HAYWARD, Calif., June 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ANTH), a biopharmaceutical company focused on advancing the development and commercialization of innovative medicines that benefit patients with unmet medical needs, today announced that additional data from its Phase 2b PEARL-SC study will be presented in a poster at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Annual European Congress of Rheumatology in Rome, Italy.
As part of a guided poster tour on June 6th, 2015, Dr. Michelle Petri, Director of the Hopkins Lupus Center at Johns Hopkins University, will present breaking data on the impact of treatment with blisibimod on patient-reported fatigue and improvement in disease biomarkers.
"Effects of Blisibimod, an Inhibitor of B Cell Activating Factor, on Patient Reported Outcomes and Disease Activity in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus"
Treatment with blisibimod was associated with statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvements in patient-reported fatigue, as measured by the FACIT-fatigue scale, over a similar time course as the SRI and SLE biomarker response rates. These effects were most evident at the highest dose of blisibimod (200mg QW). The FACIT-fatigue scale is a measure of health-related quality of life with a specific focus on fatigue, tiredness and weakness. For more information on the CHABLIS-SC1 trial, please visit https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01395745?term=chablis&rank=1.
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