Baricitinib was first approved in the EU in February 2017 for the treatment of adults with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA); this was followed shortly after by an approval in Japan in July of the same year. Almost a year later, this Janus Kinase (JAK) inhibitor was approved by the US FDA in June 2018. Continue reading “Baricitinib (Olumiant™): Now also available in the USA”
The recent first global approval of Baricitinib has been reviewed in detail in the First Global Approval report in Adis journal Drugs, based on the development milestones tracked in AdisInsight.
In February 2017, baricitinib (Olumiant™), developed by Eli Lily and Incyte Corporation, received its first global approval in the EU as monotherapy or in combination with methotrexate, for the treatment of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis in adult patients who have responded inadequately to, or who are intolerant to one or more disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Continue reading “Baricitinib (Olumiant™): First Global Approval – daily oral formulation may win patient preference for next-gen RA treatment”