A phase 2b study by Asana Biosciences regarding a novel new medication for moderate to severe chronic hand eczema has shown some encouraging results. The medication is called gusacitinib and is a dual JAK/SYK inhibitor. The study showed statistically significant improvements in chronic hand eczema severity compared to placebo. It had an acceptable safety profile and was well tolerated. The most common side effects were headache, nausea, nasopharyngitis, and upper respiratory tract infection. A phase 3 trial is being finalized.