Video lecture: Biologic therapies for inflammatory and autoimmune diseases

Dr. Chan explains how biologic therapy (mainly through monoclonal antibodies) is changing the present and future of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. He illustrates some examples of autoimmune diseases such as: multiple sclerosis, asthma, treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with etanercept, and others.

Scottish Medicines Consortium accepted Adalimumab (Humira) for adolescents that do not respond to other DMARDs

An excerpt from the Drug Advice issued by the Scottish Medicines Consortium on adalimumab (Humira): adalimumab (Humira)  is  accepted  for  restricted  use  in  NHS  Scotland,  in  combination  with methotrexate, for the treatment of active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis in adolescents aged 13-17  years  who  have  an  inadequate  response  to  one  or more  disease-modifying  anti-rheumatic drugs […]

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