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2011-09-08 09:46:14

Malignancies associated with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors in registries and prospective observational studies: a systematic review and meta analysis Biological agents used to treat rheumatoid arthritis seem to be associated with an increased risk of skin cancer, indicates a systematic review of published research in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Inflammatory arthritis has been linked to an increased risk of some cancers, such as lymphoma and lung cancer, but a lower risk of...

2011-07-29 11:20:00

DALLAS, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Humira defect lawyers filed a lawsuit against Abbott Laboratories in Texas state court claiming Abbott's blockbuster drug, Humira, caused a life-threatening disease, leukemia. "Eleven year-old Bo Anderson was prescribed Humira for a skin condition, psoriasis. After taking the drug for approximately ten months, Bo's parents noticed unusual bruising covering his body while on a family vacation," says drug defect attorney Andy Vickery. "Bo...

2011-07-01 08:35:02

Tokyo, July 1, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Abbott Japan Co., Ltd. and Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that they have received approval from Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) for polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) as an additional indication of Humira(R) (adalimumab) Pre-filled Syringe 40 mg/0.8 mL for Subcutaneous Injection, a fully human anti-TNF-α monoclonal antibody jointly developed by the two companies in Japan.In addition to the new indication,...

2011-06-28 06:01:00

LONDON, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rheumatoid arthritis treatment Humira will assume Lipitor's crown as the world's biggest selling drug, while Pfizer will cling on to its ranking as the biggest seller of prescription medicines through to 2016, according to the World Preview 2016 (second edition) report published today by EvaluatePharma, the premier provider of pharma and biotech analysis. Lipitor's patent expiry this year precipitates the steepest decline in the...

2011-06-13 07:00:00

MEMPHIS, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Humira defect lawyers filed a lawsuit against Abbott Laboratories in federal court today claiming Abbott's blockbuster drug, Humira, caused a fungal infection resulting in the near-death of a Tennessee man. Army veteran Fred Delano was prescribed Humira in October of 2008 for psoriatic arthritis. After taking the drug for two and-a-half months, Delano was hospitalized and diagnosed with disseminated histoplasmosis, an extremely dangerous side...

2011-06-08 11:07:00

NEW YORK, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the major annual rheumatology conferences, the European League Against Rheumatism's Congress (EULAR), was held May 25-28 in London. Citeline, Inc., reviewed the trends and highlights from clinical trial results reported at EULAR, noting that approved biologics in rheumatoid arthritis dominated the program, comprising roughly 25% of clinical trial abstracts presented. Updates from long-term trials for approved biologics in RA--including...

2011-05-25 15:14:53

Study findings suggest that it may be possible to identify candidates Data presented today at the EULAR 2011 Annual Congress demonstrated that initial treatment with adalimumab (Humira, ADA) plus methotrexate in early RA patients can provide high levels of disease control in many patients, and may also offer the opportunity to change future treatment options for some. Results of a study of 1032 patients with early (less than one year), active RA initially assessed response to treatment after...

2011-05-10 08:00:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott's (NYSE: ABT) HUMIRA® (adalimumab) met its primary endpoint of clinical remission in a Phase III study of adult patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis. Results were presented at the Digestive Disease Week (DDW) scientific conference in Chicago. Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and ulceration in the lining of the colon or large intestine. It is estimated...

2011-05-09 13:44:40

Health outcomes explored at DDW 2011 Adalimumab (ADA), a drug often prescribed for women with Crohn's disease, actively crosses the placenta during the final trimester of pregnancy and remains in a newborn's bloodstream for at least three months, researchers at the University of California San Francisco have found. The new study has implications for pregnant women and their obstetricians and pediatricians because ADA is known to decrease the immune system's ability to fight infection. Infants...

2011-05-09 07:00:00

CHICAGO, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New study findings showed that treatment with STELARA® (ustekinumab) induced and maintained clinical response in patients with moderate to severe Crohn's disease who had previously failed or were intolerant to at least one tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonist. Investigators presented findings from a Phase 2b study at Digestive Disease Week, which showed nearly 40 percent of patients receiving STELARA 6 mg/kg achieved clinical...


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