J&J and GlaxoSmithKline’s Sirukumab Phase III Trials Begin

GlaxoSmithKline and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) announced yesterday that they have started Phase III clinical trials of their investigational rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment, sirukumab. Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Biologics unit in Ireland and GlaxoSmithKline have begun a Phase III development programme for sirukumab (otherwise known as CNTO 136), a human anti-interleukin (IL)-6 monoclonal antibody.  The

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Janssen Submits XARELTO to US FDA

Janssen Research & Development announced earlier this week that they have submitted supplemental New Drug Applications (sNDAs) to the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Janssen are pursuing approval from the FDA for the use of XARELTO (rivaroxaban), an oral anticoagulant, to treat patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) and prevention

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Johnson & Johnson Terminate Agreements with Orexo

Sweden’s Orexo suffered a major setback yesterday after the announcement that Johnson & Johnson had decided to end the firms’ anti-inflammatory collaboration. The agreement with the healthcare company’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals unit aligned around two research projects in the arachidonic acid field. The OX-CLI and OX‑ESI programmes were concentrated on developing treatments for asthma, chronic obstructive

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