Latest HUMIRA Stories

2007-10-22 12:00:12

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott has received a 2007 Chicago Innovation Award for its m2000(TM) molecular diagnostic instrument (http://www.abbott.com/global/url/content/en_US/60.15:15/feature/Feature_0021.htm ) and the Abbott RealTime HIV-1 viral load test, the most sensitive test of its kind capable of detecting and precisely measuring all known strains of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Abbott's RealTime HIV-1 test, approved for use in the United...

2007-02-19 12:00:11

By Diedtra Henderson, The Boston Globe Feb. 19--WASHINGTON -- For patients suffering from a severe form of Crohn's disease, a remedy already on the shelf to treat other maladies and a brand-new drug could offer new hope. Within days, Illinois-based Abbott Laboratories expects to win federal approval to sell its drug, Humira, currently used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and a disease that causes arthritis of the spine, to combat the intestinal disorder. The...

2005-12-30 13:44:17

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For adults with early, aggressive rheumatoid arthritis (RA), treatment with a combination of Humira (adalimumab) and methotrexate appears to be more effective than treatment with either agent alone, according to results of the PREMIER study. Humira is a human antibody designed to block a protein known as tumor necrosis factor, which plays a key role in inflammation. So-called TNF-blockers such as Humira have brought relief to many people with inflammatory...

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