In the Journals

Infection risk similar for TNF inhibitors plus methotrexate, triple therapy in RA

September 3, 2019
Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, there is no substantial difference in the risk for any serious infection, including bacterial infection or…
Round Tables

Women with chronic inflammatory diseases remain poorly informed of reproductive issues

August 30, 2019
Women of childbearing age with rheumatic diseases worldwide fail to receive appropriate information about the family planning and pregnancy…

Synthetic opioid crisis requires innovative action

August 29, 2019
Synthetic opioids like fentanyl “kill on a scale that is unprecedented among illegal drugs,” according to a new report conducted by the…

CDC: Opioid deaths declining

August 29, 2019
CDC data show opioid deaths dropped 4.6% overall during a 12-month period that encompassed 2017 and 2018, but there was an 11.1% increase in opioid
Breaking News

‘Not your mother’s marijuana’: Surgeon General issues warning about drug’s harms

August 29, 2019
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, issued an advisory to raise awareness — especially among pregnant women and youth — of the harms…
In the Journals

Hypertension, preeclampsia mediate adverse pregnancy outcomes in RA, SLE, psoriasis

August 29, 2019
Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and psoriasis, the presence of hypertension or preeclampsia accounts for…
In the Journals

Drinking alcohol linked to spinal structural damage in axial SpA

August 28, 2019
Alcohol consumption is significantly associated with spinal structural progression in patients with axial spondyloarthritis, according to data…
In the JournalsPerspective

EULAR: MMR, herpes zoster vaccines permitted with immunosuppressive therapies

August 28, 2019
EULAR recommendations now state that vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella, as well as herpes zoster, may be considered with caution in adult…
In the Journals

Follow-up by same physician, injectable drugs linked to better patient experience

August 27, 2019
Consistent follow-up visits with the same physician and treatment with subcutaneous or IV drugs are associated with better patient-reported…
Guidelines

Guide ‘emphasizes facts, not falsehoods’ about CBD use

August 27, 2019
Americans for Safe Access recently issued the Patient’s Guide to CBD to provide background on cannabidiol and recommendations regarding its…
In the Journals

Cyclic teriparatide, denosumab administration benefits cortical BMD in osteoporosis

August 27, 2019
Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who received a regimen of three separate, 6-month cycles of daily teriparatide followed by one subcutaneous…
Meeting News

Uncontrolled gout more likely to lead to chronic kidney disease, diabetes

August 27, 2019
ORLANDO — Patients with uncontrolled gout are more likely to develop chronic kidney disease, diabetes and heart disease compared with those…

Amgen to acquire Otezla, pending Celgene merger

August 26, 2019
Amgen has entered into an agreement with Celgene to acquire worldwide rights to Otezla for $13.4 billion in cash, or approximately $11.2 billion, net…
FDA News

FDA expands Taltz approval for ankylosing spondylitis

August 26, 2019
The FDA has extended approval for ixekizumab injection 80 mg/mL to treat adults with ankylosing spondylitis – or radiographic axial…
Meeting News

Rheumatology nurses' voices key to passing step therapy reform

August 26, 2019
ORLANDO — Testimony and letters from rheumatology nurses have been instrumental in helping to pass step therapy reform in 26 states across the…
Feature

Court ruling upholds Enbrel patent claim, blocks biosimilar rivals

August 23, 2019
A U.S. District Court judge has ruled in favor of Amgen in its lawsuit against Novartis’ Sandoz, which claimed patent infringement on its…
In the JournalsPerspective

ACR cautions against mandated biosimilar switching for AS, axSpA

August 22, 2019
Adults with active ankylosing spondylitis despite treatment with a first TNF-inhibitor, as well as those with stable disease receiving an originator…
In the JournalsPerspective

Buprenorphine for opioid dependence may improve treatment adherence for depression

August 22, 2019
Patients receiving buprenorphine for treatment of opioid use disorder were more likely to use medications for unrelated, chronic conditions like…
Meeting NewsVideo

APOL1 variant gene may explain lupus outcome disparities between black, white patients

August 22, 2019
HILTON HEAD, S.C. — A variant of the apolipoprotein L gene could help explain why patients of African ancestry with lupus typically experience…
Meeting News

PBMs blamed for step therapy, nonmedical switching, other restrictions on patients

August 21, 2019
ORLANDO — The current role of pharmacy benefit managers as “controllers” in the center of the prescription drug market has been…