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New Data on Patient-Reported Improvements in Quality of Life Measures and Other Clinical Responses in Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Taking Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol) Highlighted at American College of Rheumatology Meeting
Date:11/7/2011

ATLANTA, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB, a leading biopharmaceutical company at the forefront of immunology treatment and research, is proud to sponsor several key sets of Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol) data at the American College of Rheumatology's 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago, November 5-9. The data sets include new findings on patient-reported improvements in quality of life measures, including work and household productivity, in patients taking Cimzia®, as well as other clinical response measures.  

"The inability to participate in everyday activities, like daily chores or preparing dinner, is a source of frustration for many rheumatoid arthritis patients," said Kathleen Bos, MD, Vice President, U.S. Medical Affairs, UCB, Inc. "The new data presented at ACR demonstrate that patients treated with Cimzia® experienced improvements in work and household productivity—two significant measures of a patient's overall quality of life."

Cimzia is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Serious and sometimes fatal side effects have been reported with CIMZIA, including tuberculosis (TB), bacterial sepsis, invasive fungal infections (such as histoplasmosis), and infections due to other opportunistic pathogens (such as Legionella or Listeria). Patients should be closely monitored for the signs and symptoms of infection during and after treatment with CIMZIA. Lymphoma and other malignancies also have been reported in children and adolescents.  CIMZIA is not indicated for use in pediatric patients.

Following is a guide to Cimzia posters and other UCB-sponsored research being exhibited during ACR. Posters will be presented at various times from Sunday, November 6-Tuesday, November 8, 2011.

  • Efficacy, Safety, and Improvements in Work Productivity and Daily Activities with Certolizumab Pegol (CZP) After
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