[A17-18] Tofacitinib (rheumatoid arthritis) - Benefit assessment according to §35a Social Code Book V

Last updated 19.10.2017

Project no.:

Commission awarded on 27.04.2017 by the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA).

Report type:
Dossier assessment

Commission completed

Drug Assessment

Application field:
Muscles, bones and joints


Moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis in adult patients with insufficient response to prior treatment

Result of dossier assessment:

For 4 questions added benefit not proven. In one subgroup (patients with unfavourable prognosis pretreated once, ≤ 65 years) hint of lesser benefit versus adalimumab)


After completion of the assessment by IQWiG the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) conducts a commenting procedure. This may provide supplementary information and as a result lead to a modified benefit assessment. Further information and the decision on the early benefit assessment can be found on the relevant page of the G-BA website.

Accompanying information

Further information for consumers and patients is provided on IQWiG's health information website www.informedhealth.org.

Federal Joint Committee (G-BA)

2017-10-19 A G-BA decision was published.

G-BA documents on this decision


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