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2010-06-18 14:20:41

The expression of a transporter protein called the Breast Cancer Resistance Protein (BCRP) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients may indicate higher disease activity and could be a barrier to the effectiveness of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), according to the results of a study presented today at EULAR 2010, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism in Rome, Italy. In a Turkish study, researchers analysed specimens of synovium (the soft tissue that lines...

2010-02-16 01:00:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca and Rigel Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: RIGL) today announced an exclusive worldwide license agreement for the global development and commercialization of fostamatinib disodium (R788), Rigel's late-stage investigational product for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and additional indications. Fostamatinib disodium, which has completed a comprehensive phase 2 program, is the furthest developed oral Spleen Tyrosine Kinase (Syk)...

2010-01-12 07:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that Amgen/Pfizer/Takeda's Enbrel will retain Decision Resources' proprietary clinical gold standard status for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis through 2018. Although Centocor Ortho Biotech/Merck/Mitsubishi Tanabe/Janssen's Simponi offers delivery advantages over Enbrel in formulation (potentially offered in both...

2009-12-01 12:10:40

Chicken collagen can provide relief from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms. A randomized, controlled trial, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Arthritis Research & Therapy, has found that Chicken type II collagen (CCII), a protein extracted from the cartilage of chicken breast, is a safe and effective treatment for RA. Wei Wei, from Anhui Medical University, China, worked with a team of researchers to test the novel treatment by comparing it to the established...

2009-11-02 08:05:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that 98 percent of surveyed rheumatologists indicate they will prescribe Roche's Actemra, an interleukin-6 inhibitor, for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis following the agent's expected launch in 2010. When asked why they would prescribe the drug, more than 60 percent of these rheumatologists cite the fact that, in clinical...

2009-10-07 10:46:10

Clear differences shown in efficacy and adverse effects More studies that directly compare the effectiveness of different biologic drugs for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are needed, say Cochrane Researchers. The researchers reviewed all previous Cochrane Systematic Reviews assessing the effectiveness of biologic disease-modifying drugs for treatment of RA and found that although all were very effective, there was little data on direct comparisons between the drugs that could help doctors decide...

2009-09-22 02:00:00

MAIDENHEAD, England, September 22 /PRNewswire/ -- - 26 Men and Women With RA From Across Europe Honoured as They Share Their Inspirational Stories Actress, artist and activist Jane Seymour will host the first My Day for RA European event in Barcelona, Spain this evening to recognise the daily challenges, hopes and achievements of people living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/wyeth/40154/...

2009-09-01 04:44:00

WILMINGTON, Delaware, September 1 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report, 'Global Autoimmune Treatment Market (2009-2014)', published by MarketsandMarkets ( http://www.marketsandmarkets.com), the global autoimmune treatment market is expected to be worth US$68.81 billion by 2014, with an estimated CAGR of 12.7% from 2009 to 2014. The North American market is expected to account for nearly 42% of the total revenues. Browse 100+ market data tables and in-depth TOC on...

2009-06-11 09:36:01

A quarter of active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients receiving either 10mg (24.6%) or 15mg (28.1%) twice daily of the investigational oral JAK-3 (janus-associated kinase) inhibitor CP-690,550 (CP) achieved ACR70* after 12 weeks, according to the results of a new study presented today at EULAR 2009, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism in Copenhagen, Denmark. The primary outcome for the study was ACR20*, with 75.4% of patients achieving this measure at 12 weeks for...

2009-06-09 17:01:00

- Additional data reinforce long-term efficacy of ACTEMRA across a broad range of rheumatoid arthritis patient populations - NUTLEY, N.J., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- One-year data from the two-year Phase III LITHE (TociLIzumab Safety and THE Prevention of Structural Joint Damage) study demonstrated that a greater proportion of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients treated with ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab), a novel interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor inhibitor, in combination with methotrexate, experienced...


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