New Treatments, Better Treatments for SCD

The New Research on SCD
There is a renaissance of drug development in SCD. There are proposed mechanisms of action that are novel. They improve the dynamics of blood flow, interrupt the clot forming reactions of VOC, reduce the body’s insult from VOC’s, provide alternative oxygen transport and other approaches like gene therapy to correct the genetic defect. These go beyond current hydration and opioid pain management. Collectively, these and other successful drug candidates may do for SCD what “cocktail” therapy has done for cancer and HIV/AIDS.  Stay tuned to this Blog for ongoing updates on the development progress of this new category of treatments for SCD.