Meeting News

Opioids’ negative consequences extend to patients with migraine, expert says

July 14, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The benefits of prescribing opioids to patients with migraines usually do not outweigh the risk, a past president of the…

$1.4 billion lawsuit, largest against opioid manufacturer, settles before trial

July 12, 2019
A lawsuit filed against London-based Reckitt Benckiser Group plc was recently settled for $1.4 billion, the largest settlement to date against an…
Origin Stories

All the President's Secrets: John F. Kennedy and Addison's disease

July 12, 2019
It is no secret that America, like so many other countries and cultures, has long been obsessed with vitality and youth. It is easy to think that…
In the JournalsPerspective

Positive framing improves patients’ willingness to switch to biosimilar

July 11, 2019
Although patients express concerns regarding the safety and efficacy of biosimilars, physicians can improve willingness to switch to a biosimilar by…
In the Journals

Greater hip BMD gains seen with denosumab vs. teriparatide after long-term bisphosphonate use

July 11, 2019
Long-term bisphosphonate users who switched to the human monoclonal antibody denosumab experienced a gain in hip bone mineral density in the first…
Meeting News

Opioid use among patients with migraine ‘alarmingly high’

July 11, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Opioid use continues to be “major issue” in adults with migraine, despite practices discouraging patients from using…
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Social media for physicians: Composing a tweet

July 11, 2019
On average, about 6,000 tweets are sent every second, equating to more than 350,000 tweets per minute, according to Internet Live Stats. While that…
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Social media for physicians: Finding who, what to follow

July 11, 2019
Social networking is one of the many benefits Twitter has to offer physicians. To make the most of this opportunity, you’ll want to find users…
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Social media for physicians: How to get started

July 11, 2019
Social media has transformed the way humankind communicates by providing unique opportunities to instantly connect with others across the globe. …
In the Journals

American Indians exhibit high rates of Sjögren's syndrome, lack common disease features

July 11, 2019
American Indians are overrepresented among patients with Sjögren's syndrome, and demonstrate increased disease activity, despite presenting with few…
In the JournalsPerspective

Low disease activity, remission predict better quality of life in SLE

July 10, 2019
Low disease activity and remission are predictors of increased health-related quality of life in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus…
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Analysis: AMA’s lawsuit seeks to protect patient-physician relationships, free speech

July 10, 2019
The AMA and two women’s health organizations recently sued the state of North Dakota, claiming North Dakota’s compelled speech laws…
In the JournalsPerspective

Fasinumab improves pain, function in OA

July 10, 2019
Fasinumab, a recombinant, fully-human anti-nerve-growth-factor antibody, improved pain and physical function in patients with osteoarthritis, at…
In the Journals

Osteoarthritis more than doubles risk for multiple comorbidities

July 9, 2019
Individuals with osteoarthritis have a 2.5-times greater risk for having three or more other chronic conditions, including stroke and peptic ulcers…

Judge stops Trump’s plan to put drug prices in TV ads

July 9, 2019
A district judge recently blocked the HHS rule that certain drugs prices be included in TV ads, saying HHS overstepped its authority in issuing such…
In the Journals

Adalimumab yields superior outcomes vs. infliximab in Behçet’s-related uveitis

July 9, 2019
Adalimumab yielded better outcomes than infliximab in best-corrected visual acuity, retention and other areas among patients with uveitis related to…
In the Journals

More than 20% of adults uninsured, nearly 10 years after Affordable Care Act signed into law

July 8, 2019
About one in five adults treated at community health centers in 11 states that expanded Medicaid eligibility did not have health insurance during a…
In the Journals

Pregnancy outcomes in women with lupus significantly improved in last 18 years

July 8, 2019
Maternal mortality drastically decreased and overall pregnancy outcomes improved in women with systemic lupus erythematosus during the last 18 years…
In the Journals

EULAR: Identifying thrombotic, obstetric risk factors key to managing antiphospholipid syndrome

July 8, 2019
Identifying high-risk factors for thrombotic and obstetric events is crucial in managing antiphospholipid syndrome, and all women with…
In the Journals

Genetic risk for RA associated with early cognitive symptoms in children

July 8, 2019
Having an increased genetic risk for rheumatoid arthritis is associated with demonstrating hyperactivity and inattention symptoms from ages 4 to 16…