FDA approves 1st eosinophilic esophagitis treatment

The FDA approved the first treatment for eosinophilic esophagitis, a chronic inflammatory disorder, according to a May 20 news release.

The treatment, Dupixent, was approved May 20 to treat eosinophilic esophagitis in adults and pediatric patients 12 and older weighing at least 88 pounds.

Dupixent is a monoclonal antibody that helps stop part of the inflammatory pathway of the esophagus in those with the disease, the release said.

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