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Is immunosuppressive or Biologic Therapy expensive to treat Rheumatoid Athritis?

Posted by Frog

I am in the process of applying for a Work visa for NZ and my medical has failed on the grounds that treatment such as immunosuppressive or Biologic Therapy is expensive and would pose a significant burden on the NZ Healthcare system. I have had the disease for approx 10 years and it is only active in my wrists and damage is ongoing albeit very slow. It has not affected any other joints.

Can you advise if these treatments can cost in excess of £10,000 over a four year period?

I would appreciate if you could get back to me today as I need to respond to my case officer asap.



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