From this CPD module on biological medicines, including biosimilars, you will learn:
- What these medicines are and how they differ
- The safety concerns that surround this class of medicine
- About the pharmacist's role in provision of biosimilars.
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Biological medicines have become well established in clinical use over recent decades. They are most commonly used for the treatment of serious and chronic conditions, such as:
- chronic kidney disease
- rheumatoid arthritis
- inflammatory bowel disease
Biological medicines include hormones, enzymes, clotting factors, antibodies, vaccines, and advanced therapies such as cell, gene and tissue therapy products.
Biological medicines contain active substances from a biological source, such as proteins from living organisms. The development of biological
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