In this episode, Ayesha and the team talked about the FDA approval of Eli Lilly’s JAK inhibitor Olumiant for the treatment of alopecia areata, also commonly just known as alopecia. The drug has become the first approved systemic treatment for the autoimmune disorder that causes patchy hair loss. Hear about how alopecia has received mainstream recognition because of a recent infamous Hollywood incident and the importance of raising awareness about rare diseases like alopecia.
Ayesha also discussed the FDA approval of Alnylam’s RNAi therapeutic Amvuttra for the treatment of polyneuropathy associated with a rare protein disorder called hereditary transthyretin-mediated (ATTR) amyloidosis. Hear about how the drug is also being evaluated for another type of (ATTR cardiomyopathy) and the other big players in the ATTR space including Pfizer and AstraZeneca.
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