Roche seeks FDA approval of RA drug Actemra

Roche has filed its cutting-edge rheumatoid arthritis drug Actemra for FDA approval. That's a key milestone for the antibody therapy, the first that promises to control the inflammatory response mechanism by inhibiting the interleukin-6 receptor. Most current therapies are anti-TNFs. Actemra was developed by Japan's Chugai, which is owned by Roche.

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