Humira to gain fifth indication?

November 21, 2007

Abbott Laboratories has received a positive opinion recommending approval of Humira (adalimumab) for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has granted Abbott Laboratories a positive opinion recommending approval of Humira (adalimumab) for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. If fully approved, psoriasis will be the fifth disease indication for Humira, after rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and Crohn's disease.

Abbott is also hoping for FDA approval for this indication.