causes malaria.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Chiesi Global Rare Diseases’ Ferriprox (deferiprone) for the treatment of transfusional iron overload caused by sickle cell disease or other anemias in adults and children ages 3 years and older.

Apellis Pharmaceuticals’ pegcetacoplan beat out Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ Soliris in the Phase III PEGASUS study in adults with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH).

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Oxbryta (voxelotor), a drug from Global Blood Therapeutics Inc. developed to treat sickle cell disease in adults and children 12 years or older.