Trial May Set Standard for Steroid Therapy in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
(MedPage Today) -- SEATTLE -- Prednisone or deflazacort given every day were superior to prednisone on a 1o-days-on, 10-days-off schedule for boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a researcher reported. In the international randomized... (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - April 27, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

CHMP recommends EU conditional approval of Roche ’s potential first-in-class bispecific antibody mosunetuzumab for people with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma
If approved, mosunetuzumab would be the first CD20xCD3 T-cell engaging bispecific antibody available to treat follicular lymphoma (FL) offering a new, off-the-shelf, fixed-duration treatment optionThe recommendation is based on the GO29781 study where mosunetuzumab induced high complete response rates, with the majority of complete responses lasting for at least 18 months in people with heavily pretreated FLBasel, 22 April 2022 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency ’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended approval under conditional marketin...
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 22, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CHMP recommends EU conditional approval of Roche ’s potential first-in-class bispecific antibody mosunetuzumab for people with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma
If approved, mosunetuzumab would be the first CD20xCD3 T-cell engaging bispecific antibody available to treat follicular lymphoma (FL) offering a new, off-the-shelf, fixed-duration treatment optionThe recommendation is based on the GO29781 study where mosunetuzumab induced high complete response rates, with the majority of complete responses lasting for at least 18 months in people with heavily pretreated FLBasel, 22 April 2022 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency ’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended approval under conditional marketin...
Source: Roche Media News - April 22, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Reports Q1 2022 Results
New Brunswick, N.J. (April 19, 2022) – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced results for first-quarter 2022. “Our first quarter results demonstrate strong performance across the enterprise, despite macro-economic headwinds. I am incredibly proud of Johnson & Johnson’s 144,000 employees for their relentless passion and Credo-based commitment to delivering transformative healthcare solutions to patients and customers around the world,” said Joaquin Duato, Chief Executive Officer. “Looking ahead, I remain confident in the future of Johnson & Johnson as we continue advancing our portfolio and inno...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 19, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Financial Source Type: news

Optimal Treatment Regimen for Muscular Dystrophy Identified? Optimal Treatment Regimen for Muscular Dystrophy Identified?
Children treated with either daily prednisone or daily deflazacort (Emflaza) have better motor function than those receiving a standard prednisone regimen.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 6, 2022 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

CHMP recommends EU approval of Roche ’s Polivy combination for people with previously untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
Polivy plus R-CHP showed first clinically meaningful improvement in PFS with comparable safety in people with previously untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) over the standard of care in more than 20 yearsApproximately 40% of people with previously untreated DLBCL are not cured with the current standard of care and face a poor prognosis [1,2]Recommendation is based on pivotal data from the phase III POLARIX studyBasel, 25 March 2022 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency ’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Pol...
Source: Roche Investor Update - March 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CHMP recommends EU approval of Roche ’s Polivy combination for people with previously untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
Polivy plus R-CHP showed first clinically meaningful improvement in PFS with comparable safety in people with previously untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) over the standard of care in more than 20 yearsApproximately 40% of people with previously untreated DLBCL are not cured with the current standard of care and face a poor prognosis [1,2]Recommendation is based on pivotal data from the phase III POLARIX studyBasel, 25 March 2022 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency ’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Pol...
Source: Roche Media News - March 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Janssen Presents New Data Demonstrating the Combination of Niraparib and Abiraterone Acetate Plus Prednisone Significantly Improved Radiographic Progression-Free Survival as a First-Line Therapy in Patients with HRR Gene-Mutated Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 14, 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced initial results from the Phase 3 MAGNITUDE study evaluating the investigational use of niraparib, a selective poly-ADP ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, in combination with abiraterone acetate plus prednisone in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) with or without specific homologous recombination repair (HRR) gene alterations. At the final analysis for radiographic progression-free survival (rPFS), the treatment combination of niraparib and abiraterone acetate plus prednisone de...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 14, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Janssen Data at ASCO GU Demonstrate Longstanding Leadership in Prostate Cancer and Commitment to Advancing Potential New Therapeutic Options for Genitourinary Cancers
Raritan, NJ, Feb. 1, 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that 17 presentations will be featured at the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Cancers Symposium, taking place in San Francisco and virtually from February 17-19. Building on its long-term leadership in prostate cancer, Janssen is committed to advancing innovative treatments and transforming patient experiences, while focusing on research that may drive better outcomes for people across the genitourinary cancer spectrum. Data to be presented include Phase 3 results for the selective ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 1, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

