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FDA approves first alopecia treatment for condition that causes sudden hair loss

FDA approves first alopecia treatment for condition that causes sudden hair loss

People suffering from a rare autoimmune disorder that causes their hair to suddenly fall out, often in clumps, now have a treatment option for the first time. On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration approved baricitinib, a once-a-day pill developed by the drugmaker Eli Lilly to treat alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that triggers sudden …

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A first-of-its-kind alopecia treatment that triggers hair growth was just approved by the FDA

A first-of-its-kind alopecia treatment that triggers hair growth was just approved by the FDA

The FDA approved the first systemic, or full-body, drug to treat the hair-loss condition alopecia.  It interferes with the unwanted immune response, and had already been approved for other autoimmune conditions.  In trials, a third of patients achieved 80% scalp coverage. Side effects include infections and nausea. Loading Something is loading. The first systemic treatment …

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F.D.A. Approves Alopecia Drug That Restores Hair Growth in Many Patients

F.D.A. Approves Alopecia Drug That Restores Hair Growth in Many Patients

The disease can vary in severity, but for some, it can be life-altering — a total loss of body hair, including eyelashes and eyebrows, even nose hair and hair in the ears. And, until recently, for those with alopecia areata, there was no treatment to make the hair grow back. But on Monday, the Food …

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