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Molecule Shows Potential to Treat PF in Surprising Manner

The small molecule TH5487 safely and effectively treated pulmonary fibrosis (PF) in a mouse model, a study reported. Although TH5487 is known to block the activity of the DNA repair enzyme OGG1, its anti-fibrotic effects occurred, in part, by reducing the production of OGG1 itself. According to researchers, these…

PFF Care Center Network Expands to 74 Sites Across 34 US States

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation’s PFF Care Center Network (CCN) now includes 74 medical centers in 34 U.S. states, after six more sites specializing in pulmonary fibrosis (PF) diagnosis, treatment, and patient support joined the nationwide program. “Our new PFF Care Center Network sites offer much-needed comprehensive care for…

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Status to Anti-inflammatory EI-1071 for IPF

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to EI-1071, an oral anti-inflammatory that Elixiron Immunotherapeutics is developing for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Orphan drug status is awarded by the FDA to therapies designed to improve medical care for rare disorders —…

NP-120 Eases Cough in IPF Patients, Top-line Data Show

Algernon Pharmaceuticals’ experimental oral therapy NP-120 (ifenprodil) significantly reduced coughing in people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), according to a new analysis of top-line data from a proof-of-concept Phase 2a clinical trial. The analysis showed the therapy was much more effective at easing cough than previously reported. NP-120’s “potential…

IPF Therapy DWN12088 Is on FDA’s Fast Track

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given fast-track designation to DWN12088, an experimental anti-fibrotic medication that Daewoong Pharmaceutical is developing to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Fast track designation is given to therapies that are intended to treat serious conditions and fill an unmet medical need.

NP-120, Potential IPF Treatment, Stabilizes Lung Function in Trial

Most idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients treated with NP-120 (ifenprodil) in a 12-week clinical trial saw their lung function improve or stabilize, and most also experienced an easing in coughing, according to top-line data announced by the therapy’s developer, Algernon Pharmaceuticals. “Simply put, the IPF data is better than we…

Virtual, In-person Events Planned for 2022 PFF Walk

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) is hosting its sixth annual PFF Walk fundraiser with virtual and in-person events over the next few months to raise funds and awareness in support of people living with pulmonary fibrosis. “We encourage everyone to join us in celebrating these individuals and helping…