European Commission approval for AbbVie’s psoriasis treatment

AbbVie has announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved its interleukin-23 (IL-23) inhibitor Risankizumab, for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adult patients who are candidates for systemic therapy. The EC gave approval following results from four Phase III studies, ultIMMa-1, ultIMMa-2, IMMvent and IMMhance which assessed more than 2,000 patients

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NICE approves UCB’s treatment for Psoriasis but disapproved Almirall’s

The public body has recommended in draft guidance that UCB’s Certolizumab pegol receives regular NHS funding for plaque psoriasis, although NICE decided that Almirall’s rival Tildrakizumab is not cost effective. Certolizumab pegol has been previously approved in Europe in the new indication of plaque psoriasis, thereby adding to a list of uses including rheumatoid arthritis,

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EMA approve UCB’s treatment Cimzia for psoriasis

European Medicines Agency has approved a label extension for UCB’s Cimzia allowing it to be used for treating adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy. The approval makes Cimzia, the first Fc-free, PEGylated anti-TNF treatment option for use in moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis “and marks the entry of UCB into immuno-dermatology, where

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