Patients in France who started secukinumab therapy further from the launch of secukinumab were more likely to receive it as a first- or second-line therapy than patients who started treatment shortly after its launch, and had a higher retention rate when used as a first line treatment.

This study reported the overall retention of secukinumab in daily practice in the period following its approval in France was approximately 59% at 1 year in axSpA patients. The aim of this study was to determine whether OSI were predictive of secukinumab retention at 1 year.