J&J's Janssen Seeks FDA OK of Tremfya in Active Psoriatic Arthritis

Date : 09/16/2019 @ 12:16PM
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J&J's Janssen Seeks FDA OK of Tremfya in Active Psoriatic Arthritis

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By Colin Kellaher

 

Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) Janssen Pharmaceutical Cos. unit on Monday said it filed a supplemental biologics-license application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking first-in-class approval of Tremfya for adults with active psoriatic arthritis.

Janssen said it also expects to submit a marketing application to the European Medicines Agency for the same indication before the end of the year.

The company said it is estimated that at least one million Americans suffer from psoriatic arthritis, chronic disease characterized by joint inflammation, enthesitis, dactylitis and the skin manifestations of psoriasis.

The FDA approved Tremfya in July 2017 for adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

 

Write to Colin Kellaher at colin.kellaher@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

September 16, 2019 08:01 ET (12:01 GMT)

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