New Analysis Presented by Janssen at United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW) Demonstrates Long-Term Safety Profile for STELARA ® (ustekinumab) in Older Patients Across Approved Indications

SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, October 4, 2021 – Today, the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced a new analysis of STELARA® (ustekinumab) pooled safety data from 13 clinical studies across approved indications, showing rates of key safety events among adults 60 years and older treated with STELARA for up to five yearsa were similar to rates observed with placebo during the control phase of these trials.1,b Approved indications included adults with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease (CD), moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC), moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (PsO) and active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) (Oral Presentation OP198).1 These data represent an important patient population as patients 60 years old and older are at a higher risk of disease and therapy-associated morbidity, which can result in disease management challenges.1“Little has been intentionally explored about the safety profile of biologics in patients aged 60 and older with inflammatory bowel disease, as this population is often limited in number in clinical trials,” said Professor Subrata Ghosh, Chair and Head of Department of Medicine, University College Cork, Ireland and lead study investigator of the pooled safety analysis.c “This analysis arms physicians with data to consider when treating older patients with STELARA given the safety profile observed across all approved indications.” Pooled Safety (Oral Presentation OP198) data show:1D...
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