Study Compares Effectiveness of TNF Blockers in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

A study published by the American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits compares dose escalation patterns of patients treated with TNF blockers.

A new study comparing the dose escalation patterns of rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with adalimumab, etanercept, or infliximab found that etanercept users were significantly less likely to have a dose escalation. The study, published by the American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits, notes that dose escalation is associated with higher drug treatment costs and greater risk of adverse events.

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