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EMA backs restrictions on certain immune-regulating drugs

"The EMA’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use endorsed a recent recommendation from the agency’s safety panel to restrict use of so-called JAK inhibitors in patients who are at least 65 years old, at increased risk of major heart disease or cancer, or are active or long-time smokers. Those drugs should only be used if “no suitable treatment alternatives are available,” the committee said."