Sickle cell disease treatment

Tuesday 21 December 2021


A new treatment for sickle cell disease, Oxbryta (voxelotor), received a positive opinion from the European Medicines Agency on 17 December for patients 12 years of age and older. This is the same drug and patient group that received an accelerated approval from the US Food and Drug Administration in 2019. Concurrent with the EMA opinion, the FDA expanded the label of Oxbryta to include children from the age of four up to 11 years.