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Novartis reports long-term efficacy data for Cosentyx in psoriasis

17th July 2017

Novartis has reported new clinical data showing the sustained efficacy and safety offered by Cosentyx in the treatment of psoriasis.

Positive five-year efficacy and safety results have been presented from a phase III long-term extension study in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, showing the drug is able to deliver almost clear or completely clear skin in the majority of patients.

Data from this study will be presented at a key medical congress in the second half of 2017, with the positive five-year phase III results set to represent a key milestone in assessing long-term benefits of the treatment.

Vas Narasimhan, global head of drug development and chief medical officer at Novartis, said: "With the first data from a pivotal trial with five years of follow-up, Cosentyx continues to demonstrate it can provide what psoriasis patients want – a life with clear skin."

Recent label updates announced for Cosentyx in Europe have demonstrated the long-term superiority of Cosentyx versus Stelara in moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, on the basis of 52-week data from the CLEAR study.

This has allowed the availability of the drug – which was originally launched in 2015 – to be expanded to include the treatment of moderate-to-severe scalp psoriasis.

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