Olumiant (baricitinib) and Xeljanz (tofacitinib) are the two Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors currently approved by the FDA for the treatment of arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. In September 2021 the FDA announced a JAK inhibitors drug class label change. Specifically, the FDA is requiring revisions to the “Black-Box” warnings for Olumiant … [Read more...]
Are Heart Problems and Cancers JAK Inhibitors Drug Class Safety Issues?
Since the February 2021 FDA alert about Xeljanz-associated heart problems and possible Xeljanz-related cancers was issued, we have been watching for any related drug safety developments concerning Olumiant and Rinvoq. The reason being there has been some concern that those adverse drug events and side effects risks may apply to those other two … [Read more...]