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Position statements: EULAR

The European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology (EULAR) is a European medical association focused on arthritis/rheumatism1

The EULAR PARE (people with arthritis/rheumatism across Europe) Representation Committee gathers representatives of rheumatic and musculoskeletal user groups around Europe to work together towards improving the quality of life for people in Europe living with these conditions2

EULAR (PARE) released an updated position paper in 2018 that supports the use of biosimilars in appropriate patients with rheumatic diseases3

“If so-called ‘naïve’ patients (patients who have not taken a biologic so far) should take a biologic, the less expensive biologic (either originator or biosimilar) can be used – as long as there are no contraindications, the patient has been informed and the decision is based on a shared decision between rheumatologist and patient”3“Overall, studies suggest that the one-time switch of therapy from the respective original product to its biosimilar has no effect on efficacy and safety3

Please refer to the INFLECTRA® Summary of Product Characteristics for full prescribing information

References:EULAR web site. About EULAR. Available at: Accessed May 2023.EULAR web site. EULAR PARE Representation Committee. Available at: Accessed May 2023.EULAR. Position Paper on Biosimilars. August 2018.
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