Takeda’s Vedolizumab Better At Inducing Response In Ulcerative Colitis Than Crohn’s Disease
This article was originally published in Pharmaceutical Approvals Monthly
Though the initial effects were better in the GEMINI I study in ulcerative colitis than in the GEMINI II study in Crohn’s, the effects of the selective integrin antagonist became more evident by week 28 during the maintenance phase of that trial, researchers note in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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