The approval was based on data from a phase 3 study which evaluated tofacitinib in adults with active AS who had an inadequate response to at least 2 NSAIDs.
The update follows the FDA’s Drug Safety Communication, which was based on a completed review of a large randomized safety clinical trial evaluating tofacitinib in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Drugs in the Pipeline
The applications are supported by data from two 2two phase 3 induction studies and one 1 maintenance study.
Safety Alerts and Recalls
The revisions are based on a completed review of a large randomized safety clinical trial, which included 4362 patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
The randomized phase 3b/4 ORAL Surveillance study included 4362 RA patients who were taking methotrexate without adequate control of symptoms.
Patients treated with tofacitinib experienced significantly fewer disease flares compared with placebo.