December 14, 2016 / 6:26 PM / a year ago

FDA approves Pfizer's eczema ointment

Dec 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it had approved Pfizer Inc’s Eucrisa ointment to treat mild-to-moderate eczema, or atopic dermatitis, in patients two years and older.

Atopic dermatitis is the most common of the many types of eczema, typically beginning in childhood and possibly lasting through adulthood.

Pfizer bought Anacor Pharmaceuticals in a $5.2 billion deal earlier this year to add the ointment to its portfolio.

Reporting by Akankshita Mukhopadhyay in Bengaluru; Editing by Ted Kerr

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