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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.