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Celgene Corporation (CELG) Arthritis Drug Appears Effective, Safe After One Year: Study  
10/28/2013 7:08:43 AM

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Previously untreated patients experienced significant and lasting reductions in signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis when given Celgene Corp's experimental oral drug, apremilast, according to data from a late stage clinical trial. Patients taking either the 20 milligrams or 30 mg dose of apremilast twice a day had a statistically significant improvement in symptoms, such as painful, swollen joints, after 16 weeks of treatment compared with those who received a placebo, researchers said. Signs and symptoms of the painful disease continued to improve on apremilast through a year of treatment, according to data to be presented next week at the American College of Rheumatology meeting in San Diego.

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