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Regeneron and Sanofi Announce FDA Approval of Kevzara for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) and Sanofi today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Kevzara® (sarilumab) for the treatment of adult patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have had an inadequate response or intolerance to one or more disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), …

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Eighty Percent of RA Patients Report Life-Altering Pain Daily or Multiple Times a Week Despite Treatment, According to Survey Results

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. and TARRYTOWN, N.Y., May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Honestly RA, a new survey of more than 1,000 people in the United States living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), found that even after treatment, approximately 80 percent of RA patients experience pain daily or multiple times per week.1 Conducted by …

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Samsung Bioepis’ Biosimilar Version of Remicade Receives FDA Approval

INCHEON, Korea – April 24, 2017 – Samsung Bioepis Co., Ltd. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved RENFLEXIS™ (infliximab-abda), a biosimilar referencing Remicade®i (infliximab), across all eligible indications. In the US, RENFLEXIS™ is indicated for reducing signs and symptoms in patients with adult and …

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FDA Approves Silvergate’s XATMEP, the Only Ready-to-Use Methotrexate Oral Solution

DENVER, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Silvergate Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (www.silvergatepharma.com), leaders in the development and commercialization of innovative and safe medicines for children, today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved XATMEP (methotrexate) Oral Solution, the first and only FDA-approved methotrexate oral solution. XATMEP is indicated …

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Lilly and Incyte Announce FDA Fails to Approve Baricitinib for Rheumatoid Arthritis

INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) and Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a complete response letter for the New Drug Application (NDA) of the investigational medicine baricitinib, a once-daily oral medication for the treatment of moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The …

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Obesity May Influence Rheumatoid Arthritis Blood Tests

New research reveals that in women, obesity may influence blood tests used to diagnose and monitor rheumatoid arthritis. The findings, which appear in Arthritis Care & Research, indicate that physicians need to take obesity into account when using these tests. Blood tests for C-reactive protein (CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate …

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Scientists Discover New Mechanism that Leads to Inflammation in Rheumatoid Arthritis

New research findings published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, suggest that synovial CD4+ T cells that produce IL-21 contribute to joint inflammation by activating synovial fibroblasts in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Understanding the mechanisms of inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis is important for the design of new therapies for this disease. …

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New Assay May Lead to a Cure for Debilitating Inflammatory Joint Disease

Current treatments for rheumatoid arthritis relieve the inflammation that leads to joint destruction, but the immunologic defect that triggers the inflammation persists to cause relapses, according to research conducted at NYU Langone Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh. Known as autoantibodies and produced by the immune system’s B cells, …

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Pfizer Announces Top-Line Results from the Oral Strategy Trial of Xeljanz Compared to Humira

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today top-line results from ORAL Strategy, a Phase 3B/4 study of XELJANZ® (tofacitinib citrate) 5mg twice daily (BID) in the treatment of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA). ORAL Strategy is the first trial to compare a JAK inhibitor as monotherapy or in combination …

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Research Uncovers Bacteria Linking Crohn’s Disease to Arthritis

Patients with Crohn’s disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes abdominal pain and diarrhea, can also experience joint pain. In Crohn’s disease, which affects about 800,000 Americans, the immune system can attack not only the bowels, but the musculoskeletal system as well, leading to spondyloarthritis, a painful …

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