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12 Key Facts about Infusion Reactions with Biologics

An infusion nurse talks about safety with Biologics One practical session at the 2012 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Scientific Meeting was a short talk on preventing infusion reactions presented by a nurse from Seattle, Christine Elliot. Ms. Elliot has supervised 15,000 rheumatological infusions in over a decade as an infusion nurse. She offered an overview...Continue reading      38 Comments » Read more

Consumer Reports’ Absurd Best Buy Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug List

RESPONSE TO Consumer Reports Health Best Buy Drugs; Evaluating Prescription Drugs Used to Treat the Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Biologics Warrior to Washington: Next week, I’m going to D.C. to make an oral presentation to the “Arthritis Advisory Committee” at a hearing about a new Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment, tofacitinib. I want you to know why...Continue reading      47 Comments » Read more

Are Biosimilars Justice in Competition for Biologics Like Enbrel?

The FDA definition of biosimilars and a pathway to approval Biosimilars are pharmaceuticals that are similar to biologics such as Enbrel and Humira, but not chemically identical as with generic drugs. If the unique molecules used to create a biologic (from living proteins) such as Enbrel are not cloned, but carefully imitated, they are considered “biosimilar.”...Continue reading      13 Comments » Read more

Predicting Response to Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy

The problem of varying responses to RA therapy If you’re following comments on the blog, Twitter, or Facebook, you might have noticed some patients recently have been told by their doctors that that likely don’t have RA because they have not responded well to TNF-a therapies. Sometimes, this comes after a few years of RA treatment. “My...Continue reading      12 Comments » Read more

Will the Next Frontier Be Rituxan?

I spent a couple of hours tonight searching for a Rituxan blog post I wrote a couple of weeks ago. Finally, I figured out there’s only one way to make it come out of hiding – write it over again. (Murphy always lurks, but we can outsmart him.) Working my way toward Rituxan You know that life...Continue reading      51 Comments » Read more

Juvenile Arthritis Treatment Guidelines Adopted by ACR

Parents of children with juvenile forms of Rheumatoid Arthritis have tough decisions to make. They must consider possible risks of medical treatments like TNF-a without comfortable long-term safety records. Families weigh the risks against almost certain damage, disability, and deformity that the disease can bring. Rheumatologists who advise families with these decisions got some help...Continue reading      9 Comments » Read more

Recent Biologics Commercials by Amgen & Abbott Hit New Notes

Abbott’s commercials feature destruction of pianos and bicycles Commercials for Biologics like Enbrel and Humira have come a long way in the last two years. Could our perspective be having an impact on marketers? I don’t know. But the new Abbott ads are remarkable compared to the old baloney. The new message: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can mean more...Continue reading      21 Comments » Read more
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