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Decade in review—clinical rheumatology

10 years of therapeutic advances in the rheumatic diseases

Nature Reviews Rheumatology volume 11, pages 628630 (2015) | Download Citation

In the past 10 years, the rheumatology community has seen an explosion in the number of new therapies licensed for use across the rheumatic diseases, many with outstanding clinical success. Here, the drugs and strategies that constitute landmarks in the management of rheumatic diseases are highlighted.

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Work in the author's laboratory is supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre, based at Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University, UK. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health. The author is grateful to T. Aspray and P. Conaghan for their insights whilst preparing thismanuscript.

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The author has been a member of advisory boards for Celltrion, Hospira, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer and Roche.

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