Australian data do not support current pharmaceutical benefits scheme criteria for use of tumour necrosis factor-α inhibitors in ankylosing spondylitis

Schachna, L. & Brown, M. A. (2006) Australian data do not support current pharmaceutical benefits scheme criteria for use of tumour necrosis factor-α inhibitors in ankylosing spondylitis. Internal Medicine Journal, 36(11), pp. 755-756.

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Abstract

On the basis of local data, we write in support of the conclusions of Smith and Ahern that current Pharmaceu- tical Benefits Scheme (PBS) criteria for tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-a inhibitors in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are not evidence-based. 1 As a prerequisite to the appropriate use of biological therapy in AS, three aspects of the disease need to be defined: (i) diagnosis, (ii) activity and (iii) therapeutic failure (Table 1)....

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ID Code: 89478
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitor, ankylosing spondylitis, Australia, disease activity, disease marker, disease severity, drug indication, human, letter, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, priority journal, Antirheumatic Agents, Humans, Neoplasm Proteins, Pharmaceutical Services, Receptors, Tumor Necrosis Factor, Type II, Spondylitis, Ankylosing, Tumor Necrosis Factor Decoy Receptors
DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2006.01185.x
ISSN: 1444-0903
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Deposited On: 26 Oct 2015 00:39
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2016 02:02

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