With Takhzyro Approval, Shire Could Reclaim HAE Prophylaxis Market From CSL Behring
Offering better efficacy than Shire’s existing HAE therapies and dosing convenience compared to CSL Behring’s prophylactic Haegarda, the specialty pharma may take back market share lost to its competitor and consolidate its leadership in the space.
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Approved in late August, the HAE prophylaxis drug has already yielded $51m in US revenues, with EU approval expected by year-end. The HAE franchise is a growth leader for Shire, despite peaks and valleys due to supply issues.
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