What are Biosimilars?
Written By: Angus Worthing MD In case you missed it, a new kind of medicine recently arrived in rheumatology clinic: the biosimilar. What exactly is a biosimilar? Well, you may know what biologics are [...]
Bristol-Myers Squibb’s ORENCIA (abatacept) Receives FDA Approval for Treatment of Active Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) in Adults
ORENCIA is now approved for the treatment of three autoimmune diseases: Adult Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) Adult Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) NEW Psoriatic arthritis (Ps [...]
ARISE INFUSION THERAPY SERVICES: Now Infusing Ocrevus(Ocrelizumab)
ARISE INFUSION THERAPY SERVICES Now Infusing Ocrevus (Ocrelizumab) For Relapsing and Primary Progressive Forms of Multiple Sclerosis Wheaton, MD Arise Infusion is pleased to now offer a major advancem [...]
What are the biologics?
Biologics are drug therapies which are designed to specifically target and inhibit a part of the immune system which is over-active. This type of therapy allows for more powerful and focused treatment [...]
What diseases do biologics treat?
The most common forms of autoimmune diseases are Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis. Many biologics including Remicade, Rixtuxan, Actemra and Orencia are indicated to treat moderate to sever [...]
How are biologics administered?
Biologics are usually given by self injection or by intravenous infusion. In cases where the medications are given in an infusion center, the length of time it takes to receive the medication can rang [...]