SMC recommendation of self-injection formulation of abatacept

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has announced that abatacept solution for subcutaneous injection (Orencia® SC) has been accepted for use within NHS Scotland, in combination with methotrexate (MTX), as a first-line biologic agent for adults with severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA), after failure with conventional disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs).
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