Biologics are medicinal substances that are developed using biological processes. Biologics are often used to treat arthritis and psoriasis and as vaccines. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how biologics work, who should and shouldn't use them, side effects, and much more.
Biologics for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Biologics are a type of medication derived or synthesized from living biological organisms. They come in a wide variety of types and can help relieve arthritis symptoms. Learn more about the benefits and risks of biologics at WebMD.
Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis -- Treatment
Learn more from WebMD about conventional and alternative treatments for rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Biologic Medications for Psoriasis
The past decade has seen some promising advances in the treatment of psoriasis, specifically the use of biologic drugs. Learn more about how biologics work and how they are given.
Biologics for Inflammatory Arthritis
Understanding Arthritis Painkillers
Many medications that ease arthritis pain have the potential for health risks, but it’s important to know that the risks are quite low.
Your Treatment Options for RA
Ways to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA), control pain and inflammation, and slow joint damage.
Treating Your RA: Is It Time for a Biologic?
Learn about your options for rheumatoid arthritis treatment, including what your doctor looks for, and the benefits and alternatives to a biologic.
Biologics and RA: Risks and Rewards
Learn how biologics work to suppress an overactive immune system, and the benefits and side effects of using a biologic to treat your RA.
Side Effects of RA Biologics
Arthritis Foundation President John H. Klippel, MD, explains the side effects of RA biologic drugs.
RA and Biologics
Biologics stave off crippling RA symptoms in some patients.
Video: Starting Biologics for Psoriasis
How Do Biologics Work?
Did your doctor prescribe a biologic? Here’s what they do.