Studies of golimumab yield positive results

06/12/2008 | Forbes

New findings are adding to evidence that golimumab, an injectable drug, holds promise as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis when used in combination with methotrexate. One study found that 50-mg and 100-mg doses of golimumab caused disease remission in more than 30% of patients already on methotrexate, compared with 13% of those who received placebo and methotrexate. In another trial, 38% of patients who took golimumab and methotrexate experienced a 50% reduction in symptoms, while only 29% of those who got placebo plus methotrexate experienced similar improvement.

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