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Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2007 May;19(3):308-13.

The efficacy and tolerability of newer biologics in rheumatoid arthritis: best current evidence.

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  • 1Wolters Kluwer Health /Adis, Auckland, New Zealand.


(1) Biologics have had a tremendous impact on the management of rheumatoid arthritis.(2) Three new biologics have been approved or filed for approval for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in the last 2 years: abatacept, rituximab, and tocilizumab.(3) The utility of the newer biologics against the background of existing, well established biologics (infliximab, etanercept, adalimumab, and anakinra) has not been evaluated systematically.

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