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PsA patients experienced visible improvements in skin symptoms seen as early as month 1, and sustained out to year 11-4PASI75 was achieved as early as 1 month and sustained through year 11-4,aOPAL Broaden in csDMARD-IR patients2

The OPAL Broaden study was not designed to provide head-to-head comparative efficacy data vs Humira® and should not be interpreted as evidence of superiority or noninferiority.2


P≤0.05 vs placebo1,3P<0.001 vs placebo1,3Statistically significant vs placebo at P≤0.05 as per the prespecified step-down procedure for type I error control within the ACR20 time course.2All time points measured were secondary endpoints.2PASI75 was defined as a ≥75% improvement from baseline in PASI score. Patients were included in these analyses if they had >3% body surface area affected and PASI >0 at baseline.2​​​​​​​Numbers of patients with >3% body surface area and PASI >0 at baseline were: 82 (XELJANZ 5 mg BID), 82 (placebo), 77 (Humira® 40 mg SC q 2 wk).2
Adapted from Mease et al, 2017.
OPAL Broaden Study Design

A 12-month, randomized, multicenter, double-blind trial in which 422 patients with PsA who had an inadequate response to at least one csDMARD and were TNFi-naïve received either XELJANZ 5 mg BID, XELJANZ 10 mg BID, Humira® 40 mg SC q 2 wk, or placebo. At month 3, all patients randomized to placebo treatment were advanced in a blinded fashion to either XELJANZ 5 mg BID or XELJANZ 10 mg BID. Primary endpoints were ACR20 response and the change in HAQ-DI at month 3.2

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ACR=American College of Rheumatology; BID=twice a day; csDMARD=conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drug; HAQ-DI=Health Assessment Questionnaire–Disability Index; IR=inadequate responder; PASI=psoriasis area and severity index; PsA=psoriatic arthritis; q 2 wk=every 2 weeks; SC=subcutaneous; TNFi=tumor necrosis factor inhibitor.

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References:Data on file. Pfizer Inc., New York, NY.Mease P, Hall S, FitzGerald O, et al. Tofacitinib or adalimumab versus placebo for psoriatic arthritis. N Engl J Med. 2017;377(16):1537-1550.Mease P, Hall S, FitzGerald O, et al. Tofacitinib or adalimumab versus placebo for psoriatic arthritis [supplementary appendix]. N Engl J  Med. 2017;377(16):1537-1550.Merola JF et al. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2020; doi: 10.1111/jdv.16433.

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XELJANZ should only be used if no suitable treatment alternatives are available in patients: 
  • with history of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease or other cardiovascular risk factors (such as current or past, long-time smokers) 
  • with malignancy risk factors (e.g. current malignancy or history of malignancy) 
  • who are 65 years of age and older. 

See PI for details, Section 4.4 Special Warnings and Precautions for Use: Mortality; Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events (including Myocardial Infarction); Thrombosis; Malignancy and Lymphoproliferative Disorder (excluding Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer [NMSC]); Skin Cancer and Use in the Elderly. 

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PBS Information: Authority required for the treatment of adults with severe active rheumatoid arthritis and for adults with severe psoriatic arthritis and for adults with moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis. Refer to the PBS Schedule for full authority information. This product is not listed on the PBS for juvenile idiopathic arthritis, juvenile psoriatic arthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis.

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