Japan approves rheumatoid drug Baricitinib for COVID-19 patients

rheumatoid arthritis drug Baricitinib

Japan’s health ministry approved on Friday the use of rheumatoid arthritis drug Baricitinib for COVID-19 patients, the third such approval following the drugs remdesivir and dexamethasone.

Eli Lilly & Co’s Japan subsidiary had applied to regulators for the new use of the drug in December.

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