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European advisory group backs AbbVie's upadacitinib for rheumatoid arthritis

|About: AbbVie Inc. (ABBV)|By:, SA News Editor

The European Medicines Agency's advisory group CHMP has adopted a positive opinion recommending approval of AbbVie's (NYSE:ABBV) JAK inhibitor RINVOQ (upadacitinib), as monotherapy or with methotrexate, for the treatment of adult patients with moderate-to-severe active rheumatoid arthritis who have not responded adequately to or are intolerant of one or more disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs).

A final decision from the European Commission usually takes ~60 days.

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