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US FDA approves Roche's Actemra for previously treated RA

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The US FDA has approved Roche's first-in-class IL-6-receptor inhibiting monoclonal antibody Actemra (tocilizumab) for the treatment of moderate-to-severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in patients who are unresponsive to TNF inhibitors. The drug will be available in the US from January 18th.


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