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Abbott seeks approval for child arthritis drug
Matthew L. Brown
Abbott Laboratories Inc., which has a
research center in Worcester, has asked the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration for approval for an arthritis drug for use in children.
company is asking for the same approval from the European Medicines
Humira, would be used to fight juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. The
filing marks the first time Abbott has sought permission to market
Humira for use in children.
said testing during a 48-week trial showed Humira to be effective in
treating juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
is currently used to treat arthritis and Crohn's disease in adults.
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