Posted from: Friday, July 06, 2018 - 04:46 PM - Present

Label Update for Cosentyx

June 19, 2018 – The U.S. FDA has approved an update to the label for Cosentyx® (secukinumab), manufactured by Novartis. The manufacturer may now include data demonstrating the potential for Cosentyx to slow joint damage progression in patients with psoriatic arthritis.

In a clinical study, 88% of patients treated with Cosentyx 300mg experienced no worsening of structural joint damage after 24 weeks, compared to 74% of patients given a placebo. Psoriatic arthritis, which affects approximately two million people in the United States, can lead to irreversible joint damage and disability.

Cosentyx first received FDA approval in 2015. It holds indications to treat plaque psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, and psoriatic arthritis.

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Last Updated Friday, September 21, 2018 - 10:18 PM.