ASH: Modified Regimen Slows Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
TUESDAY, Dec. 14, 2021 -- For patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), a modification of the regimen of rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (R-CHOP), in which vincristine is replaced with polatuzumab... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s Polivy combination reduced the risk of disease worsening or death by 27% in people with previously untreated aggressive form of lymphoma
Basel, 14 December 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced results from the phase III POLARIX study showing that treatment with Polivy ® (polatuzumab vedotin) in combination with MabThera®/Rituxan® (rituximab) plus cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin and prednisone (R-CHP) significantly reduced the risk of disease progression, relapse or death (progression-free survival; PFS) by 27% compared with the current standard-of-care, MabThera /Rituxan plus cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone (R-CHOP), in people with previously untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Safety outcomes wer...
Source: Roche Media News - December 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s Polivy combination reduced the risk of disease worsening or death by 27% in people with previously untreated aggressive form of lymphoma
Basel, 14 December 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced results from the phase III POLARIX study showing that treatment with Polivy ® (polatuzumab vedotin) in combination with MabThera®/Rituxan® (rituximab) plus cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin and prednisone (R-CHP) significantly reduced the risk of disease progression, relapse or death (progression-free survival; PFS) by 27% compared with the current standard-of-care, MabThera /Rituxan plus cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone (R-CHOP), in people with previously untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Safety outcomes wer...
Source: Roche Investor Update - December 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Data from MajesTEC-1 Study Show Continued Deep and Durable Responses of Teclistamab (BCMAxCD3 Bispecific Antibody) in Treatment of Heavily Pretreated Patients with Multiple Myeloma
The objective responsive rate observed in this study suggests a potential benefit for many patients with triple-class exposed disease with an off-the-shelf therapy.”As of September 2021, 165 patients were treated with teclistamab at the SC 1.5 mg/kg dose across both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of MajesTEC-1.1 The primary objectives of the MajesTEC-1 Phase 1 study (NCT03145181) were to identify the recommended SC RP2D (part 1) and characterize the safety and tolerability of teclistamab at the RP2D (part 2). The primary objective of the MajesTEC-1 Phase 2 study (NCT04557098) was to evaluate the efficacy of teclistamab at the RP2D,...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Janssen Presents Updated Results Evaluating First-in-Class Talquetamab (GPRC5DxCD3 Bispecific Antibody) in Heavily Pretreated Patients with Multiple Myeloma
ATLANTA, Ga., December 11, 2021– The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today updated results from the MonumenTAL-1 Phase 1 first-in-human dose-escalation study of talquetamab (NCT03399799). Talquetamab is the only investigational off-the-shelf T cell redirecting bispecific antibody in clinical development targeting both GPRC5D, a novel multiple myeloma target, and CD3 on T cells.[1] Results from the study show that no new safety signals were observed with longer follow-up.1 Heavily pretreated patients with multiple myeloma treated with talquetamab at the recommended subcutaneous (SC) Pha...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

New Clinical and Real-World Data Support Use of DARZALEX ® (daratumumab) in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma
ATLANTA, Ga., December 11, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today new analyses illustrating responses that first-line treatment with DARZALEX® (daratumumab)-based regimens may be able to achieve, including a potential survival benefit for DARZALEX® in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone (Rd). Updated data from the randomized Phase 2 GRIFFIN study in transplant-eligible patients and real-world evidence in transplant-ineligible patients were presented at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 2021 Annual Meeting. Data from the GRIFFIN study will also be featured...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news