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VF Announces 2020 V-RED Award Winners

Two winners tied for first place and one received an honorable mention in the Vasculitis Foundation’s (VF) 2020 Recognizing Excellence in Diagnostics (V-RED) award program. Now in its seventh year, the program calls on patients worldwide to nominate a medical professional they want to recognize for making a critical, early…...

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VF Announces Young Investigator Award

Dragana Odobasic, PhD, a research fellow at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, was awarded the Vasculitis Foundation’s (VF) “Dr. Chris Cox-Marinelli Young Investigator Award” in May for her study, Tolerogenic Dendritic Cells for Antigen-Specific Immunosuppression in MPO-ANCA Vasculitis. The award, a one-year grant totaling $49,822, was created in memory of…...

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FDA Approves Otezla®for the Treatment of Oral Ulcers in Behcet’s Disease

Celgene Corporation announced on July 19 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Otezla® (apremilast) 30 mg twice daily (BID) for the treatment of adult patients with oral ulcers associated with Behcet’s disease. Otezla, an oral, selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4), is the first and only…...

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ChemoCentryx Announces FDA Acceptance of the Avacopan New Drug Application (NDA) for the Treatment of ANCA-Associated Vasculitis

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ChemoCentryx, Inc., (Nasdaq: CCXI), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the Company’s New Drug Application (NDA) for avacopan, an orally-administered selective complement 5a receptor inhibitor, for the treatment of ANCA-Associated Vasculitis and has set July 7, 2021 as the Prescription Drug User…...

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