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* These recommendations were developed by the EULAR Task Force on April 9, 2013; the exact wording is subject to change during the manuscript development process. The Task Force included Prof. Smolen, the chair; Dr.Landewé, the epidemiologist; rheumatologists from across Europe; patients; a health economist; and an infectious disease expert. The recommendations were based on three systematic literature reviews: one on synthetic DMARDs, one on biologic DMARD and one on safety issues related to treatment.
1. EULAR 2013 Rheumatoid Arthritis Management Recommendations, EULAR Data on File, 2013.
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