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FDA accepts for review NDA for NKTR 181 for the treatment of chronic low back pain in adult patients new to opioid therapy.- Nektar Therapeutics.

Nektar Therapeutics has announced that the FDA has filed and accepted for review the company's New Drug Application (NDA) for...

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Evenity re-filed (BLA) with FDA for osteoporosis.- Amgen + UCB.

Amgen and UCB announced the resubmission of the Biologics License Application (BLA) to the FDA for Evenity (romosozumab), a monoclonal...

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EMA approves Xeljanz for psoriatic arthritis.- Pfizer.

The EMA has approved Xeljanz (tofacitinib), from Pfizer, 5mg twice daily in combination with methotrexate as a treatment for active...

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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

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Guidelines

2018 update of the EULAR recommendations for the management of Behçet’s syndrome

These updated, evidence-based recommendations are intended to help physicians caring for patients with BS.

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EULAR recommendations for the use of imaging in large vessel vasculitis in clinical practice

These are the first EULAR recommendations providing up-to-date guidance for the role of imaging in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with (suspected) LVV.

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Lyme disease

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing Lyme disease. It aims to raise awareness of when Lyme disease should be suspected and ensure that people have prompt and consistent diagnosis and treatment.

Added 2 months ago

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Journal articles

Review of Biosimilar Trials and Data on Adalimumab in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

In this article, we recap the evidence from bio-originator trials in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to provide context for a critical review of biosimilar trial data.

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Prevalence of psoriatic arthritis in patients with psoriasis: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational and clinical studies.

Objectives: To assess the prevalence and incidence of PsA in patients with psoriasis.

Added 14 days ago

Golimumab effectiveness and safety in clinical practice for moderately active ulcerative colitis.

Golimumab (GLB) is an antitumour necrosis factor-α (anti-TNF) therapy that has shown efficacy as induction and maintenance therapy for ulcerative colitis (UC).

Added 27 days ago

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Clinical trials

Study of Cingal™ for the Relief of Knee Osteoarthritis Compared to Triamcinolone Hexacetonide

This is a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, parallel group, active comparator controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a single injection of Cingal for the relief of joint pain in subjects with OA of the knee.

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A Study of Ixekizumab (LY2439821) in TNF Inhibitor Experienced Participants With Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis (COAST-W)

The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ixekizumab in tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor-experienced participants with radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (rad-axSpA).

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A Study to Compare ABT-494 Monotherapy to Methotrexate Monotherapy in Subjects With Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Who Have Not Previously Taken Methotrexate (SELECT-EARLY)

This is a randomized, double-blind study comparing ABT-494 monotherapy to Methotrexate (MTX) monotherapy in MTX-naïve subjects with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis.

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Blog Posts

Alex Keen

EULAR 2018 – Biosimilars: the future of rheumatology?

Posted 2 months ago

EULAR's Annual European Congress of Rheumatology aims to encourage innovation and collaboration across all aspects of rheumatology, something that is particularly well illustrated by biologics and their more affordable counterpart, biosimilars. Could they unlock the door to accessible, life-changing treatment for millions more?

Lauren McCracken

EAACI hot topics: Allergen specific immunotherapy (AIT)

Posted 2 months ago

When should AIT be used to treat your patients with allergies? Is it right for every allergy? And do we really know the long-term effects of this treatment? This blog highlights some of the talking points surrounding AIT discussed at this year’s EAACI Congress.

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

Posted 2 years ago

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover. That much is true, but it's also common sense not to judge a book by measuring the whiteness of its pages, or the amount of hamsters you can place on it. So why do we measure the fabulous NHS with nonsense metrics?

CME

10 minute consultation: Plantar heel pain

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Childhood obesity: a guide on diagnosis, prevention and management

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