Certolizumab pegol (Cimzia®) gained FDA approval in September/October 2013 for two new indications, adults with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and adults with active ankylosing spondylitis (AS).
OTREXUP™ (methotrexate) injection was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
It is indicated for adults with severe, active rheumatoid arthritis, or children with active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis who have failed first line therapies. It is also indicated for severe, recalcitrant, disabling psoriasis.
Ustekinumab (Stelara®) received FDA approval in September 2013 for a new indication of the treatment of adults with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA), alone or in combination with methotrexate.
Tofacitinib (Xeljanz®) is the first of a unique class of oral kinase inhibitors to be FDA approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Tofacitinib is a selective inhibitor of Janus kinase (JAK) enzymes.
Depression and anxiety are more common among individuals with arthritis than among the general population. Yet, these mood disorders are still underdiagnosed and undertreated in arthritis patients despite data that depression and anxiety affect important outcomes such as functional ability, pain, and quality of life.