Genentech/Biogen Idec: Rituxan further expands its options

April 2006
PharmaWatch: Biotechnology;Apr2006, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p12
Market Research Report
The article reports that the Rituxan drug developed by Genentech Inc. and Biogen Idec Inc. has gained another approval from the U.S. Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), making it the first selective B-cell therapy to be approved in rheumatoid arthritis in 2006. The FDA approval is for Rituxan in combination with methotrexate for patients with moderately-to-severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have failed to get adequate relief from at least one of the biologic treatments available.


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