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19-10-2021 | Ankylosing spondylitis | News

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Tofacitinib receives EMA support for ankylosing spondylitis

Author:
Shreeya Nanda

medwireNews: Tofacitinib could soon be available in Europe for people with ankylosing spondylitis following a recommendation from the EMA to adopt a new indication for the drug.

According to the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use, the Janus kinase inhibitor is indicated for adult patients with active disease and an inadequate response to conventional treatment options.

This adds to the previous positive decisions for tofacitinib for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and ulcerative colitis.

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