The investigational JAK1* inhibitor filgotinib was noninferior to adalimumab in reducing disease activity in patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who had inadequate response to methotrexate (MTX-IR), according to the FINCH 1 study presented at EULAR 2020 Virtual Meeting.
Upadacitinib may be a suitable treatment for patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) who have insufficient response to non-biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (non-bDMARDs), according to results of the phase III SELECT-PsA-1* trial presented at EULAR 2020.
Long-term use of onabotulinumtoxinA led to reductions in monthly headache days (MHDs) in adults with chronic migraine (CM), according to post hoc analyses of the COMPEL* study presented at the AHS 2020 virtual scientific meeting.
Treatment with apremilast, an oral phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor, significantly reduced the number of oral ulcers in patients with Behcet’s syndrome, according to the RELIEF* study presented at EULAR 2020.
The aromatase inhibitor letrozole has demonstrated success in the treatment of women with ectopic pregnancy, with encouragingly high resolution rate and having a better safety profile relative to the chemotherapeutic agent methotrexate, according to a pilot trial.
The novel dual-acting glucokinase activator (GKA) dorzagliatin provides good glycaemic control and has a favourable safety profile in Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), the phase III SEED* study has shown.
Treatment with either angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) or angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) not only help control blood pressure (BP) in hypertensive patients but may also confer protection against viral infections, a study has found.
Treatment with Lactobacillus crispatus CTV-05 (Lactin-V) significantly reduces the incidence of bacterial vaginosis recurrence in women who were previously treated with vaginal metronidazole, according to a recent study.
Concomitant use of fimasartan and rosuvastatin in patients with hypertension and dyslipidaemia does not appear to be synergistic in increasing concurrent control rate of the diseases, although either drug is effective against the target disease, according to a study.
The prescription omega-3 fatty acid icosapent ethyl significantly reduces the need for revascularization in patients with elevated triglycerides who were already on statins and were at increased cardiovascular (CV) risk, reveals the latest data from the REDUCE-IT REVASC analysis presented during the SCAI* 2020 Meeting.