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GSK, J&J Reveal RA Drug Phase III Results

Jun 08, 2016

GlaxoSmithKline plc announced that a global phase III study investigating subcutaneous sirukumab, a human anti-interleukin (IL)-6 monoclonal antibody, in adult patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) met both co-primary end points.

The results from the positive SIRROUND-D study are being presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2016) in London, UK. Topline results were previously announced in December 2015.

Paul-Peter Tak, GSK’s Chief Immunology Officer & Senior Vice President R&D Pipeline, said: “Many patients with rheumatoid arthritis continue to suffer with this debilitating and painful disease despite the availability of several treatment options. This study showed that sirukumab inhibited the progression of joint damage and improved the signs and symptoms of disease, disability and quality of life measures. These effects were seen with both the 100mg dose taken every two weeks and the 50mg dose taken every four weeks.”

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