JAK inhibitor label update

Sunday 13 November 2022


A safety review of the Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor group of medicines for chronic inflammatory disorders has concluded that the drugs should only be used in patients with certain risk factors if no suitable alternatives exist. The review was conducted by the pharmacovigilance risk assessment committee of European Medicine Agency and its conclusions were endorsed on 11 November by the agency’s main scientific committee, the CHMP. The recommendations now go to the European Commission for formal approval.