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US FDA approves Regeneron-Sanofi’s Kevzara to treat polymyalgia rheumatica

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi’s Kevzara (sarilumab) to treat polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) in adult patients. Kevzara has been approved as the first and only biologic indicated for PMR adult patients who did not respond to corticosteroids or who cannot tolerate corticosteroid taper. Developed using…...

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Amgen Successfully Completes Acquisition of ChemoCentryx

TAVNEOS® (avacopan), a First-in-Class Medicine for Patients With Severe Active ANCA-Associated Vasculitis, Added to Inflammation Portfolio THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., (Oct. 20, 2022) – Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that it has successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of ChemoCentryx, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCXI), a biopharmaceutical company focused on orally administered therapeutics to treat…...

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Mom Climbs Highest Mountain in Africa in Memory of Her Extraordinary Daughter

Update: Jo has made it to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro! The climb was by far the hardest thing she’s ever had to face other than losing her daughter, Amy, to vasculitis. “They call it ‘The Roof of Africa’ but I call it almost to heaven! It’s the closest I’ll…...

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