Novartis psoriasis drug tops J&J's Stelara in late-stage study

December 12, 2014 7:09 AM

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ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis said on Friday its experimental psoriasis drug Cosentyx was better at clearing the rough skin patches associated with the disease than Johnson & Johnson's Stelara.

Results of the late-stage Phase IIIb study involving 679 patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis found those taking Cosentyx achieved clear or almost clear skin after 16 weeks of treatment.

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