Gone Rogue: What Happens When Cells Say the Wrong Thing

An exploration of the immune system and the role cells play in inflammatory immune diseases.

Seeing Clear: What the Future Holds for Psoriasis

How unraveling more mysteries of the immune system may help guide better health outcomes for patients

AbbVie's Upadacitinib (ABT-494) Meets All Primary and Ranked Secondary Endpoints in Second Phase 3 Study in Rheumatoid Arthritis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global research and development based biopharmaceutical company, today announced positive top-line results from the Phase 3 SELECT-BEYOND clinical trial evaluating upadacitinib (ABT-494), an investigational oral JAK1-selective inhibitor, in patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who did not adequately respond or were intolerant to treatment with biologic DMARDs (bDMARDs).1 Results showed that after 12 weeks of treatment, both once-daily doses of upadacitinib (15 mg and 30 mg) met the study's primary endpoints of ACR20* and low disease activity (LDA)**.1 All ranked secondary endpoints were also achieved with both doses.1 Upadacitinib is not approved by regulatory authorities and safety and efficacy have not been established.

AbbVie's Upadacitinib (ABT-494) Meets Primary Endpoint in Phase 2b Study in Atopic Dermatitis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global research and development based biopharmaceutical company, today announced positive top-line results from the Phase 2b randomized, placebo-controlled, dose-ranging study of upadacitinib (ABT-494), an investigational, once-daily oral JAK1-selective inhibitor, in adult patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis not adequately controlled by topical treatments, or for whom topical treatments were not medically advisable.1 In this study, all upadacitinib dose groups (30/15/7.5 mg once-daily) met the primary endpoint (mean percent change in EASI at week 16 versus placebo).1 Upadacitinib is not approved by regulatory authorities and safety and efficacy have not been established.

AbbVie Receives CHMP Positive Opinion for HUMIRA® (adalimumab) for the Treatment of Pediatric Patients with Chronic Non-infectious Anterior Uveitis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, announced today that the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency has granted a positive opinion for HUMIRA® (adalimumab) for the treatment of chronic non-infectious anterior uveitis in pediatric patients from two years of age who have had an inadequate response to or are intolerant to conventional therapy, or in whom conventional therapy is inappropriate.

The Future of Rheumatoid Arthritis: How Genes, Lifestyle and Environment Factor In

A clearer understanding of how and why RA develops could help researchers map a better path for treating it.

BTK Protein: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Bruton’s tyrosine kinase helps immune function, but its malfunction may lead to cancer and autoimmune diseases. Scientists are trying new approaches in both areas.

AbbVie's Upadacitinib (ABT-494) Meets All Primary and Ranked Secondary Endpoints in Phase 3 Study in Rheumatoid Arthritis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., June 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced positive top-line results from the Phase 3 SELECT-NEXT clinical trial evaluating upadacitinib (ABT-494), an investigational oral JAK1-selective inhibitor, in patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who did not adequately respond to treatment with conventional synthetic DMARDs (csDMARDs).1 Results showed that after 12 weeks of treatment, both doses of upadacitinib (15 mg and 30 mg) met the study's primary endpoints of ACR20 and low disease activity.1 Key secondary endpoints were also achieved and included ACR50, ACR70 and clinical remission.1 Full results will be presented at an upcoming medical meeting and published in a peer-reviewed publication. Upadacitinib is an investigational oral agent and is not approved by regulatory authorities.

AbbVie Announces Positive Phase 2 Study Results for Upadacitinib (ABT-494), an Investigational JAK1-Selective Inhibitor, in Crohn's Disease

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced promising results from CELEST, a Phase 2, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluating upadacitinib (ABT-494), an investigational oral JAK1-selective inhibitor, in adult patients with moderately to severely active Crohn's disease. These data are being presented today during the Clinical Science: Late-Breaking Abstract Plenary Session (Presentation #874h) at Digestive Disease Week® 2017.

U.S. FDA Approves Addition of Moderate to Severe Fingernail Psoriasis Data to AbbVie's HUMIRA® (adalimumab) Prescribing Information

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the inclusion of moderate to severe fingernail psoriasis data in the HUMIRA® (adalimumab) prescribing information for patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis. HUMIRA is now the first-and-only biologic treatment with data on fingernail psoriasis in its U.S. prescribing information.