FDA Approves Endari®: The First New Sickle Cell Treatment in Almost 20 Years

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On July 7, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Endari® (L-glutamine oral powder) for patients age five years and older with Sickle Cell Disease to reduce severe complications associated with the blood disorder.

This represents the first-ever treatment approved for children and the first new treatment for Sickle Cell Disease in almost 20 years.

Patients who were treated with Endari® experienced fewer Sickle Cell Crises, fewer hospitalizations for Sickle Cell Pain, fewer days in the hospital, and also had fewer occurrences of acute chest syndrome (a life-threatening complication of Sickle Cell Disease).

The FDA granted the approval of Endari®, a life-changing treatment developed at LA BioMed and licensed to Emmaus Life Sciences of Torrance.