Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Release: AVERT Trial Demonstrates High Rates Of DAS-Defined Remission With Orencia® (Abatacept) In Combination With Methotrexate (MTX) In Adult Patients With Early Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Published: Jun 11, 2014

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PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) announced today its first release of new data from a Phase IIIb RA trial showing that the T-cell co-stimulation modulator, Orencia ® (abatacept), in combination with methotrexate (MTX) achieved significantly higher rates of DAS-defined (DAS28 CRP <2.6) remission at 12 months than treatment with standard of care agent MTX (60.9% vs. 45.2%, respectively), in biologic and MTX-naïve patients with early active RA. The data are being presented this week at the 2014 annual meeting of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR).

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