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16 January 2009 CSL Behring Receives FDA Approval of RiaSTAP™, First and Only Approved Treatment of Acute Bleeding Episodes in Patients with Congenital Fibrinogen Deficiency

CSL Behring announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing approval for RiaSTAP™, the first and only treatment of acute bleeding episodes in patients with congenital fibrinogen deficiency, including afibrinogenemia and hypofibrinogenemia. Congenital fibrinogen deficiency is a rare, potentially life-threatening bleeding disorder that affects an estimated one person per million, with an estimated prevalence in the U.S. of approximately 300 patients. RiaSTAP is not indicated to treat dysfibrinogenemia.

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11 December 2008 CSL Behring Launches Voice2Voice™ Vivaglobin® Advocacy Program for New Patients and Caregivers

CSL Behring, a worldwide leader in developing immunoglobulin therapies, announced today the launch of Voice2Voice™, a consumer outreach program offering peer-to-peer support to primary immunodeficiency (PI) patients and caregivers. The program will offer assistance exclusively to new patients as they begin at-home use of Vivaglobin® (Immune Globulin Subcutaneous, Human), the first and only U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved subcutaneous immunoglobulin (Ig) for treatment of patients with primary immunodeficiency.

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09 December 2008 CSL Behring Awards Second Round of LEAD Grants in Support of Patient Group Advocacy Efforts

CSL Behring, a global leader in the plasma-protein biotherapies industry, announces the awarding of five grants totaling more than $65,000 to patient advocacy organizations in the United States. These five grants represent the second round of semi-annual awards in the company's Local Empowerment for Advocacy Development (LEAD) program. To date, the company has awarded more than $150,000 in grants through the LEAD program.

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19 November 2008 CSL Behring Launches GameFaces Program at National Hemophilia Foundation Annual Meeting

CSL Behring announced today it launched the first challenge of GamesFaces™, a family-oriented online initiative for patients with hemophilia A, at the 60th Annual Meeting of the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF). GameFaces is designed to encourage real-life physical activity through a series of three customized challenges based on the individual’s age, disease severity and current level of physical activity. Participants can now log on to the program website at, create their GameFaces character and begin the first challenge, which will run from today through January 10, 2009.

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01 October 2008 Moms Raise "Red Flag" about the Dangers of Widely Undiagnosed Bleeding Disorder

National Campaign Highlights Signs, Symptoms, Impact on Families of von Willebrand Disease. A group of mothers with VWD have joined together to focus attention on the need for more communication between mothers and their children about signs, symptoms and potentially severe health consequences of this disease.

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