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16.12.2016 CHMP Recommends Approval of Lilly’s Baricitinib for the Treatment of Adults with Moderate to Severe Active Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ: INCY) announced today that the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a positive opinion, recommending the approval of baricitinib – which if approved would be marketed as Olumiant®. Baricitinib would be indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis in adult patients who have responded inadequately to, or who are intolerant to one or more disease modifying anti rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Baricitinib may be used as monotherapy or in combination with methotrexate.

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