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Will Shire's acute HAE drug OK shift dynamic for ViroPharma's prophylactic?

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The US FDA's approval on 25 August of Shire's hereditary angioedema (HAE) drug Firazyr (icatibant) as the first and only self-administered subcutaneous treatment for acute attacks has not only opened the gate for the medicine to claim a favourable chunk of the US market in that indication, but also could have an impact on the prophylactic setting.

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