New Drug For Pulmonary Hypertension Approved By FDA

The FDA today approved a new drug for pulmonary hypertension. Bayer HealthCare’s riociguat (brand name Adempas) was approved for 2 indications:

  1. The treatment of adults with persistent/recurrent chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) (WHO* Group 4) after surgical treatment or inoperable CTEPH to improve exercise capacity and WHO functional class
  2. The treatment of adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) (WHO Group 1) to improve exercise capacity, improve WHO functional class and delay clinical worsening.

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