Rheumatoid ArthritisTreatment

What You Need To Know about RA Biosimilars


The basics about Biologics, part 1

The basics about Biologics, part 2

What are biosimilars?

Some differences, same therapeutic effect

One kind of biosimilar classification

A second kind of biosimilar classification

Biosimilars mean more options

The cost of biosimilars

Side effects of biosimilars

A time for Biologics, a time for biosimilars

Naming the medication

Substitution vs. switching

Biosimilars in Europe and the U.S.

Current U.S. outlook

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.