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Eli Lilly prepares for FDA rejection of eczema treatment

Following two delays to the FDA’s final decision, Eli Lilly now says that the approval of a new indication in the US might not be in the cards for its eczema drug for adults, Olumiant.

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Eli Lilly’s tug-of-war with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over the treatment for adults with atopic eczema, Olumiant (baricitinib), is currently not looking to end favorably for the US-based pharmaceutical company.

In a news release, Eli Lilly warns its investors and the public that the company’s supplemental marketing application filed with the FDA could now end up in a rejection – a so-called ”complete response letter.”

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