Abstract

New drugs in the pipeline for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases: what is coming?

Curr Opin Pharmacol. 2020 Nov 27;55:141-150. doi: 10.1016/j.coph.2020.10.015.Online ahead of print.

Ferdinando D'Amico 1, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet 2, Silvio Danese 3, Gionata Fiorino 4

 
     

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  • 1Department of Biomedical Sciences, Humanitas University, Pieve Emanuele, Milan, Italy; Department of Gastroenterology and Inserm NGERE U1256, University Hospital of Nancy, University of Lorraine, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France.
  • 2Department of Gastroenterology and Inserm NGERE U1256, University Hospital of Nancy, University of Lorraine, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France.
  • 3Department of Biomedical Sciences, Humanitas University, Pieve Emanuele, Milan, Italy; IBD Center, Department of Gastroenterology, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, IRCCS, Rozzano, Milan, Italy.
  • 4Department of Biomedical Sciences, Humanitas University, Pieve Emanuele, Milan, Italy; IBD Center, Department of Gastroenterology, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, IRCCS, Rozzano, Milan, Italy. Electronic address: gionataf@gmail.com.

Abstract

Over the past twenty years several biological drugs and the first small molecule have been approved for the treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). However, a large percentage of patients do not respond to therapies and the demand for new effective drugs is still an unmet need. The better understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms of disease has allowed to identify new therapeutic targets to block inflammatory pathways. To date, many emerging drugs have been developed and are being tested for both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease patients. Here, we summarize the efficacy and safety data of the most promising drugs that could soon enrich the therapeutic armamentarium of IBD patients.

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