Shingles Vaccine is Now Available to Those on Biologic Medications

Shingles Vaccine is Now Available to Those on Biologic Medications

By Spondylitis Association of America

Biologic medications can play an important role for those living with spondyloarthritis. They may slow the progression of the disease, treat joint/spinal arthritic pain, and can generally alleviate many symptoms. However, like all medications, they have drawbacks for those taking them - one being that patients on biologics can’t receive live vaccines - including, until very recently, the Shingles vaccine.

FDA Approves SIMPONI ARIA for Ankylosing Spondylitis and Psoriatic Arthritis

By Spondylitis Association of America

On October 20th, 2017 Janssen Biotech, Inc. announced that the FDA has approved SIMPONI ARIA (IV administered golimumab) for the treatment of adults with active ankylosing spondylitis (AS) or active psoriatic arthritis (PsA.)

The Correlation Between BMI and TNF Inhibitor Response in Ankylosing Spondylitis

The Correlation Between BMI and TNF Inhibitor Response in Ankylosing Spondylitis

By Spondylitis Association of America

One of the larger challenges involved in treating ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is the varying effects of, and responses to, available medications. Currently, Tumor Necrosis Factors (TNF) inhibitors are the standard of care for most patients with moderate to severe AS, and, as with any form of organic medication, their effectiveness can be influenced by various biological factors.

Spondylitis Association of America Announces Selection of New CEO/ED

By Spondylitis Association of America

VAN NUYS, CA (September 19, 2017) – The Board of Directors of the Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) has announced that it has selected Cassie Shafer as the new Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director, effective Sept. 18, 2017.

Get Involved in SAA’s “Think Spondylitis” Awareness Campaign!

Get Involved in SAA’s “Think Spondylitis” Awareness Campaign!

By Spondylitis Association of America

Have you ever met a doctor who was uninformed about spondylitis?

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