Healio Rheumatology


The following articles appeared in the print edition of HEALIO RHEUMATOLOGY.

Table of Contents

Prescription Opioids Decrease by Almost 30%

FUTURE 3: Self-administered Cosentyx Safe, Efficacious in PsA

FUTURE 5: Subcutaneous Cosentyx Effective Against PsA at Week 24

Experts Suggest Trump Declare Opioid Epidemic a ‘National Emergency’

One-third of Patients With PsA Report Barriers to Biologic Access

TNF Inhibitors Effective in AS, PsA Over 3-year Period

Cimzia Labeling Change Addresses Concerns for Use During Pregnancy

Women With RA, Psoriasis at Increased CV Risk

Cover Story

Spread of Vector-borne Diseases, Associated Arthralgias, a Concern For Rheumatologists

Drug Pipeline

FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee Votes in Favor of Olumiant 2 mg for RA

FDA Advisory Committees Back CV Safety of Celebrex for OA, RA

Samsung Bioepis, AbbVie settle Lawsuit Over Humira Biosimilar

FDA Declines Proposed Rituxan, Herceptin Biosimilars From Celltrion

Filgotinib for RA Improves Patient-Reported Quality of Life

Sandoz Obtains Positive CHMP Opinion for Remicade Biosimilar


The Rheumatology-Infectious Disease Clinic: A Much Needed Addition to Interprofessional Rheumatologic Care

Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

Education Lab

Ace the Case: A 72-Year-Old Woman With Several Weeks of Pain and Stiffness in Her Shoulders, Neck, and Pelvic Region


Concerns Over Nonmedical Switching of Biologics Spur Physician Guidelines

In the Journals

MRI-detected Erosions Do Not Specify RA

Tai Chi Improves Fibromyalgia Pain

Reproductive, Hormonal Factors Linked to Knee OA Risk in Women

Smaller, Shorter Trials, More Flexibility Needed for Lupus Treatment Development

Long-term Humira Sustains Improvements in Axial Spondyloarthritis

Meeting News

Controversy Persists for Palindromic Rheumatism: RA Precursor or Distinct Entity?

Ease New Medicare Beneficiary Card Transition Through Staff Education

VIDEO: Despite ‘Revolutionary’ Potential for Health Care, Biologics Remain Costly, Limited Availability

VIDEO: Coding Awareness Critical to Success in ‘New World Order’ of Value-Based Health Care

VIDEO: Rheumatologists Need ‘a Seat at the Table’ in Patient Care Discussions With Payers

Independent Rheumatologists Must ‘Find Harmony’ With Payers

Q&A With Healio Rheumatology

Vitamin D Supplementation Not Ready for Prime Time in Rheumatic Diseases

Trend Watch

Experts Express Concerns About FDA Precertification Program for Health Apps

ACR Disappointed by CMS Final Rule on Essential Health Benefits