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Pfizer's arthritis contender tofacitinib faces possible US approval delay

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A US FDA approval decision may be delayed for Pfizer's novel, oral JAK-inhibitor tofacitinib - which could give the blockbusters Enbrel (etanercept), Humira (adalimumab) and other TNF-inhibitors a run for their money in the rheumatoid arthritis (RA) market - because the regulator has asked the company for more data.

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