Thursday, 20 Feb 2020

Biologic/Novel Rx

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10 Jun 2016 Social BMS Orencia data presented @ #EULAR16; including #CORRONA data showing RF+ or CCP+ assoc w/ better Orencia responses
29 Jan 2017 Social CHMP sends a positive recommendation for tofacitinib to the EMA. This would be for the 5 mg bid dose mod-severe RA
30 Apr 2015 Social Negative RCT of RTX vs PBO in pts w/ ITP (PLT<30k) on background steroids. No difference in response or relapse rates 
14 Jun 2018 Social RT @jomargwhite: MTX associated with reduction of CVD risk in patients reviving biologic treatment #eular2018 #methotrexate…
23 Aug 2016 Social Idiopathic Recurrent Pericarditis follows ~20% acute pericarditis; responds VERY well to IL-1 inhibition (anakinra)
17 Jun 2019 Social Safety and Immunogenicity is one of nine educational videos available in the "Therapeutic Update: Biosimilars in Rheumatology" video series, sponsored by Sandoz, Inc. and now available on RheumNow. #sponsored #biosimilars
01 Jan 2020 Social Do biologics work in relapsing polychondritis? French cohort of 41 pts use 105 biologics (TNFi=60; TCZ 17; anakinra 15; RTX 7; ABA6). While 63% resp in 1st 6 mos (on pred!), a complete response rate was 19%. Steroid sparing variable, high infx rates.
17 Feb 2017 Social ORAL strategy trial shows Xeljanz +MTX = Humira +MTX; but was inferior as monoRx Xeljanz in 1152 RA pts over 12 mos
20 Jul 2018 Social RT @AngusWorthing: FDA releases #biosimilars action plan. @ACRheum through AMA has pushed FDA to finalize interchangeability pathway. Fing…
06 Aug 2018 Social Psoriasis biologic pipeline continues to grow. In development are IL-23 inhibitors (risankizumab, mirikizumab) & the IL-17 A/F inhbitor (bimekizumab). Tildrakizumab and certolizumab were approved for Psoriasis earlier in 2018.
19 Aug 2017 Social RheumNow Wk in Review up! How to store enbrel, over/under testing. Check out podcast video
02 Oct 2016 Social Prime Therapeutics shows Xeljanz discontinuations at 30% by 6mos & 44% at 1 yr. 10% use it before MTX/other DMARDs
06 Aug 2019 Social FDA has approved Turalio (pexidartinib) for the treatment of adults with the rare disorder, tenosynovial giant cell tumor (TGCT) associated with severe morbidity or functional limitations and not responsive to improvement with surgery.
07 Dec 2017 Social Prospective study of 133 IBD pts (64% CD, 36% UC) switched from Remicade to biosimilar Inflectra. After 12 mos. no differences in drug levels, disease activity between innovator and biosimilar.
07 Apr 2017 Social Dr. Laura Cappelli - Talk on checkpoint inhibitors of PD-1 (nivolumab, pembrolizumab) and CTLA4 (impilimumab) commonly used in chemotherapy
06 Jul 2015 Social Pfizer has submitted to the FDA (for review) a new once-a-day Xeljanz (tofacitinib) 11 mg qd (equal to 5 mg bid)
03 Oct 2018 Social RT @RheumNow: Often Not discussed but do you combine Otezla with a biologic (TNFi or IL-17 inhibitor) in your difficult PsA patients? Rheum…
13 Sep 2017 Social Sandoz announces FDA will review its biosimilar version of rituximab
15 Mar 2016 Social 63 Actemra nonresponders switched to TNFi (41) or Orencia (22) - more TNFi achieved LDAS (CDAI<10) (64% vs 24% ABA)
22 Nov 2016 Social RT @DrPetryna: Sarilumab (IL6R) superior to Humira in MONARCH phase 3 trial. neutropenia &abn LFT > with sarilumab…