Late-stage Rituxan trial yields positive results

01/27/2008 | Forbes

Genentech and Biogen Idec on Friday announced that a Phase III study of their monoclonal antibody Rituxan proved the drug safe and effective in improving symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who failed to respond to methotrexate, a generic anti-rheumatic drug. "These findings support the potential use of Rituxan earlier in the course of treatment for this debilitating disease," a Genentech official said.

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