More than itchy skin: Breaking down the complexities of atopic dermatitis

Science is working to uncover the roots of this serious inflammatory disease.

AbbVie Submits Regulatory Application to FDA for RINVOQ™ (upadacitinib) for the Treatment of Adults with Active Ankylosing Spondylitis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced that it has submitted an application for a new indication to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for RINVOQ™ (upadacitinib; 15 mg, once daily), a selective and reversible JAK inhibitor, for the treatment of adult patients with active ankylosing spondylitis. AbbVie also submitted an application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for RINVOQ earlier this year for the treatment of adult patients with active ankylosing spondylitis who have responded inadequately to conventional therapy.

Third Pivotal Phase 3 Study Shows RINVOQ™ (upadacitinib) Plus Topical Corticosteroids Improves Skin and Itch Symptoms in Atopic Dermatitis Patients

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced upadacitinib (15 mg and 30 mg, once daily) plus topical corticosteroids (TCS) met the co-primary endpoints and all secondary endpoints in AD Up, the third pivotal Phase 3 study of RINVOQ in atopic dermatitis.1 AD Up evaluated the efficacy and safety of both doses of upadacitinib therapy versus placebo in adults and adolescents with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis; all treatment groups, including placebo, received concomitant TCS.1 The co-primary endpoints were at least a 75 percent improvement in the Eczema Area Severity Index (EASI 75) from baseline and a validated Investigator's Global Assessment for Atopic Dermatitis (vIGA-AD) score of 0/1 (clear or almost clear) at week 16.1

RINVOQ™ (upadacitinib) Monotherapy Shows Improvement in Skin Clearance and Itch in First Phase 3 Study for Atopic Dermatitis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., June 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced upadacitinib (15 mg and 30 mg, once daily) monotherapy met the co-primary endpoints of at least a 75 percent improvement in the Eczema Area Severity Index (EASI 75) and a validated Investigator's Global Assessment for Atopic Dermatitis (vIGA-AD) of clear or almost clear (0/1) at week 16 in adults and adolescents with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis who are candidates for systemic therapy.1 Measure Up 1 is the first pivotal Phase 3 study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of RINVOQ for the treatment of moderate to severe atopic dermatitis.

AbbVie Presents New Late-Breaking Data Showing SKYRIZI® (risankizumab-rzaa) Achieves Superior Rates of Complete Skin Clearance Versus COSENTYX® (secukinumab) at 52 Weeks

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., June 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced new late-breaking Phase 3b head-to-head data showing superior rates of skin clearance for SKYRIZI® (risankizumab-rzaa) to COSENTYX® (secukinumab) at week 52.1 Particularly, 66 percent of psoriasis patients receiving SKYRIZI achieved completely clear skin—100 percent clearance in the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI 100)—versus 40 percent of patients receiving COSENTYX at week 52 (p<0.001).1

Novel Antibody Drug Conjugate ABBV-3373 Shows Improvement in Disease Activity in Phase 2a Study of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., June 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced new data from a Phase 2a study of ABBV-3373, an investigational anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) Glucocorticoid Receptor Modulator (GRM) steroid antibody drug conjugate (ADC), in adult patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis.1 The primary endpoint was the change in Disease Activity Score 28 C-Reactive Protein (DAS28-CRP) from baseline to week 12 and two statistical comparisons were pre-specified.1 The first compared ABBV-3373 and mean outcome from historical adalimumab data.1 The second compared ABBV-3373 and combined in-trial and historical adalimumab data.1 Results of the first comparison show a greater difference in the primary endpoint change in DAS28-CRP from baseline to week 12 for ABBV-3373 (-2.65) as compared to a pre-specified historical adalimumab mean (-2.13) (p=0.022).1 Results of the second comparison, based on a Bayesian analysis, predicted with a 90 percent probability that ABBV-3373 was associated with a greater improvement on DAS28-CRP from baseline to week 12 than adalimumab based on in-trial data combined with historical data.1 Additionally, evaluations of serum cortisol levels over 12 weeks indicate that ABBV-3373 showed no systemic glucocorticoid effects.1

AbbVie Presents Data Showing RINVOQ™ (upadacitinib) Meets Primary and Key Secondary Endpoints in Phase 3 Head-to-Head Study Versus ORENCIA (abatacept) in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., June 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced new Phase 3 data from the SELECT-CHOICE clinical trial, showing that RINVOQ™ (upadacitinib, 15 mg, once daily) met the primary endpoint of non-inferiority versus ORENCIA® (abatacept) on change from baseline in Disease Activity Score 28 C-Reactive Protein (DAS28-CRP) at week 12.1 In addition, RINVOQ met the key secondary endpoints of superiority versus ORENCIA on change from baseline in DAS28-CRP at week 12 and proportion of patients achieving clinical remission at week 12 as measured by DAS28-CRP<2.6.1 The study evaluated RINVOQ in adult patients with moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis and prior inadequate response or intolerance to biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Full results were presented today at the 2020 Annual European E-Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR).

New Long-term Data from RINVOQ™ (upadacitinib, 15 mg) Phase 3 Studies in Rheumatoid Arthritis Presented at 2020 Annual European E-Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR)

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced new long-term results showing that once daily upadacitinib continued to improve signs and symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis at 72 and 84 weeks in the SELECT-COMPARE (upadacitinib, 15 mg in combination with methotrexate [MTX]) and SELECT-MONOTHERAPY (upadacitinib, 15 mg and 30 mg) Phase 3 clinical trials, respectively.1,2 The safety profile of upadacitinib (15 mg and 30 mg) monotherapy or upadacitinib (15 mg) in combination with MTX was consistent with that observed in the previously reported integrated Phase 3 safety analysis in rheumatoid arthritis, with no new safety risks detected.1-5

AbbVie Submits Regulatory Applications to FDA and EMA for RINVOQ™ (upadacitinib) for the Treatment of Adults with Active Psoriatic Arthritis

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has submitted applications for a new indication to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) for RINVOQ™ (upadacitinib; 15 mg, once daily), a selective and reversible JAK inhibitor, for the treatment of adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis.

AbbVie Presents New Data at the European E-Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR) 2020 Showcasing Depth of its Rheumatology Portfolio

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it will present new safety and efficacy results for RINVOQ™ (upadacitinib) in adult patients with moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis, primary data of RINVOQ for investigational use in psoriatic arthritis, as well as additional data on HUMIRA® (adalimumab) in psoriatic arthritis at the European E-Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR) 2020, June 3-6. A total of 25 abstracts will be presented across multiple rheumatic conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis.