Eli Lilly to refile RA remedy to FDA

INDIANAPOLIS — Eli Lilly and Incyte Corporation on Wednesday announced that, after discussions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in late August, Lilly will resubmit the New Drug Application for baricitinib before the end of January 2018. The resubmission package will include new safety and efficacy data.

The companies anticipate the FDA will classify the application as a Class II resubmission, which will start a new six-month review cycle. Baricitinib is a once-daily oral investigational medication for the treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis.

"We are committed to making life better for people living with RA. There is a significant unmet need for Americans suffering from this debilitating disease in spite of available therapies," stated Christi Shaw, president of Lilly Bio-Medicines. "We are pleased with the opportunity to provide our resubmission package for baricitinib sooner than anticipated and look forward to continuing to work with the FDA as we seek to bring baricitinib to people with RA in the U.S."
 

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