On May 18, 2023, the US FDA approved AbbVie’s RINVOQ (upadacitinib) as a daily pill for adults with moderate or severe Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune disorder causing inflammation anywhere between the mouth and anus and is frequently interspersed with healthy tissue. It can cause wide-ranging, often painful GI and oral symptoms. RINVOQ is a selective tyrosine kinase inhibitor that has been approved in six other applications from rheumatoid arthritis to ulcerative colitis. RINVOQ is now the first approved oral treatment for moderate to severe Crohn’s disease. ENCORE Borland Groover Clinical Research participated in phase III trials to determine safety and efficacy in moderate and severe Crohn’s patients who did not respond to other treatments.