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NICE recommends Eli Lilly's psoriatic arthritis drug

05:23 EDT 9 Aug 2018 | Pharmafile

Eli Lilly have announced that the monoclonal antibody ixekizumab, has been recommended by NICE for use as a treatment option in England and Wales for adults with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA), after inadequate response to DMARDs (disease modifying antirheumatic drugs).

Ixekizumab was granted EU marketing authorisation in January 2018. The efficacy and safety of ixekizumab was determined from the findings of two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 studies involving 780 patients.

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