Burosumab

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Burosumab (INN, trade name Crysvita) known as KRN23 is a human monoclonal antibody designed for the treatment of X-linked hypophosphatemia.[1][2][3] Burosumab was approved by the FDA for its intended purpose, in patients aged 1 year and older, on 17 April 2018.[4] The FDA approval fell under both the breakthrough therapy and orphan drug designations.[4]

This drug was developed by Ultragenyx and is in a collaborative license agreement with Kyowa Hakko Kirin.[5]

While burosumab is effective for the treatment of X-linked hypophosphatemia, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in England and Wales initially raised concerns regarding the incremental cost-effectiveness of the new treatment[6] but the drug is available through a simple discount scheme. [7]

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