Drugs in the Pipeline
Treatment with masitinib, a selective tyrosine kinase inhibitor, significantly reduces the rate of severe asthma exacerbations in patients with severe asthma uncontrolled by oral corticosteroids, according to data from a phase 3 study.
Rituximab was found to be superior to mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in adult patients with severe pemphigus vulgaris, according to new phase 3 trial data.
Treatment with mepolizumab was associated with a significant reduction in asthma exacerbations and oral corticosteroid use in patients with severe eosinophilic asthma.
New exploratory data published in the New England Journal of Medicine further provide evidence of the benefits of vedolizumab (Entyvio; Takeda), an integrin receptor antagonist, when compared with adalimumab (Humira; AbbVie), a tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFα) antagonist, in patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis. In the phase 3b VARSITY study, patients were randomized…
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Dupixent (dupilumab; Sanofi and Regeneron) as an add-on maintenance treatment in adult patients with inadequately controlled chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP). The approval was based on data from two phase 3 randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trials (SINUS-24 and SINUS-52) that evaluated the safety and efficacy…