Simponi Works for Patients with AS, RA, and PsA – Even with Prior TNF Inhibitor Treatment
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Simponi Works for Patients with AS, RA, and PsA – Even with Prior TNF Inhibitor Treatment

  In some cases, people have a medical condition that doesn't respond well to treatments. The journey to finding an effective treatment can be long and difficult. But for patients…

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A Subcutaneous Form of Remsima May be Available Soon in the EU

Celltrion Healthcare has just announced positive progress for extending the authorization for the subcutaneous (SC) form of Remsima to five more autoimmune conditions. These are- Psoriatic arthritis Ankylosing spondylitis (AS)…

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Psoriasis Drug Now a Potential Candidate to Treat PsA and Uveitis
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Psoriasis Drug Now a Potential Candidate to Treat PsA and Uveitis

  According to LabioTech, a psoriasis drug developed by biotechnology company Affibody showed promising results in a Phase II clinical trial (AFFIRM-35). This trial, which consisted of 108 participants with…

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New Lifestyle Guidelines Will Improve QOL for Patients with Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases (RMDs)

At this year's EULAR 2020 E-Congress, Dr. Suzanne Verstappen, MD, presented on how lifestyle changes could benefit patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs). Her interest in the impact of…

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Novartis Cosentyx® Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis Treatment
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Novartis Cosentyx® Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis Treatment

  According to a press release on Global Newswire, Novartis has received a positive opinion on Cosentyx® from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP). This positive opinion…

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A Simple Blood Test Could Lead to Personalized Therapies for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Related Diseases
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A Simple Blood Test Could Lead to Personalized Therapies for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Related Diseases

A recent study led by Morten Aagaard Nielsen and Tue Wenzel Kragstrup, who both work at Aarhus University in Denmark, hopes to help physicians determine the best personalized treatment for…

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IL-23 Inhibitors May be a Leading Treatment for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
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IL-23 Inhibitors May be a Leading Treatment for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

The 2019 European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress was held in Madrid, Spain. During this conference, a symposium was held discussing IL-23 inhibition in psoriasis. Here are some of…

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The FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for ORENCIA as a Treatment for Graft vs Host Disease
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The FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for ORENCIA as a Treatment for Graft vs Host Disease

According to a story from Business Wire, the biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb has recently announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company's drug abatacept (marketed…

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Results of Phase 3 Trial Suggest The Drug Cosentyx Could be Effective for Axial Spondyloarthritis
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Results of Phase 3 Trial Suggest The Drug Cosentyx Could be Effective for Axial Spondyloarthritis

According to a story from Ankylosing Spondylitis News, findings from a phase 3 clinical trial suggest that the drug secukinumab (marketed as Cosentyx) could be an effective treatment for non-radiographic…

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A Drug Used to Treat Psoriasis Could be Effective for Ulcerative Colitis
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A Drug Used to Treat Psoriasis Could be Effective for Ulcerative Colitis

According to a story from Medical News Bulletin, a recent study that was first published in the New England Journal of Medicine appears to have revealed a promising new treatment for ulcerative…

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Combined Clinics Improves Treatment for Autoimmune Diseases
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Combined Clinics Improves Treatment for Autoimmune Diseases

According to a story from The Rheumatologist, evidence suggests that patients with rare diseases, such as autoimmune diseases, can benefit from visiting combined clinics, which are special medical centers in…

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A “Real World” Study Suggests That The Drug Apremilast Could be Useful for Behçet’s Disease
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A “Real World” Study Suggests That The Drug Apremilast Could be Useful for Behçet’s Disease

According to a story from rheumatology.medicinematters.com, a recent Italian real-world study has provided some evidence that the drug apremilast, which is considered a phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor, could be a useful treatment…

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Biosimilar Drug for Ankylosing Spondylitis gets Approved by the FDA
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Biosimilar Drug for Ankylosing Spondylitis gets Approved by the FDA

According to a story from Ankylosing Spondylitis News, the drug Hadlima, which is a biosimilar to the drug Humira (adalimumab), was recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration…

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Researchers Continue Search for Role of Type-1 Interferon Pathway in Rheumatic Disease
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Researchers Continue Search for Role of Type-1 Interferon Pathway in Rheumatic Disease

According to a publication from the Rheumatologist, past studies have suggested that type 1 interferons may play a significant role in determining susceptibility to several classic connective tissue diseases. Although…

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Otezla Receives FDA Approval for Treatment of Oral Sores that Characterize Behçet’s Disease

According to a press release from American biotechnology company Celgene Corporation, the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the Company's drug Otezla (generic name apremilast) for the treatment…

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New Biosimilar Product to Humira Could Be Cheaper and Just as Effective for Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients

The most common treatment for autoimmune conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis, plaque psoriasis, Crohn's disease, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis is currently a drug called Humira, created by AbbVie.…

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This Drug Could Treat Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis
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This Drug Could Treat Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

According to a story from globenewswire.com, Galapagos NV and Gilead Sciences, Inc., recently announced that two clinical trials which were recently published in The Lancet demonstrated that the experimental treatment filgotinib could…

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Four New Drugs Accepted by the Scottish Medicines Consortium
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Four New Drugs Accepted by the Scottish Medicines Consortium

The Scottish Medicines Consortium, a committee that advises NHS Scotland on what medicines they should provide, has accepted four new drugs for use. These are gemtuzumab ozogamicin for acute myeloid…

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