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FDA issues urgent approval for Lily’s arthritis drug, including remdesivir, for the treatment of COVID-19

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency license to treat patients with COVID-19 by combining Eli Lilly and Company’s (LLY) rheumatoid arthritis drug baricitinib with Gilead Sciences’ (GILD) remdesivir.

The FDA is for suspected COVID-19 or laboratory-confirmed treatment in hospitalized adult and pediatric patients over 2 years of age requiring oxygenation, invasive ventilation, or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or ECMO. Approved a combination of drugs for.

The drug combination was urgently approved based on clinical trials that found a reduction in the time to recovery within 29 days of starting treatment compared to patients receiving placebo containing remdesivir.

The FDA said the safety and efficacy of the investigational drug for use in the treatment of COVID-19 continues to be evaluated. Baricitinib is not approved or approved as a monotherapy for COVID-19.

Baricitinib is a prescription oral tablet approved by the FDA and marketed under the brand Olumiant for the treatment of moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis.

Baricitinib is an oral JAK inhibitor discovered by Incyte (INCY) and licensed to Lilly. It is marketed as Olumiant in the United States and more than 70 countries and has recently been approved by the European Union for the treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis as a candidate for systemic therapy.

Earlier this month, the FDA granted an emergency permit for Eli Lilly’s investigational monoclonal antibody therapy, bamuranibimab or LY-CoV555, for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in adult and pediatric patients aged 12 years and older. Granted.

Gilead Sciences’ remdesivir is an FDA-approved intravenous antiviral drug marketed under the Veklury brand name.

Remdesivir also remains licensed for emergency use for the treatment of suspicious or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 in hospitalized pediatric patients.

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FDA issues urgent approval for Lily’s arthritis drug, including remdesivir, for the treatment of COVID-19

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