Lilly's Olumiant Is First Drug FDA Approved For Alopecia Areata
The FDA approved baricitinib for the hair loss disorder despite safety concerns with JAK inhibitors. It carries the same warnings on risk of CV events and malignancy as the others in the class.
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Concert’s CTP-543 would be second or third to market in alopecia areata, behind Lilly and likely Pfizer, but the biotech thinks its drug will have the best profile based on efficacy and patient satisfaction.
Opzelura, already approved for atopic dermatitis, gives Incyte a second indication for its topical JAK inhibitor. It is the first treatment approved for vitiligo.
Immunology president Patrik Jonsson talked to Scrip about being first to market with a systemic treatment for alopecia areata and launch plans for the new Olumiant indication.