Novartis Shares Positive Data from 5-Year Psoriasis Study

Jul 17, 2017

Novartis confirmed positive five-year efficacy and safety results for Cosentyx from a Phase III long-term extension study in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Data will be presented at a key medical congress in the second half of 2017.

"Cosentyx has consistently demonstrated sustained efficacy and safety providing psoriasis patients a new standard of long-term care," said Vas Narasimhan, Global Head of Drug Development and Chief Medical Officer, Novartis. "With the first data from a pivotal trial with 5 years of follow up, Cosentyx continues to demonstrate it can provide what psoriasis patients want, a life with clear skin."

Four-year Phase III data presented at EADV 2016 showed Cosentyx delivered almost clear or completely clear skin in a majority of patients after four years of treatment. The data showed that with Cosentyx, 97% of PASI 90 and 99% of PASI 100 response rates were maintained from Year 1 to Year 4.