AbbVie nabs seventh FDA approval for Rinvoq, adds Crohn’s disease indication
AbbVie picked up another indication for blockbuster Rinvoq on Thursday, this time for Crohn’s disease. The seventh FDA approval for the JAK inhibitor is specifically for use in moderate to severe Crohn’s patients who have had inadequate response or intolerance of at least one TNF blocker.
While there are several other biologics already on the market to treat moderately to severely active Crohn’s including J&J’s Stelara, Takeda’s Entyvio and AbbVie’s own Skyrizi, the FDA noted that Rinvoq is the first oral drug.
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