Rheumatoid Arthritis

Biologics: What Are They, and Are They Right for You?

Doctor explaining biologics to a patient.

Doctor giving medical advice to a patient.

What are biologics, anyway?

Senior man blowing out candles on a birthday cake.

Is it true biologics are really toxic and dangerous?

Hand holding up three fingers.

Can’t I just take regular RA medications?

Woman using an injection pen to inject a biologic.

What’s the best way to administer biologics? Infusion or injection?

Time passing through hourglass and calendar.

How long before biologics start to work?

One red apple in a bunch of green apples.

There are so many biologics to choose from. Which one is best?

Woman with a headache.

What can I expect in terms of side effects?

Lene  Andersen, MSW

Lene Andersen, MSW


Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. Lene (pronounced Lena) has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since she was four years old and uses her experience to help others with chronic illness. She has written several books, including Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain, and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain, as well as the award-winning blog, The Seated View.

Lene serves on HealthCentral's Health Advocates Advisory Board, and is a Social Ambassador for the RAHealthCentral on Facebook page, She is also one of HealthCentral's Live Bold, Live Now heroes — watch her incredible journey of living with RA.