On Air Now

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »

Tune in to Listen

1440 AM Green Bay, WI

Weather

Current Conditions(Green Bay,WI 54303)

More Weather »
38° Feels Like: 31°
Wind: NW 9 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0.05”
Current Radar for Zip

Today

AM Rain/Snow Showers 48°

Tonight

Partly Cloudy 28°

Tomorrow

Partly Cloudy 47°

Alerts

  • 0 Severe Weather Alerts
  • 0 Cancellations

Novartis says EU approves Ilaris to treat childhood arthritis

A Novartis logo is pictured on its headquarters building in Mumbai April 1, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash
A Novartis logo is pictured on its headquarters building in Mumbai April 1, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis said on Tuesday its arthritis drug Ilaris was approved in the European Union to treat children aged two years and older.

Novartis said Ilaris is already sold for treating cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes, a rare inflammatory disorder. Tuesday's approval is for active systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA), a debilitating disease that can affect a child's growth.

The United States approved Ilaris for children in May.

(Reporting By Katharina Bart)

Comments