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     217  0 Kommentare Zevra Therapeutics Transitions to Orsini as the Specialty Pharmacy Provider for OLPRUVA (sodium phenylbutyrate), a Treatment for Certain Urea Cycle Disorders

    CELEBRATION, Fla. and ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., June 18, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orsini Specialty Pharmacy (Orsini), and Zevra Therapeutics, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ZVRA) (Zevra) today announced that Orsini is now the pharmacy partner for OLPRUVA (sodium phenylbutyrate) for oral suspension. OLPRUVA is a prescription medicine used along with certain therapies, including changes in diet, for long-term management of certain adult and pediatric patients with urea cycle disorders (UCDs) involving deficiencies of carbamylphosphate synthetase (CPS), ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) or argininosuccinic acid synthetase (AS). Visit OLPRUVA-Prescribing-Information.pdf (olpruva.com) to view the full Prescribing Information, including Important Safety Information.

    UCDs are rare genetic disorders that impair the body's ability to remove excess ammonia. People living with UCDs often suffer from ammonia buildup in the blood, potentially resulting in brain damage and neurocognitive impairments, coma and even death, if untreated. OLPRUVA is a nitrogen scavenger that removes excess ammonia.

    “Those living with UCDs can face tremendous long-term challenges including developmental delay and neurocognitive impairment, and we are committed to ensuring that they have access to OLPRUVA,” said Joshua Schafer, Zevra’s Chief Commercial Officer.

    “Orsini is built to serve rare disease communities, and we’re excited to partner with Zevra to connect UCD patients with this important treatment option,” said Brandon Tom, Orsini’s Chief Executive Officer.

    About Urea Cycle Disorders
    UCDs are a group of rare, genetic disorders that can cause harmful ammonia to build up in the blood, potentially resulting in brain damage and neurocognitive impairments if ammonia levels are not controlled. Any increase in ammonia over time is serious. Therefore, it is important to adhere to any dietary protein restrictions and have alternative medication options to help control ammonia levels.

    About OLPRUVA
    OLPRUVA (sodium phenylbutyrate) was approved for the treatment of certain UCDs in December 2022 and is marketed under the brand name, OLPRUVA. OLPRUVA (sodium phenylbutyrate) for oral suspension is a prescription medicine used along with certain therapies, including changes in diet, for the long-term management of adults and children weighing 44 pounds (20 kg) or greater and with a body surface area (BSA) of 1.2 m2 or greater, with UCDs, involving deficiencies of carbamylphosphate synthetase (CPS), ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC), or argininosuccinic acid synthetase (AS). OLPRUVA is not used to treat rapid increase of ammonia in the blood (acute hyperammonemia), which can be life-threatening and requires emergency medical treatment. For more information, please visit www.OLPRUVA.com.

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    Zevra Therapeutics Transitions to Orsini as the Specialty Pharmacy Provider for OLPRUVA (sodium phenylbutyrate), a Treatment for Certain Urea Cycle Disorders CELEBRATION, Fla. and ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., June 18, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Orsini Specialty Pharmacy (Orsini), and Zevra Therapeutics, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ZVRA) (Zevra) today announced that Orsini is now the pharmacy partner for OLPRUVA (sodium …