Jada Pinkett Smith, via her husband Will Smith’s much-discussed slap of Chris Rock following a joke about her hair loss at the 2022 Academy Awards, has again shone a bright spotlight on the autoimmune disease alopecia areata.

Eli Lilly

Eli Lilly said on Jan. 28 the company expects the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to decline the approval of expanded use of the rheumatoid arthritis drug Olumiant as a treatment for adults with moderate-to-severe eczema.

Global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. announced that the company’s trial on a potential treatment for alopecia areata achieved the study’s primary efficacy endpoint.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted Eli Lilly and Company and Incyte Corporation Breakthrough Therapy designation for baricitinib for alopecia areata (AA).

Pharma companies from across the globe provide updates on their pipelines and business.

Researchers with Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in La Jolla, California, were able to grow natural-looking hair that grows through the skin using human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).

Sienna Biopharmaceuticals Inc.’s lead experimental acne treatment failed to meet the main goals of two pivotal trials and that the chances of it clearing a third study appeared weaker.

African-American and white women who regularly chemically straightened their hair or dyed it dark brown or black had an elevated risk of breast cancer, recent research suggests.

The U.S. FDA lifted a clinical hold on a trial testing Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s therapy for alopecia areata, a type of hair loss.

Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc. said the U.S. FDA imposed a clinical hold on a trial testing the company’s drug to treat alopecia areata, a type of hair loss.