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Evaluation of abatacept administered subcutaneously in adults with active rheumatoid arthritis: impact of withdrawal and reintroduction on immunogenicity, efficacy and safety (phase Iiib ALLOW study)
  1. Jeffrey Kaine1,
  2. Geoffrey Gladstein2,
  3. Ingrid Strusberg3,
  4. Manuel Robles4,
  5. Ingrid Louw5,
  6. Sheila Gujrathi6,
  7. Ramesh Pappu6,
  8. Ingrid Delaet6,
  9. Miranda Pans6,
  10. Charles Ludivico7
  1. 1Sarasota Arthritis Research Center, Sarasota, Florida, USA
  2. 2New England Research Associates, Trumbull, Connecticut, Massachusetts, USA
  3. 3Instituto Reumatológico Strusberg, Córdoba, Argentina
  4. 4Centro Médico Toluca, Metepec, México
  5. 5Panorama Medical Centre, Western Cape, South Africa
  6. 6Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
  7. 7East Penn Rheumatology Associates, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jeffrey Kaine, Sarasota Arthritis Research Center, 1945 Versailles Street #101, Sarasota, FL 34239, USA; jkainemd{at}gmail.com

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  • Funding This study was sponsored and editorial support funded by Bristol-Myers Squibb.

  • Competing interests JK has received research grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer, Abbott, Vertex, Astra Zeneca, Chelsea, Lilly, Roche, Centocor, Merck, Amgen, UCB, Aventis and has participated in speakers' bureaux for Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and UCB. GG has received research grants from Pfizer, Genentech, Roche, Forest, Cephalon, Regeneron, Centocor, Bristol-Myers Squibb and New England Research Associates, has participated in a speakers' bureau for Bristol-Myers Squibb and has received consulting fees from Bristol-Myers Squibb. IS has received consulting fees and honoraria from, and has participated in a speakers' bureau for, Bristol-Myers Squibb. MR and IL have no competing interests to declare. CL has received clinical research grants from, and has participated in speakers' bureaux for, Bristol-Myers Squibb. SG, RP, ID and MP are full-time employees of, and stockholders in, Bristol-Myers Squibb.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by Institutional Review Board/Independent Ethics Committee and informed consent was given by patients.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Funding This study was sponsored and editorial support funded by Bristol-Myers Squibb.

  • Competing interests JK has received research grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer, Abbott, Vertex, Astra Zeneca, Chelsea, Lilly, Roche, Centocor, Merck, Amgen, UCB, Aventis and has participated in speakers' bureaux for Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and UCB. GG has received research grants from Pfizer, Genentech, Roche, Forest, Cephalon, Regeneron, Centocor, Bristol-Myers Squibb and New England Research Associates, has participated in a speakers' bureau for Bristol-Myers Squibb and has received consulting fees from Bristol-Myers Squibb. IS has received consulting fees and honoraria from, and has participated in a speakers' bureau for, Bristol-Myers Squibb. MR and IL have no competing interests to declare. CL has received clinical research grants from, and has participated in speakers' bureaux for, Bristol-Myers Squibb. SG, RP, ID and MP are full-time employees of, and stockholders in, Bristol-Myers Squibb.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by Institutional Review Board/Independent Ethics Committee and informed consent was given by patients.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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