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European Commission approves Hulio (adalimumab biosimilar)for all indications of the reference drug.- Mylan + Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics.

The European commission (EC) has granted marketing authorization to Mylan and Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics for Hulio, a biosimilar to...

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FDA approves subcutaneous Actemra for patients 2 years and older with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Genentech/Roche

Genentech,has announced that the FDA has approved the subcutaneous (SC) formulation of Actemra (tocilizumab) for the treatment of active systemic...

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FDA approves Actemra for systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis.- Genentech.

Genentech announced that the FDA has approved the subcutaneous (SC) formulation of Actemra (tocilizumab) for the treatment of active systemic...

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Psoriasis

Psoriasis

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Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) Lab Assessment

Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) Lab Assessment

Discover an overview of hypophosphatasia and details required to facilitate the timely and accurate detection of low alkaline phosphatase.

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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

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Guidelines

2018 update of the EULAR recommendations for the management of Behçet’s syndrome

These updated, evidence-based recommendations are intended to help physicians caring for patients with BS.

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EULAR recommendations for the use of imaging in large vessel vasculitis in clinical practice

These are the first EULAR recommendations providing up-to-date guidance for the role of imaging in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with (suspected) LVV.

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Lyme disease

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing Lyme disease. It aims to raise awareness of when Lyme disease should be suspected and ensure that people have prompt and consistent diagnosis and treatment.

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Journal articles

The Effect of Lesinurad in Combination With Allopurinol on Serum Uric Acid Levels in Patients With Gout.

The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of lesinurad, a selective uric acid uptake inhibitor, alone and in combination with the xanthine oxidase inhibitor allopurinol, on serum uric acid and urinary urate excretion in patients with...

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Lesinurad in combination with allopurinol: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in patients with gout with inadequate response to standard of care (the multinational CLEAR 2 study).

Objectives: Determine the efficacy and safety of daily lesinurad (200 or 400 mg orally) added to allopurinol in patients with serum uric acid (sUA) above target in a 12-month, randomised, phase III trial.

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Cause-specific mortality in patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

Objective: This retrospective cohort study evaluated the risk and leading causes of mortality in patients with PsO/PsA.

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Clinical trials

Study of Cingal™ for the Relief of Knee Osteoarthritis Compared to Triamcinolone Hexacetonide

This is a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, parallel group, active comparator controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a single injection of Cingal for the relief of joint pain in subjects with OA of the knee.

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A Study of Ixekizumab (LY2439821) in TNF Inhibitor Experienced Participants With Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis (COAST-W)

The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ixekizumab in tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor-experienced participants with radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (rad-axSpA).

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A Study to Compare ABT-494 Monotherapy to Methotrexate Monotherapy in Subjects With Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Who Have Not Previously Taken Methotrexate (SELECT-EARLY)

This is a randomized, double-blind study comparing ABT-494 monotherapy to Methotrexate (MTX) monotherapy in MTX-naïve subjects with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis.

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Blog Posts

Alex Keen

EULAR 2018 – Biosimilars: the future of rheumatology?

Posted 4 months ago

EULAR's Annual European Congress of Rheumatology aims to encourage innovation and collaboration across all aspects of rheumatology, something that is particularly well illustrated by biologics and their more affordable counterpart, biosimilars. Could they unlock the door to accessible, life-changing treatment for millions more?

Lauren McCracken

EAACI hot topics: Allergen specific immunotherapy (AIT)

Posted 4 months ago

When should AIT be used to treat your patients with allergies? Is it right for every allergy? And do we really know the long-term effects of this treatment? This blog highlights some of the talking points surrounding AIT discussed at this year’s EAACI Congress.

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

Posted 3 years ago

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover. That much is true, but it's also common sense not to judge a book by measuring the whiteness of its pages, or the amount of hamsters you can place on it. So why do we measure the fabulous NHS with nonsense metrics?

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10 minute consultation: Plantar heel pain

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