Sunday, February 18

The Food and Drug Administration approved a new treatment for severe frostbite that is intended to prevent the need to amputate fingers or toes. The Iloprost injection, marketed under the name Aurlumyn, is a vasodilator, which opens blood vessels and prevents clotting.

“This approval provides patients with the first-ever treatment option for severe frostbite,” said FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Division of Cardiology and Nephrology Director Norman Stockbridge. “Having this new option provides physicians with a tool that will help prevent the life-changing amputation of one’s frostbitten fingers or toes.” 

Iloprost was originally approved in 2004 for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertensio

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Commissioner Califf as he oversees the Food and Drug Administration.
  • For FDA officials as they review and approve treatments and interventions for various illnesses and disorders.
  • For the president and his advisors to receive God’s guidance as they address issues facing the nation.

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