Posted from: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 11:16 AM - Present

Taltz Receives Label Update

May 22, 2018 – The U.S. FDA has approved a label update for Taltz® (ixekizumab) injection 80 mg/mL, manufactured by Eli Lilly. The label will now include data regarding treatment of psoriasis in genital areas.

Originally approved in 2016 to treat adult patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy, Taltz is now the first and only such treatment to include information on psoriasis in genital areas on its label.

Pete Salzmann, vice president of Lilly Immunology, stated in a press release that “up to 63 percent of psoriasis patients will be impacted by psoriasis involving the genital area over the course of their disease. However, there remains a serious unmet need for patients seeking treatment options.” The label update will allow Taltz to be used to meet the needs of these patients.

The label update is based on a clinical study in which patients experienced a significant improvement in symptoms when using Taltz versus a placebo. Seventy-three percent of patients were clear or had minimal symptoms after 12 weeks on Taltz, versus just 8% of patients who received the placebo.

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