As concerns over the price of prescription medicine continue to make headlines as the country barrels toward another election, a new study from the Scripps Research bolsters an argument touted by the pharmaceutical industry over the rebate system.

Pfizer’s blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Xeljanz has been a strong performer for the company, bringing in $1.77 billion in revenue last year, but now the company has indicated it intends to make a change in a post-marketing study due to safety concerns.

There were as many billion-dollar brands in 2017 as there have been in any other calendar year despite the cratering effects of massive patent cliffs in 2012 and 2015.

Eli Lilly announced the results of the company’s COAST-W Phase III clinical trial of Taltz (ixekizumab) to treat ankylosing spondylitis. The study met both primary and major secondary endpoints.

Amgen announced results from a Phase 3 study evaluating the efficacy and safety of biosimilar candidate ABP 710 compared with Remicade (infliximab) in patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis.

AbbVie announced today a global resolution of all intellectual property-related litigation with Amgen over Amgen’s proposed biosimilar adalimumab product.

A biosimilar version of AbbVie Inc.’s blockbuster arthritis drug Humira, produced by a joint venture of Biogen Inc. and Samsung Biologics, was approved by EU regulators.

AbbVie’s biologic therapy Humira for autoimmune disorders continues to dominate the sales landscape; Gilead’s once-daily hepatitis C treatment Harvoni in 2016 repeated its performance as the world’s second-best-selling prescription medicine.

Eli Lilly and Company announced that patients with active psoriatic arthritis who had inadequate response to one or two TNF inhibitors or were intolerant of TNF inhibitors treated with Taltz (ixekizumab) achieved significant improvement in signs and symptoms of their disease at 24 weeks when compared to placebo.

Janssen-Cilag International NV today announced long-term results from SIRROUND-T, a pivotal Phase 3 study that showed sirukumab improved the signs and symptoms of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) through 52 weeks of treatment in adult patients with an inadequate response and/or intolerance to anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha treatments.