FDA accepts application for new Humira biosimilar

January 16, 2018
Sandoz announced that the FDA has accepted a biologics license application for a proposed biosimilar of the anti-inflammatory drug adalimumab, known…

CreakyJoints publishes first patient-centered OA guidelines

January 16, 2018
CreakyJoints — an online, non-profit community for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and related conditions…
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ACR/EULAR identify 40 candidate criteria for SLE classification

January 16, 2018
The first phase of drafting new classification criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus, undertaken by the American College of Rheumatology and…
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Anti-TNF therapy effective against juvenile enthesitis-related arthritis

January 15, 2018
Anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy demonstrated greater benefits and clinical outcomes compared with conventional synthetic disease-modifying…
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Consensus treatment plans streamline therapy, outcomes for pediatric rheumatic diseases

January 15, 2018
Consensus treatment plans can help reduce variation in treatment approaches, identify effective treatment strategies and standardize outcomes for…
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Total joint arthroplasty more common in Ontario than New York

January 12, 2018
Patients in Ontario, Canada, demonstrated a higher rate of total knee and hip arthroplasty when compared with patients in New York, according to…
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Lateral projection BMD increased in ankylosing spondylitis

January 11, 2018
Lateral projection spinal bone mineral density increased over a period of 5 years in multiple locations along the spine, among patients with…

ACP ‘strongly opposes’ enforcing work requirements for Medicaid

January 11, 2018
ACP emphasized its strong opposition to restricting access to health care coverage through Medicaid based on employment status. The Trump…
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VIDEO: Loading dose of secukinumab affects outcomes in PsA

January 11, 2018
Secukinumab may be an effective treatment for patients with psoriatic arthritis, according to findings presented at the American College of…
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Single question may predict risk for opioid misuse

January 11, 2018
A single question that assessed pain catastrophizing — which researchers said was “an exaggerated negative reaction or response to pain…
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Long-term remission infrequent in mixed connective tissue disease

January 11, 2018
Data published in Arthritis Research and Therapy suggest that mixed connective tissue disease is a relatively stable disease with infrequent periods…
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FDA denies Amneal request to block approvals of generic Forteo

January 10, 2018
The FDA has rejected Amneal Pharmaceuticals’ citizen petition to refrain from approving any abbreviated new drug applications for generic…
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VIDEO: Therapeutic targets for spondyloarthropathies include IL-17, JAK

January 10, 2018
One of the hottest topics at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting was new data on therapeutic targets in the treatment of…
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VIDEO: Arthritis Foundation strives to 'revolutionize care' through patient engagement

January 10, 2018
SAN DIEGO — At the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Guy Eakin, PhD, and Suzanne Schrandt, JD, highlighted recent Arthritis…
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Black patients less likely to receive knee replacement, despite worse symptoms

January 9, 2018
Despite exhibiting worse pain and function at baseline, black patients are less likely to receive total knee replacement than white patients…

Expanding clinic huddles to other staff members reduces burnout, identifies IT issues

January 9, 2018
While the idea of huddles has been utilized in primary care among clinicians and medical assistants for some time, recent research suggests that…

HHS nominee calls lowering drug prices one of his ‘top priorities’

January 9, 2018
Alex Azar II, President Donald J. Trump’s nominee to be the administration's second HHS secretary acknowledged that “all drug prices are…
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Screening prevents hip fractures in older women

January 9, 2018
Screening for fracture risk led to a statistically significant reduction in hip fractures among older women, according to data published in The
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Electronic medical records effective in assessing quality of gout care

January 9, 2018
Electronic medical records were effective in helping physicians analyze quality of care indicators for gout, and could lead to improved care and…
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Patients taking opioids for musculoskeletal conditions ‘highly satisfied’ with care

January 8, 2018
Patients who took opioids and had a self-reported diagnosis of chronic joint arthritis or pain, or whose treatment included a specific ICD-9-CM code…