Sanofi's Dupixent Cleared For Children With Atopic Dermatitis In EU
Only Biologic Approved For 6 to 11 Year-Olds
The French major and Regeneron have racked up another indication for Dupixent with the blockbuster getting approval in Europe to treat children with severe eczema.
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