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Bristol─Myers Squibb’s Orencia receives European approval for active psoriatic arthritis treatment

Bristol─Myers Squibb Company announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved Orencia alone or in combination with methotrexate for the treatment of active Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) in adult http://pharmabiz.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?aid=103403&sid=2

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Eli Lilly arthritis drug outperforms Humira and receives NICE backing

Eli Lilly’s rheumatoid arthritis (RA) drug Olumiant (baricitinib) has been deemed cost-effective by NICE and has been recommended to be used on the NHS for the treatment of severe active forms of the disease which has not responded to intensive therapy with conventional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), it has emerged.
read more http://www.pharmafile.com/news/514503/eli-lilly-arthritis-drug-outperforms-humira-and-receives-nice-backing

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Lilly and NRAS launch arthritis awareness film campaign

Pharma firm’s ‘Behind The Smile’ initiative coincides with RA awareness week http://www.pmlive.com/pharma_news/lilly_and_nras_launch_arthritis_awareness_film_campaign_1196283

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AbbVie’s rheumatoid arthritis drug succeeds in late-stage trial

(Reuters) – U.S. drugmaker AbbVie Inc said on Wednesday its drug to treat moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis met the main goal in a late-stage study.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-abbvie-study-idUSKBN18Y1M9

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Sanofi and Regeneron score FDA approval for arthritis

The FDA has awarded Sanofi and Regeneron’s Kevzara (sarilumab) approval for the treatment of moderate to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in patients who have not responded to prior therapy.   
read more http://www.pharmafile.com/news/514154/sanofi-and-regeneron-score-fda-approval-arthritis

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EMA panel recommends nod for Sanofi, Regeneron’s arthritis drug

(Reuters) – A European Medicines Agency panel said on Friday it recommended granting marketing approval to Sanofi and Regeneron’s experimental drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-sanofi-fr-regeneron-pharms-ema-idUSKBN17N2BV

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New Assay May Lead to Better Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

NewsRheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that affects 1.5 million people in the United States.Contributed Author: NYUTopics: Disease Research http://www.dddmag.com/news/2017/03/new-assay-may-lead-better-rheumatoid-arthritis-treatment

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Amgen Signs Value-Based Deal for Enbrel

http://www.investopedia.com/news/amgen-signs-valuebased-deal-enbrel-amgn/

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Pfizer’s rheumatoid arthritis drug shows treatment benefit in combination but not alone

Pfizer’s phase 3B/4 study evaluating its Xeljanz (tofacitinib citrate) drug, a treatment for moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA), met its primary endpoint in combination with methotrexate (MTX) against AbbVie’s adalimumab (Humira) but didn’t meet the primary endpoint on its own. http://clinicaltrials.pharmaceutical-business-review.com/news/pfizers-rheumatoid-arthritis-drug-shows-treatment-benefit-in-combination-but-not-alone-170217-5742191

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EMA’s CHMP backs Pfizer’s Xeljanz for rheumatoid arthritis

The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion recommending approval of Pfizer’s Xeljanz to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA). http://processandproduction.pharmaceutical-business-review.com/news/emas-chmp-backs-pfizers-xeljanz-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-300117-5726409

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GSK/J&J release how their drug measures up against Humira

GlaxoSmithKline and Janssen, part of Johnson & Johnson, released the results of their two Phase III trials exploring treatment options for adults suffering from active rheumatoid arthritis, in comparison with market leader Humira. The trial evaluated the drug sirukumab, co-developed by the two companies, which is a human anti-interleukin (IL)-6 monoclonal antibody.
read more http://www.pharmafile.com/news/511433/gskjj-release-how-their-drug-measure-against-humira

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Celgene’s Otezla hits primary endpoint in psoriatic arthritis study

Celgene has unveiled new data on its selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) Otezla (apremilast) which shows that the treatment met its primary endpoint, improving ACR20 response at week 16 versus placebo in patients suffering from active psoriatic arthritis.
read more http://www.pharmafile.com/news/511386/celgenes-otezla-hits-primary-endpoint-psoriatic-arthritis-study

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FDA delays approval of Sanofi and Regeneron’s rheumatoid arthritis drug sarilumab

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has delayed approval for Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals’ experimental treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) due to manufacturing deficiencies. http://manufacturing.pharmaceutical-business-review.com/news/setback-for-sanofi-and-regeneron-as-fda-delays-ra-drug-approval-311016-5652570

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Pfizer anchoring inflammation hopes in Xeljanz

After a slow launch, the RA drug is picking up speed, leading the big pharma to invest in growing it further.  http://www.biopharmadive.com/news/pfizer-anchoring-inflammation-hopes-in-xeljanz/428643/

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NICE backs Celgene’s Otezla for psoriatic arthritis

Celgene’s Otezla is being backed for routine use on the National Health Service in England and Wales to treat psoriatic arthritis. http://www.pharmatimes.com/news/nice_backs_celgenes_otezla_for_psoriatic_arthritis_1160072

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Janssen Biotech files US regulatory application for Sirukumab in rheumatoid arthritis

Janssen Biotech is seeking approval for sirukumab in the US to treat adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). http://processandproduction.pharmaceutical-business-review.com/news/janssen-biotech-files-us-regulatory-application-for-sirukumab-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-260916-5014980

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European Commission Approves Bristol-Myers Squibb’s ORENCIA® (abatacept) for the Treatment of Highly Active and Progressive Disease in Adult Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Not Previously Treated with Methotrexate

[Business Wire] – Bristol-Myers Squibb Company today announced that the European Commission has approved ORENCIA® intravenous infusion and subcutaneous injection, in combination with methotrexate , for the treatment of highly active and progressive disease in adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis not previously treated with MTX. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/european-commission-approves-bristol-myers-105900966.html

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Anti-TNFs Well Tolerated in Older RA Patients (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) — Still, adverse effects the most common reason to stop the drugs http://www.medpagetoday.com/Rheumatology/Arthritis/59793

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Mesoblast cell treatment shows promise in rheumatoid arthritis : study

(Reuters) – Mesoblast Ltd on Monday said its experimental stem-cell treatment led to significant improvements of symptoms and disease activity in patients whose rheumatoid arthritis had stopped being helped by widely used biotech medicines, according to data from a mid-stage trial.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mesoblast-arthritis-idUSKCN10J2I5

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EU review for Regeneron/Sanofi’s RA biologic

European regulators have agreed to review Regeneron and Sanofi’s application to market the biologic sarilumab as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. http://www.pharmatimes.com/news/eu_review_for_regeneronsanofis_ra_biologic_1087975

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