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.
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|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|
|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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