GSK to skip regulatory submissions for experimental arthritis drug

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British drugmaker GSK said on Thursday it would not proceed with regulatory submissions for its investigational treatment for moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) after the drug failed to meet a key target in a study.

In a late-stage study, the antibody drug otilimab did not make a significant difference in improving joint swelling and tenderness for easier movement in patients who don’t had not responded to other forms of treatment before.

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« The limited efficacy demonstrated does not support an appropriate benefit/risk profile for otilimab as a potential treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, » the company said in a statement. (Reporting by Pushkala Aripaka in Bengaluru; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)


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