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Adalimumab is an injectable prescription drug used to treat diseases of the immune system; it is marketed by Abbot as Humira. It is one of three drugs that work by inhibiting the potent inflammatory molecule tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha); the others are etanercept (Enbrel) and infliximab (Remicade). Like etanercept and infliximab, adalimumab is a large protein molecule made with recombinant DNA technology. Adalimumab is a monoclonal antibody of the IgG1 subtype that has been "humanized", meaning that all of its components are derived from human molecules.

REACT clinical trial provides valuable new insights for community gastroenterologists that benefit patients

The final results from an international clinical trial involving nearly 2,000 patients with Crohn's disease support the use of a new management strategy referred to as accelerated step-care as a best practice for the care of active Crohn's disease. [More]
Children newly diagnosed with Crohn's disease may benefit from biologic drugs

Children newly diagnosed with Crohn's disease may benefit from biologic drugs

Children newly diagnosed with Crohn's disease may benefit from early treatment with the biologic drugs known as anti-TNF-α agents, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. [More]
Market research report on injectable generic and biosimilar drugs

Market research report on injectable generic and biosimilar drugs

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Injectable Generic and Biosimilar Drugs - Potential Opportunities for Developers 2013 [More]

AGA guidelines recommend anti-TNF-α biologic agents to induce remission in Crohn's disease patients

The anti-TNF-α biologic agents, such as infliximab or adalimumab, are recommended to induce remission in patients with moderately severe Crohn's disease , according to a new guideline from the American Gastroenterological Association. Additionally, the guidelines recommend against using thiopurines or methotrexate alone to induce remission in these patients. The new guideline and accompanying technical review have been published in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the AGA Institute. [More]
Adalimumab may be viable treatment option for patients with refractory pediatric uveitis

Adalimumab may be viable treatment option for patients with refractory pediatric uveitis

A new study published in the current issue of the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) suggests that the biologic agent adalimumab may be a viable treatment option for patients with steroid-resistant refractory pediatric uveitis. [More]
AbbVie announces HUMIRA phase II study results for treating hidradenitis suppurativa

AbbVie announces HUMIRA phase II study results for treating hidradenitis suppurativa

AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced results from a post-hoc analysis of an investigational Phase II study, which evaluated HUMIRA® (adalimumab) in the treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) after 16 weeks of therapy. [More]

Abbvie, Galapagos Ink Up To $405M CF Collaboration

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Abbvie, Ablynx Ink Up To $840M RA, SLE Collaboration

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Study describes lack of positive effects in drugs, long-term data and robust direct comparisons in RA

The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) examined 9 biotechnologically produced drugs for the treatment of adults with rheumatoid arthritis in whom prior pharmacological treatment had failed. [More]
Pfizer announces approval of tofacitinib for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

Pfizer announces approval of tofacitinib for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

Pfizer Inc. announced today that tofacitinib has been approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in patients who had an inadequate response to existing therapies in several additional countries around the world, including Switzerland, which is the first European country to receive approval. [More]

AMPLE trial demonstrates similar safety profiles and efficacy between abatacept and adalimumab in RA

Data from AMPLE presented at EULAR 2013, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism, demonstrate comparable efficacy and similar safety profiles between subcutaneous abatacept (ABA) and adalimumab (ADA). [More]

Study demonstrates efficacy of ARASHI method at evaluating radiographic joint damage in RA

A new study presented at EULAR 2013, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism, demonstrates the efficacy of the ARASHI method at evaluating radiographic (X-ray) joint damage in RA. [More]

Only one-fifth of RA patients had overall adherence rate to prescribed oral medications, study finds

A new study conducted in an ethnically diverse and predominantly low income population found that only one-fifth of rheumatoid arthritis patients had an overall adherence rate to prescribed oral medications at 80% or greater. [More]

Sanofi, Regeneron enroll patients in two sarilumab Phase 3 trials for treatment of RA

Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the COMPARE and ASCERTAIN trials of sarilumab, the first fully human monoclonal antibody directed against the IL-6 receptor, which is delivered by subcutaneous injection every other week, have enrolled their first patients. [More]
FDA approves Novartis' Ilaris for treatment of active systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis

FDA approves Novartis' Ilaris for treatment of active systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Novartis announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved Ilaris (canakinumab) for the treatment of active systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis in patients aged 2 years and older. [More]

Study: Biologic response modifying drugs can cause acute liver injury

A commonly used class of biologic response modifying drugs can cause acute liver injury with elevated liver enzymes, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. [More]
Crohn’s permanent stoma rates plummet in post-biologic era

Crohn’s permanent stoma rates plummet in post-biologic era

Permanent stoma creation in patients with extensive Crohn’s disease has fallen to a third of its previous rate following the advent of biologic therapy, research shows. [More]

Japan's MHLW approves XELJANZ for treatment of adults with rheumatoid arthritis

Pfizer Inc. announced today that the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has approved XELJANZ (tofacitinib citrate) for the treatment of adults with rheumatoid arthritis who have had an inadequate response to existing therapies. [More]

Bone Medical announces initial findings from BN006 proof of concept RA study

Bone Medical Ltd, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of new medicines for musculoskeletal diseases, today announced initial findings from a proof of concept study of BN006, a treatment that it is developing for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) based on its Mozaic™ peptide discovery technology. [More]