BMS to present abstracts from Orencia studies at American College of Rheumatology meeting

Meeting scheduled to take place from Saturday through Nov. 9

NEW YORK — Drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb will present 20 study abstracts at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago, the company said Thursday.

Bristol said that of those, 18 contain new data from studies of Orencia (abatacept) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis or lupus nephritis.

"The results presented at the American College of Rheumatology meeting reinforce Bristol-Myers Squibb's commitment to expanding our understanding of the efficacy and safety of Orencia and continuing to address the unmet needs of adult patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis," Bristol SVP global development and medical affairs Brian Daniels said.

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