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FDA approves Fasenra for eosinophilic asthma maintenance therapy

November 15, 2017

The FDA has approved Fasenra for additional maintenance treatment of severe eosinophilic asthma in patients 12 years and older, according to the manufacturer release.

The approval of Fasenra (benralizumab, AstraZeneca) stems from the results of a program of studies, which included phase 3 exacerbation trials and a phase 3 oral corticosteroid-sparing trial. The respiratory biologic, which diminishes eosinophils within 24 hours, has not been approved for the treatment of other eosinophilic conditions, or the relief of acute bronchospasms or status asthmaticus.

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