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FDA OK's Cimzia in ankylosing spondylitis, but rejects axSpA

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Executive Summary

UCB won US approval on 18 October to expand the use of Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) as a treatment for adults with active ankylosing spondylitis (AS), an inflammatory disease that can cause some of the vertebrae in the spine to fuse together, making it less flexible, resulting in a hunched-forward posture.



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