Facts and Figures
- Biosimilars are usually cheaper than the biologic drug to which they are similar by about 30% to 40%.
- Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors (TNFi or anti-TNF) drugs are known as biologic drugs. They are large molecules made from living cells.
- On average, 80% of HLA-B27 positive children born to a parent suffering with AS who is also HLA-B27 positive are likely to remain unaffected by AS.
- Obese and overweight patients have a lower response rate to TNF Inhibitors. For those patients, losing weight may improve the response rate.