Amgen wins U.S. patent battle on arthritis drug Enbrel, thwarting Novartis

A U.S. judge on Friday said two patents relating to Amgen Inc's blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Enbrel were valid, denying a challenge by Novartis AG, which is seeking to launch a copycat version.
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Abstract Primary extranodal lymphoma is defined as a lymphoma at a solitary extranodal site, with or without involvement of the lymph nodes. The clinical and radiological features of extranodal lymphoma have been documented in recent studies. In this pictorial essay, we reviewed imaging findings of extranodal lymphoma in the head and neck region.Resumo Linfoma extranodal prim ário é definido como um sítio extranodal solitário de linfoma, com ou sem envolvimento dos gânglios linfáticos. As características clínicas e radiológicas do linfoma extranodal foram docume...
Source: Radiologia Brasileira - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Upadacitinib is for adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis who fail to respond adequately or are intolerant to methotrexate.FDA Approvals
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news
(Reuters)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday approved AbbVie Inc.’s new treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a win for the drugmaker seeking to widen its portfolio as its blockbuster flagship therapy Humira (adalimumab)‎‎ faces competition. The drug, Rinvoq (upadacitinib), is a JAK inhibitor. It is set to compete with Pfizer Inc.’s Xeljanz (tofacitinib)... [Read More]
Source: The Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: DMARDs & Immunosuppressives Drug Updates AbbVie Inc FDA FDA approval Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) upadacitinib Source Type: research
In a four-part clinical trial program, researchers are assessing the safety and efficacy of otilimab with placebo in RA patients, along side conventional treatments, such as tofacitinib, and DMARDs...
Source: The Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: DMARDs & Immunosuppressives Drug Updates biologic DMARD otilimab Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) sarilumab Source Type: research
INTRODUCTION: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) leads to biomechanical joint changes, which increases the risk of falling. The consequence of falling may be physical injury. However, the psychological consequences, including the fear of falling, can be equally imp...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
M. Yassine For a long time, viruses have been shown to modify the clinical picture of several autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes (T1D), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Sjögren’s syndrome (SS), herpetic stromal keratitis (HSK), celiac disease (CD), and multiple sclerosis (MS). Best examples of viral infections that have been proposed to modulate the induction and development of autoimmune diseases are the infections with enteric viruses such as Coxsackie B virus (CVB) and rotavirus, as well as influenza A viruses (IAV), and herpesviruses. Other viruses that ...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Nature Reviews Rheumatology, Published online: 19 August 2019; doi:10.1038/s41584-019-0279-6For too long, the definition of ‘remission’ in rheumatoid arthritis has been distorted by the widespread use of an inadequate tool, with consequences for clinical care and for making sense of clinical trial data. Has the time come to move away from DAS28-defined remission?
Source: Nature Reviews Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Source Type: research
Renu KandpalInternational Journal of Trichology 2019 11(4):173-176 Alopecia universalis (AU) is a condition which causes generalized hair loss of the body. It is postulated that autoimmunity plays an important role in its pathogenesis. It is characterized by the involvement of multiple inflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha and multiple interferons. Hence, biologics like tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) antagonist may be used to block this inflammatory process. It is not very commonly appreciated that the use of biologics can lead to alopecia areata. Here, we report a case of severe alopecia ar...
Source: International Journal of Trichology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionThis study supports the cross-language measurement equivalence of BRAF-MDQ and RAID and provides further support for the psychometric properties of these measures in RA.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
The objective of this review is to summarize the molecular mechanisms of inflammation and oxidative stress activated by Cd at the bone level, particularly in osteoporosis, RA, and OA. Cadmium can increase bone resorption, affect the activity of osteoclasts and calcium (Ca) absorption, and impair kidney function, which favors the development of osteoporosis. In the case of RA, Cd interferes with the activity of antioxidant proteins, like superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT). It also promotes an inflammatory state, inducing the process of citrullination, which affects the proteins of immune response. On the other ha...
Source: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
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