Retention Rate and Safety of Biosimilar CT-P13 in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Data from the Korean College of Rheumatology Biologics Registry

ConclusionLong-term data from patients with RA treated in routine clinical practice in Korea showed that CT-P13 had a comparable drug retention rate to reference infliximab, with similar efficacy and an acceptable safety profile.ClinicalTrials.gov identifierNCT01965132.
Source: BioDrugs - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

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