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AbbVie's Humira (adalimumab) Receives FDA Approval to Treat Adults with Non-Infectious Intermediate, Posterior and Panuveitis

Posted 2 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., June 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Humira (adalimumab) for the treatment of non-infectious intermediate, posterior and panuveitis. Humira is now the first and only FDA-approved non-corticosteroid therapy available for adults with non-infectious intermediate, posterior and panuveitis. This approval marks the 10th approved indication for Humira in the United States for immune-mediated diseases. This month, the European Commission also approved Humira in the European Union for the treatment of non-infectious intermediate, posterior and panuveitis in adult patients who have had an inadequate response to corticosteroids, in patients in need of corticosteroid-sparing, or in whom corticosteroid treatment is inappropriate. "We are pleased to ... Read more

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FDA Approves Humira (adalimumab) for Moderate to Severe Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Posted 11 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Humira (adalimumab) for the treatment of moderate to severe hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). Humira is now the first and only FDA-approved therapy for adults with HS. Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by inflamed, painful lesions typically located around the armpits and groin, on the buttocks and under the breasts.1-2 Earlier this year, the FDA granted Humira orphan drug designation for the treatment of moderate to severe HS (Hurley Stage II and Hurley Stage III disease), a population of fewer than 200,000 patients. The orphan drug designation provides Humira the potential to be granted seven years of market exclusivity for the treatment of moderate to severe HS. ... Read more

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FDA Approves Humira to Treat Ulcerative Colitis

Posted 28 Sep 2012 by Drugs.com

September 28, 2012 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Humira (adalimumab) to include treatment of moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis in adults. Humira is approved to control ulcerative colitis when immunosuppressant medicines like corticosteroids, azathioprine, and 6-mercaptopurine have not worked. The drug is an anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) that blocks proteins that play an important role in abnormal inflammatory and immune responses. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease that causes inflammation and ulcers in the inner lining of the large intestine. It is one of two main forms of chronic inflammatory bowel disease and affects about 620,000 Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health. “Each patient with ulcerative colitis experiences the disease differently, and treatment must be adjusted to meet each individual’s nee ... Read more

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