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  • n. A drug that is used to treat some immunological diseases

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  • Analysts believe the oral pills, including Pfizer Inc.'s tofacitinib, may offer more appeal and convenience to patients and take market share from Humira and drugs like it.

    Changes Planned For Arthritis Drug Humira

  • The drug, tofacitinib, is an oral pill that Pfizer hopes can be an alternative to injectible and infused rheumatoid-arthritis drugs, including Abbott Laboratories ' Humira.

    Pfizer Says Treatment's Study Had One Drug-Related Death

  • Pfizer also said that under the design of the study, 80% of the patients got tofacitinib, while 20% got a placebo, one reason why "the majority of adverse events would be expected to occur in patients on active treatment."

    Pfizer Says Treatment's Study Had One Drug-Related Death

  • The summary said four patients who received tofacitinib in a one-year, 792-patient trial had died and four contracted opportunistic infections.

    Pfizer Says Treatment's Study Had One Drug-Related Death

  • When the company recently announced preliminary findings of the study, it said tofacitinib was superior to a placebo in improving symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis among patients with active disease who hadn't responded well to certain other drugs for the condition.

    Pfizer Says Treatment's Study Had One Drug-Related Death

  • One of its more promising experimental drugs is tofacitinib, a potential new treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.

    Pfizer's Profit Rises 10% Amid Lower Costs

  • Pfizer is working to bring new drugs to market—including experimental cancer drug crizotinib and rheumatoid-arthritis drug tofacitinib—to offset some of the lost Lipitor revenue, but its sales are still expected to decline next year.

    Pfizer Profit Rises 5.5%

  • Those include experimental kidney cancer drug axitinib, lung cancer treatment crizotinib, tofacitinib for rheumatoid arthritis, Prevnar 13 in the U.S. and blood thinner Eloquis.

  • Pfizer's most promising experimental drugs are its apixaban blood thinner, tofacitinib for

    NYT > Home Page

  • Pfizer is banking on its experimental JAK inhibitor tofacitinib for RA to help offset declining sales from products that are losing patent protection, such as it top-selling cholesterol drug Lipitor.

    Reuters: Press Release

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