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Leo Pharma closely followed by Pfizer and Abbvie with FDA atopic eczema approvals

Only a few weeks after the FDA approved Leo Pharma's Adbry for atopic eczema, Pfizer and Abbvie are cleared with drugs in the same indication.

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A race has broken out on the atopic eczema market in the US. While Danish pharmaceutical firm Leo Pharma leads among three new contenders, having had its candidate approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) around New Year's, it will soon be followed by two other treatments.

The FDA has just approved therapies from two large US-based companies, Abbvie and Pfizer, for patients aged 12 and up with moderate-to-severe atopic eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis. A total of three firms are thus ready to fight it out for market shares of the enormous disease area, where only one biologic drug, French Sanofi's Dupixent, has been available until now.

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