Zokinvy ((lonafarnib) achieves FDA approval
Zokinvy ((lonafarnib) achieves FDA approval
… Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Earns FDA Approval For Zokinvy …

Eiger Biopharmaceuticals: Zokinvy (lonafarnib) Earns FDA Approval

The first treatment for Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome and some progeroid laminopathies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued approval to Eiger BioPharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: EIGR) for Zokinvy (lonafarnib) based on an indication to reduce the risk of death due to Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome and for the treatment of certain processing-deficient progeroid laminopathies in patients one year of age and older. Zokinvy was given a Priority Review to quicken the pace of its evaluation by the FDA and speed its availability to patients and healthcare professionals.

As a new therapy with no equal, Zokinvy is a go-to option where none existed before

Before the approval of Zokinvy, the only treatment paths for Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome and progeroid laminopathies patients were maintenance care and the prescribing of various therapies to treat the symptoms triggered by complications caused by the disease.

Zokinvy is a novel, highly specialized therapy

As an oral agent, Zokinvy is far easier to prescribe and administer than injectable or infused medications. In terms of market access, Eiger should be able to readily position the product in managed care health prescription plans and government program prescription drug formularies based on its highly specific FDA indication. As the first and only therapy with its indication, Zokinvy has no competitors.

The FDA recognizes the significance Zokinvy has for medical professionals and the patients they care for

Eiger BioPharmaceuticals is dedicated to the exploration and creation of new complex therapies to treat uncommon and challenging diseases

  • Lonafarnib/Ritonavir for Hepatitis Delta Virus (HDV): Phase III
  • Peginterferon Lambda for Hepatitis Delta Virus (HDV): Phase III ready
  • Avexitide for post-bariatric hypoglycemia (PBH): Phase III ready
  • Avexitide for congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI): Phase II

Congratulations are in order for Eiger BioPharmaceuticals as Zokinvy is clearly addressing a challenging and unmet medical need. Pediatricians, medical geneticists, pediatric cardiologists and other healthcare professionals that diagnose and treat patients afflicted with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome and progeroid laminopathies now have a viable treatment option to help them. Founded in 2000, Eiger BioPharmaceuticals is based in Palo Alto, California.

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