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New Warnings May be Coming to Arthritis Drugs

fatalities and illness spur arthritis drug recallPatients taking drugs manufactured by Pfizer, Eli Lilly & Co., and AbbVie for arthritis may find new warnings attached to those medications. The FDA is seeking additional language warning of serious side effects and possible fatalities associated with the drugs.

The medications are part of a class of arthritis drugs known as JAK inhibitors. They work by blocking enzymes in the body known to cause arthritic inflammation while ...

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Xeljanz Gets Black Box Warning

fda issues black box warning for Pfizer's XeljanzCiting data gathered from an ongoing clinical trial, the United States Food and Drug Administration has issued a black box warning for Pfizer’s rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis medication Xeljanz. The warning, the agency’s most severe, also applies to the extended release version of the drug, Xeljanz XR.

The warnings stem from the discovery of an increased risk of blood clots and the death of the ...

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