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  • n. A particular antipsoriatic drug.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Raptiva, which is also known as efalizumab, is an immunosuppressant drug used to treat and prevent psoriasis, a chronic, non-contagious autoimmune disease which causes excess skin production and joint pain.

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  • With regard to its psoriasis drug Raptiva efalizumab, a chain of unfortunate events began when Xoma's management at the time miscalculated the firm's financial capability with regard to co-developing this drug with Genentech.

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  • Chamian F, Abello MV, Fuentes-Duculan J, Lin SL, et al. (2005) Increase in TNF-alpha and inducible nitric oxide synthase-expressing dendritic cells in psoriasis and reduction with efalizumab (anti-CD11a).

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  • Obstacles to Stelara adoption include concerns about long term safety which are exacerbated by the recent withdrawal of Genentech/Xoma's Raptiva (efalizumab) due to PML.

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  • FDA officials said prescribers are being asked not to initiate new Raptiva (efalizumab) treatment and begin discussions with patients using the medication on how to move to alternative psoriasis therapies.

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  • Etanercept and efalizumab for the treatment of adults with psoriasis.

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  • Genentech estimated that approximately 2,000 patients in the United States may currently be using Raptiva (efalizumab) for chronic plaque psoriasis.

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  • April 8, 2009 - Uniondale, New York -- Mark & Associates, P.C., a leading nationwide personal injury law firm, applauds Genentech's decision to suspend sales of the psoriasis drug Raptiva (efalizumab) in the United States.

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  • April 8, 2009 -- Today, Genentech, the manufacturer of the psoriasis drug Raptiva (efalizumab), announced that it has begun a voluntary, phased withdrawal of the product from the U.S. market.

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  • RAPTIVA (r) (efalizumab) Collaboration with Genentech and Merck Serono -- According to Genentech and Merck Serono SA, worldwide sales of RAPTIVA (r) in the third quarter of 2008 were

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