Gilead Sciences Inc. and partner Galapagos NV said only a higher dose of their experimental drug filgotinib showed greater effectiveness than placebo in a pivotal study testing it in ulcerative colitis patients.
Despite concerns about potential competition from recently approved and available European biosimilars to Humira, AbbVie was able to stave off some of the losses expected during Q2 2019.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., which is set to buy biotechnology company Celgene Corp. for $74 billion, posted better-than-expected second-quarter 2019 earnings on strong sales from the blood thinner Eliquis and the rheumatoid arthritis treatment Orencia.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Samsung Bioepis Co. Ltd.’s biosimilar to AbbVie Inc.’s blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis treatment Humira.
The return on R&D investment for leading biopharmaceutical manufacturers fell to a nine-year low while the U.S. FDA approved a record-breaking amount of novel medicines during 2018.
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.
Boehringer Ingelheim announced results from the pivotal Phase III VOLTAIRE-RA1 study, confirming that its adalimumab biosimilar candidate BI 695501 and Humira have similar efficacy, safety and immunogenicity in patients with moderately-to-severely active rheumatoid arthritis.