Findings from a phase 3b trial showed that a majority of patients with severe eosinophilic asthma treated with benralizumab (Fasenra; AstraZeneca), an interleukin-5 antagonist, were able to eliminate or reduce oral corticosteroid (OCS) use. The open-label, single-arm PONENTE trial assessed the efficacy and safety of reducing OCS use after initiating treatment with benralizumab in nearly…
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The New Drug Application (NDA) for voclosporin (Aurinia Pharmaceuticals) has been submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment for lupus nephritis.
The FDA has expanded the approval of Dupixent® (dupilumab; Regeneron and Sanofi) to include patients aged 6 to 11 years with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis whose disease is not adequately controlled with topical prescription therapies or when those therapies are not advisable.
Dupixent, an interleukin-4 receptor alpha antagonist, is currently approved for moderate to severe atopic dermatitis in patients ≥12 years old who are not adequately controlled with topical prescription therapies or when they are not advisable.
Results showed that the 4mg dose of baricitinib plus TCS met the primary end point, with 31.5% of patients achieving EASI75 compared with 17.2% of patients in the placebo plus TCS group (P ≤.05).
Topline results from a phase 3 study investigating dupilumab in the treatment of pediatric patients with severe atopic dermatitis showed that the interleukin-4 receptor alpha antagonist was both safe and effective in this patient population.