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First FDA-approved Treatment for Alopecia

Monday, June 13th marks a huge milestone for the Alopecia community with the first FDA-approved treatment for the condition.

Olumiant (baricitinib), as described by NAAF, “belongs to a class of medications known as Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors. Oluminant™ is approved by the FDA for adults with (moderate to severe) alopecia areata. Olumiant™, from manufacturer Eli Lilly and Company.”

For a drug to receive FDA approval, extensive clinical trials must be carried out. Typically receiving approval takes around ten months. With the first FDA-approved treatment, the future is incredibly promising for the Alopecia community.

Olumiant is a prescription treatment. For those interested in learning more, consult a board-certified dermatologist. Check out the official announcement from the FDA


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