Fleischmann, R et al. "Efficacy and safety of tofacitinib monotherapy, tofacitinib with methotrexate, and adalimumab with methotrexate in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (ORAL Strategy): a phase 3b/4, double-blind, head-to-head, randomised controlled trial." DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31618-5
ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting 2013
Changing directly from adalimumab to tofacitinib sustained clinical response and improved ACR response rates in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, an open-label extension study presented at the 2013 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting has found.
The GIDAC recommendations are provided to the FDA but they are not binding. The FDA has set a target PDUFA action date of June 2018.
ACR/ARHP 2018 Annual Meeting
Although the incidence rate of venous thromboembolism was numerically higher in patients treated with tofacitinib vs TNF inhibitors, the risk was not statistically significant.
The addition of tofacitinib to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment regimens improves patient response to non-biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs).
Drugs in the Pipeline, News
The ORAL Shift study enrolled 694 RA patients who were inadequate responders to methotrexate alone.
Sandborn, WJ et al. "Tofacitinib as Induction and Maintenance Therapy for Ulcerative Colitis." DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1606910
For patients with rheumatoid arthritis, a novel oral Janus kinase inhibitor, tofacitinib, is associated with reduced symptoms when used as monotherapy or in addition to background methotrexate.
The clinical benefits of tofacitinib in combination with methotrexate are sustained over 2 years among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published online January 22 in Arthritis & Rheumatology.
Drugs in the Pipeline
Pfizer announced results from the OPT (Oral treatment Psoriasis Trial) Retreatment study (A3921111) assessing tofacitinib for the treatment of adults with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis.