Study: Actemra better than placebo in late-stage trial

11/20/2009 | Reuters

More patients who took Roche Holding's Actemra had reduced signs and symptoms of systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis than those given placebo after 12 weeks of treatment in a Phase III trial. The finding adds to evidence of Actemra's efficacy for arthritis, including another late-stage study that showed the drug prevented further joint damage in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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