New FDA-approved drug will forever change the way people with bleeding disorders are treated

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The FDA approved a new bleeding disorder drug that has drastically changed the life of a 2-year-old.

Griffin Picket is one of 20,000 Americans who have a serious bleeding disorder. It’s so severe, that he could suffer major internal bleeding just by bumping his head.

For much of his young life, he had to endure hour-long daily injections to keep him safe.

But thanks to a new drug approved last week, his life is forever changed.  Instead of daily injections, the new drug is self-administered weekly instead of daily.

Dr. Angeli Rampersad was involved in the clinical trials of the drug, and she spoke with us about how this will forever change the way she treats patients with bleeding disorders.

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