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REMICADE(R) Becomes First Anti-TNF Biologic Therapy to Treat One Million Patients Worldwide
Date:11/6/2007

roid, an immunomodulator and primary nutrition therapy; or who are intolerant to or have contraindications for such therapies. REMICADE has been studied only in combination with conventional immunosuppressive therapy

REMICADE is available in an IV form. REMICADE is actually a powder to be reconstituted as a solution for IV infusion. Unlike self-administered therapies that require patients to inject themselves frequently, REMICADE is the only anti-TNF biologic administered directly by caregivers in the clinic or office setting. In RA (3 mg/kg), CD (5 mg/kg), PsA (5 mg/kg), UC (5 mg/kg), PCD (5 mg/kg), and PsO (5 mg/kg), REMICADE is a two-hour infusion administered every 8 weeks, following a standard induction regimen that requires treatment at weeks 0, 2 and 6. As a result, REMICADE patients may require as few as six treatments each year. In AS (5 mg/kg), REMICADE is a two-hour infusion administered every 6 weeks, following a standard induction regimen that requires treatment at weeks 0, 2 and 6.

Centocor discovered REMICADE and has exclusive marketing rights to the product in the United States.

Schering-Plough markets REMICADE in all countries outside of the United States, except in Japan, China and parts of the Far East. In China, Xian-Janssen markets REMICADE. In Japan and other parts of the Far East, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation markets the product.

Important Safety Information

There are reports of serious infections, including tuberculosis (TB), sepsis and pneumonia. Some of these infections have been fatal. Tell your doctor if you have had recent or past exposure to people with TB. Your doctor will evaluate you for TB and perform a TB test. If you have latent (inactive) TB, your doctor should begin TB treatment before you start REMICADE. REMICADE can lower your ability to fight infections, so if you are prone to or have a history of infections, or develop any signs of an infection such as fever, fatigue, cough, flu or warm,
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