AbbVie reported the company’s fourth-quarter 2021 and full-year financial results on Feb. 2, with worldwide net reviews up 7.4% to $14.89 billion for the quarter. Total revenues for 2021 were $56 billion. The company’s anchor product remains Humira, which will begin to lose exclusivity in 2023.

Cosentyx, Novartis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Novartis’
Cosentyx (secukinumab) for the treatment of active enthesitis-related arthritis in patients 4 years and older, and active psoriatic arthritis in patients 2 years and older.

AbbVie’s Rinvoq won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis who have had an inadequate response or demonstrated an intolerance to one or more tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers.

A recent study shows that Bristol Myers Squibb’s oral tyrosine kinase 2 (TYK2) inhibitor deucravacitinib was associated with noticeable improvements in signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis compared with placebo.

Bristol Myers Squibb’s experimental psoriasis drug deucravacitinib (BMS-986165) beat out Amgen’s Otezla (apremilast) in the POETYK PSO-1 Phase III clinical trial.

Almost no health topic was off limits at Chronicon, a first-of-its kind day-long event that brought together today’s most impactful health influencers specializing in chronic health conditions for an open forum to address the needs of those living with chronic conditions and their support communities.

Novartis released positive data from the company’s FUTURE 5 clinical trial of Cosentyx (secukinumab) in psoriatic arthritis.