Phase III PEMPHIX Study Shows Genentech’s Rituxan (rituximab) Superior to Mycophenolate Mofetil in Patients With Pemphigus Vulgaris

Genentech’s study reinforces efficacy and safety of Rituxan for treatment of PV, a rare autoimmune condition characterized by blistering of the skin and mucous membranes, showing that  40% of patients with pemphigus vulgaris (PV) achieved sustained complete remission, without the use of steroids for 16 weeks or more, when treated with Rituxan compared to 9.5% of patients on mycophenolate mofetil.

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