Celgene Corp. (Summit, N.J.)
Behçet's disease with oral ulcers
Phase III RELIEF data showed that, at week 12, the area under the curve (AUC) for the number of oral ulcers was statistically significantly reduced with 30 mg twice daily vs. placebo (129.5 vs. 222.1; p<0.0001), the trial's primary endpoint; statistically significant improvements were also seen with in multiple secondary endpoints, including oral ulcer pain (p<0.0001), overall disease activity (Behçet's Syndrome Activity Score: p<0.0001; Behçet's Disease Current Activity Index: p=0.0335) and quality of life (p=0.0003)
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Paramus, N.J.)
Anti-OX40 monoclonal antibody
Moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD)
Phase IIa data on 40 patients who had skin biopsies showed that it had an effect on AD-related disease biomarkers; clinical improvement in Eczema Area and Severity Index scores was observed in 17 out of 23 patients treated with it; it was safe and well-tolerated
Janssen Pharmaceutical Co. (subsidiary of New Brunswick, N.J.-based Johnson & Johnson)
Moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
Phase III VOYAGE 2 data that showed a vast majority of patients achieved at least 90% improvement in the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI 90) at week 28 and maintained a PASI 90 response with continuous treatment through week 72; data also demonstrated that a vast majority of patients originally randomized to Tremfya, but withdrawn from treatment at week 28, regained a PASI 90 response within six months of initiating Tremfya retreatment
Ortho Dermatologics (division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC, of Laval, Quebec)
Analysis of the phase III clinical trial AMAGINE-1, which evaluated mental health comorbidities associated with psoriasis, such as anxiety and depression, suggested that treatment reduced anxiety and depression in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis; after 12 weeks of SILIQ treatment, patients experienced a decrease in depression and anxiety HADS (hospital anxiety and depression scale) scores (mean scores decreased by 2.1 and 1.8, respectively) while scores remained unaffected in those receiving placebo
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