FDA approves Rigel Pharmaceuticals’ drug for rare bleeding disorder

 

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Rigel Pharmaceuticals Inc’s treatment for a rare bleeding disorder.

Rigel’s Tavalisse was approved to treat patients with immune thrombocytopenic purpura, a disease characterized by excessive bruising and bleeding caused by unusually low levels of platelets, which are integral to clotting.

 

Reporting by Tamara Mathias in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva

 

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-rigel-pharms-fda/fda-approves-rigel-pharmaceuticals-drug-for-rare-bleeding-disorder-idUSKBN1HO2TV?il=0