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Celgene: Oral OTEZLA Shows Long-Term Benefits For Active Psoriatic Arthritis

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Celgene International Sàrl, an unit of Celgene Corp. (CELG: Quote), reported results of additional analyses from the phase III trials of OTEZLA, the company's oral, selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4 or PDE4. These included long-term (52-week) analyses from the PALACE 1, 2 and 3 trials of the impact of OTEZLA on psoriatic arthritis disease activity, safety and tolerability, in addition to a separate 16-week work productivity analysis from PALACE 1.

"People with psoriatic arthritis live with persistent symptoms of this painful disease," said Georg Schett, director of the Department of Internal Medicine III - Rheumatology and Immunology, University Hospital Erlangen, Germany. "These analyses of one-year data from the PALACE trials suggest that, based on the efficacy and safety data we've seen to-date, OTEZLA has the potential to help patients for the long-term management of manifestations of their psoriatic arthritis," he added.

The long-term (52-week) results from three trials showed that treatment with OTEZLA improved measures of psoriatic arthritis disease activity, including tender and swollen joints, compared with placebo at 16 weeks.

Long-term safety results from an analysis of pooled data from the PALACE 1, 2 and 3 trials identified no new safety findings for patients with psoriatic arthritis who were treated with OTEZLA for up to 52 weeks, compared with the previously reported 24-week safety results.

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