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Incyte's atopical dermatitis cream delayed

The US FDA needs more time for its review of a new cream for the treatment of atopical dermatitis from the company Incyte. This delay could benefit Leo Pharma.

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It will be another three months before the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is ready to give its verdict on the drug ruxolitinib from Incyte. The review period for the drug ruxolitinib has been extended until Sept. 21, according a company press release.

Ruxolitinib is administered as a topical treatment for atopical dermatitis, and it is in the class of drugs known as JAK-inhibitors.

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