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Taking a Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating Active Psoriatic Arthritis

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Taking a Multidisciplinary Approach to Treat Active Psoriatic Arthritis
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How can healthcare providers collaborate across specialties to treat people living with this chronic inflammatory condition?

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  • Overview

    Of the more than eight million Americans living with psoriasis, up to 30 percent of them may go on to develop psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Dr. Philip Mease and Dr. April Armstrong are here to walk us through how physicians can provide multidisciplinary care for people living with this chronic condition. We’ll also hear from them about a treatment option available to adults with active PsA.

    This promotional educational activity is brought to you by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and is not certified for continuing medical education. The consultants are paid speakers for Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The speakers are presenting on behalf of Janssen and must present information in compliance with FDA requirements applicable to Janssen.

    © Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2020 12/20 cp-187500v1

  • INDICATIONS

    TREMFYA® (guselkumab) is indicated for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy.

    TREMFYA® is indicated for the treatment of adults with active psoriatic arthritis.

  • IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

    CONTRAINDICATIONS

    TREMFYA® is contraindicated in patients with a history of serious hypersensitivity reaction to guselkumab or to any of the excipients.

    WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
    Hypersensitivity Reactions
    Serious hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, have been reported with postmarket use of TREMFYA®. Some cases required hospitalization. If a serious hypersensitivity reaction occurs, discontinue TREMFYA® and initiate appropriate therapy.

    Infections
    TREMFYA® may increase the risk of infection. Treatment with TREMFYA® should not be initiated in patients with a clinically important active infection until the infection resolves or is adequately treated.

    Consider the risks and benefits of treatment prior to prescribing TREMFYA® in patients with a chronic infection or a history of recurrent infection. Instruct patients receiving TREMFYA® to seek medical help if signs or symptoms of clinically important chronic or acute infection occur. If a patient develops a clinically important or serious infection, or is not responding to standard therapy, closely monitor and discontinue TREMFYA® until the infection resolves.

    Pre-Treatment Evaluation for Tuberculosis (TB)
    Evaluate patients for TB infection prior to initiating treatment with TREMFYA®. Initiate treatment of latent TB prior to administering TREMFYA®. Monitor patients for signs and symptoms of active TB during and after TREMFYA® treatment. Do not administer TREMFYA® to patients with active TB infection.

    Immunizations
    Prior to initiating TREMFYA®, consider completion of all age-appropriate immunizations according to current immunization guidelines. Avoid use of live vaccines in patients treated with TREMFYA®.

    ADVERSE REACTIONS
    Most common (≥1%) adverse reactions associated with TREMFYA® include upper respiratory infections, headache, injection site reactions, arthralgia, bronchitis, diarrhea, gastroenteritis, tinea infections, and herpes simplex infections.

    The overall safety profile observed in patients with psoriatic arthritis is generally consistent with the safety profile in patients with plaque psoriasis, with the addition of bronchitis and neutrophil count decreased.

    Please read the full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide for TREMFYA®. Provide the Medication Guide to your patients and encourage discussion.

    cp-82625v3

Programs 5/17/21