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US FDA Restricts JAK Inhibitors To Second-Line In Rheumatoid Arthritis Amid CV, Cancer, Mortality Risks

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Now that the analysis of Pfizer’s postmarketing trial for Xeljanz is complete, though, application reviews of other products will likely be completed. The Xelijanz study revealed elevated risk of heart-related events, cancer, blood clots and death, resulting in a class-wide indication restriction and a revised boxed warning.

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