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Received: 29 December 2017
Accepted: 18 June 2018
First Online: 27 July 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was conducted in compliance with the provisions of the Declaration of Helsinki and the International Conference on Harmonization Good Clinical Practice Guidelines, and it was reviewed and approved by an institutional review board or independent ethics committee(s) at each of the participating investigational sites. All patients provided informed consent prior to undergoing any screening procedures.
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: SBC has received consulting fees from Amgen, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Coherus, Merck, Pfizer, and Sandoz and has received research grants from Amgen, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Coherus, Merck, and Pfizer. RA has received honoraria and research grants from Pfizer. HK has received consulting fees, speaking fees, and/or honoraria from AbbVie GK, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Eli Lilly Japan K.K., Janssen Pharmaceutical K.K., Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma, Novartis Pharma K.K., Pfizer Japan Inc., and Sanofi K.K. and has received research grants from AbbVie GK, Astellas Pharma Inc., Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Eisai Co. Ltd., Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma, and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. SCR has received research grants and consulting fees, speaking fees, and/or honoraria from Pfizer Inc. TH has no competing interests to disclose. KS and SS are employees of Hexal AG, a Sandoz company. MIR, RP, and KLS are full-time employees of and declare having stock holdings and/or stock options from Pfizer Inc. SYH and CI were employees of and had stock holdings and/or stock options from Pfizer Inc. at the time of the study.
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