The researchers say that their data were consistent with the pharmacokinetic equivalence previously demonstrated in a single-dose PK study that included 202 healthy adult men in the United States and European Union, and thus add to the evidence of ABP-215 as a high-quality biosimilar to bevacizumab for use in Japan.
Rituximab is frequently used off-label as a treatment for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) because it induces the depletion of circulating B-cell and T-cell lymphocytes and targets CD20 protein in B cells that are responsible for the production of antibodies.
Results of a small Greek observational study suggest that biosimilar infliximab may be an effective alternative for the treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who have active disease and experienced a loss of response to innovator infliximab (Remicade).
The best predictors of which US counties’ patients are most likely to be prescribed higher-priced drugs are income, healthcare costs, and access to exercise opportunities, according to a new study published online in Nature Communications.
Among long-term responders, first-line bevacizumab-based therapy is more effective in patients with HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer (MBC) who were not previously treated with taxanes, a recent Spanish study suggests.
Rituximab-based immunochemotherapy can be safely applied in patients after obinutuzumab-associated anaphylaxis, but the existing risk of cross­reactivity should be considered, and careful monitoring of such patients during rituximab infusion is required.
Up to 60% of Crohn disease patients taking an anti—tumor necrosis factor (TNF) monoclonal antibody medication eventually stop responding to treatment, but the optimal management of these patients has not been clearly defined.
A new study suggests that CD8+ natural killer cells are a biomarker that can predict therapeutic outcome for patients with ankylosing spondylitis who are administered anti–tumor necrosis factor agents because they are nonresponsive to conventional treatment.