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Jyseleca approved in Japan for ulcerative colitis.

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Published:29th Mar 2022

Galapagos NV reports that Gilead Sciences K.K. Eisai Co., Ltd. and and EA Pharma Co., Ltd. announced the approval by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), of a second indication for Jyseleca (filgotinib), a once-daily, oral, JAK1 preferential inhibitor, for the treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe active ulcerative colitis (UC).

The approval of this second indication for Jyseleca in Japan is based on data from the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase IIb/III SELECTION study. This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of Jyseleca for induction and maintenance of remission in patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis who had an inadequate response with, lost response to, or were intolerant to either conventional therapy or a biologic agent. The study showed that Jyseleca 200mg was well-tolerated and efficacious as induction and maintenance therapy with no new safety findings reported. Jyseleca was approved in Japan in September 2020 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), including the prevention of structural joint damage, in patients who had inadequate response to conventional therapies.

Gilead Japan will hold the marketing authorization of Jyseleca in Japan and will be responsible for product supply. Eisai will be responsible for product distribution, and together with EA Pharma, its subsidiary focused on gastrointestinal diseases, will jointly commercialize the medicine to make it available to physicians and patients across the country.

Condition: Ulcerative Colitis
Type: drug

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