Tag Archives: disease

FDA grants Jacobus Pharma approval for rare disease drug

(Reuters) – Jacobus Pharmaceutical Co Inc on Monday won U.S. approval for the first drug to treat children with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, a rare autoimmune disorder. The drug, Ruzurgi, was approved for use in patients aged between 6 and 17, the FDA said here. Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, which affects about three people per million worldwide,… Read More »

Research may predict outcomes for newborns with rare disease

Up until now, scientists have understood that there are two main subtypes of the disease- known as diffuse and focal. Diffuse CHI affects the entire pancreas, whilst focal CHI affects just one area of the organ, forming a focal lesion. The team from Manchester now understand that focal CHI can be further categorised into two types- spreading focal lesions and isolated… Read More »

Disease has cost Africa 630 million years of ‘healthy life’, according to WHO study

A Ugandan doctor checks a Somali child at an outpatient hospital run by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Mogadishu, Somalia. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) Diseases, disability and early death, resulting from illness, has cost the economy of the African continent’s 54 nations $ 2.4 trillion in annual workforce productivity losses in… Read More »