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2008-11-06 09:00:45

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that surveyed U.S. rheumatologists anticipate using Bristol-Myers Squibb's Orencia and Biogen Idec/Genentech/ Chugai/Zenyaku Kogyo's Rituxan, also marketed as Roche's MabThera, more frequently in first- and second-line biologic therapy through 2010 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. "Currently, surveyed...

2008-10-28 00:00:08

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) today announced at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual Scientific Meeting in San Francisco results from a 10-month study which showed that ORENCIA(R) (abatacept), compared to placebo, significantly improved multiple aspects of health-related quality of life (HRQoL): physical and psychosocial well being, pain and sleep quality in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients between the ages 6 and 17 years. These improvements with ORENCIA...

2008-10-27 18:00:10

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) today announced results from a Phase IIIb study in adult patients with early moderate-to-severe erosive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who had never received previous methotrexate (MTX) treatment. This study showed that ORENCIA(R) (abatacept) in combination with MTX had significantly more patients achieve a Disease Activity Score 28 using C-reactive protein (DAS28 (CRP))-defined remission, compared with MTX plus placebo (PBO) (41.4 percent versus 23.3...

2008-08-13 09:01:16

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that robust annual five percent growth through 2017 in the ulcerative colitis drug market will be driven by strong uptake of Abbott/Eisai's Humira, Centocor/Schering-Plough/Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma/Janssen's golimumab and Bristol-Myers Squibb's Orencia, following the expected approvals and launches of these three biologic agents...

2008-06-24 06:01:25

Lund, Sweden, June 24, 2008 - Active Biotech AB's (OMX Nordic:ACTI) collaboration partner MediGene AG (Frankfurt, Prime Standard: MDG) has achieved its objectives in a clinical phase IIa trial of the candidate drug RhuDex(R) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. In addition to positive safety data and the good adsorption after oral administration, a first indication of biological activity of RhuDex(R) was observed. The data obtained in the trial regarding pharmacokinetics (behavior and...

2008-06-16 09:01:20

WALTHAM, Mass., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that Centocor/Schering-Plough/Mitsubishi Tanabe/Janssen's golimumab and Roche/Chugai's Actemra will be two of the most successful emerging novel agents in the rheumatoid arthritis drug market over the next decade in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and Japan. The new Pharmacor report entitled...

2008-06-16 09:01:19

Bristol-Myers Squibb has announced positive results from an exploratory Phase II study of 56 individuals that suggested that Orencia, a prescription drug for adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, may delay the development of RA in people with undifferentiated inflammatory arthritis. In this small, randomized, double-blind, Phase II, multicenter, placebo-controlled, exploratory study, researchers investigated whether monotherapy with Orencia, administered for six months and...

2006-11-14 18:00:14

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company today announced results from a study providing further evidence of the efficacy, safety and durability of response of ORENCIA(R) (abatacept) through 12 months in adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have had an inadequate response to methotrexate (MTX). At six months, the data demonstrated that the efficacy, as measured by Disease Activity Score-28 (DAS28), of ORENCIA or...

2005-09-14 16:37:45

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For rheumatoid arthritis (RA) sufferers who do not get adequate relief from so-called TNF-inhibitors such as etanercept or infliximab, a new drug called Orencia may provide significant clinical and functional benefits, according to a study published this week. Orencia (abatacept;Bristol-Myers Squibb) is the first of a new class of drugs for RA. On September 6, an advisory panel to the US Food and Drug Administration unanimously agreed that the benefits of...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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