FDA approves Lilly’s BTK inhibitor Jaypirca for two more blood cancers
The FDA granted accelerated approval to Eli Lilly’s Jaypirca for certain patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma, the Indianapolis-based pharma company announced Friday evening.
Adult patients who have received a previous BTK inhibitor and a BCL-2 inhibitor are eligible to receive Jaypirca. While Lilly’s daily pill is also a BTK inhibitor, it binds reversibly, unlike other BTK inhibitors, including AbbVie and Johnson & Johnson’s Imbruvica, AstraZeneca’s Calquence and BeiGene’s Brukinsa.
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