FDA approves Pfizer's eczema ointment

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.

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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.