The FDA has approved Humira (adalimumab, from Abbott) for the treatment of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA).This approval was based on a 48-week study involving 171 children aged 4 to 17 years. The results showed significantly fewer disease flares while receiving Humira compared to placebo.

Humira, a tumor necrosis factor-alpha blocker, is already indicated for the treatment of Crohn’s disease, adult rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, chronic plaque psoriasis, and ankylosing spondylitis.

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