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More than half of patients with arthritis report CBD use

June 12, 2019
Nearly 60% of patients with arthritis reported using cannabidiol products to relieve pain and other symptoms despite limited evidence showing…
In the JournalsPerspective

No impact on safety, efficacy in etanercept-to-biosimilar switch in RA

June 12, 2019
Patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis who switch from etanercept to the biosimilar etanercept-szzs experienced no impacts on drug…
In the JournalsPerspective

Sugar-sweetened beverages linked to 208% increase in incident gout

June 11, 2019
A “moderate certainty of evidence” showed that sugar-sweetened beverages are associated with a 208% increase in incident gout, when…
In the Journals

Impaired spine mobility common after 10 years of ankylosing spondylitis

June 11, 2019
Patients with ankylosing spondylitis commonly demonstrate impaired spinal mobility after 10 years of disease duration, at which time a weakened…
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Battle for Enbrel: Ruling on patent lawsuit could transform US biosimilar marketplace

June 10, 2019
Amgen is currently embroiled in two pivotal court cases surrounding patents for its bestselling etanercept product that could protect it from…
In the Journals

Researchers debunk claim that medical marijuana is solution to opioid crisis

June 10, 2019
Legalization of medical cannabis did not reduce the rate of opioid overdose deaths, according to a report recently published in the Proceedings of
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Footwear intervention fails to improve gout foot pain

June 10, 2019
The addition of athletic footwear to podiatric care and education failed to improve foot pain in patients with gout, despite short-term improvements…

ACR: Proposed legislation could eliminate prior authorization ‘hurdles’ in Medicare Advantage

June 7, 2019
The American College of Rheumatology has applauded a proposed federal bill that would amend the Social Security Act to regulate the use of prior…
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Tool identifies adverse drug events in limited situations

June 7, 2019
A tool that researchers dubbed the “patient-report adverse drug event instrument” only identified adverse drug events in older patients…
In the Journals

Draft criteria for autoinflammatory recurrent fevers comprise clinical, genetic variables

June 7, 2019
A European panel has developed a set of classification criteria for various hereditary recurrent fevers, as well as non-hereditary, periodic fever…
In the Journals

Etanercept safe, effective in oligoarticular JIA, PsA, enthesitis-related arthritis

June 6, 2019
Etanercept is well-tolerated and safe for up to 6 years in patients with extended oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis…
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New association ‘overdue’ to support health care providers on social media

June 6, 2019
In this guest commentary, Austin Chiang, MD, MPH, director of the e ndoscopic bariatric program and
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Second reported data breach in as many days prompts cybersecurity warnings, tips

June 6, 2019
The health care diagnostics company LabCorp announced that “unauthorized activity” occurred on the webpage of American Medical Collection…
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Imagine Dragons frontman raises awareness for ankylosing spondylitis with 'Monster Pain in the AS'

June 6, 2019
Dan Reynolds, lead singer for the Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons, never wanted to talk about his diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis. He…
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Patients not receiving needed treatments a 'crisis in osteoporosis'

June 5, 2019
DESTIN, Fla. — Although there are many medications that can reduce the risk for, and the burden of, osteoporotic fractures, most of those drugs…
In the Journals

Alzheimer’s drug may help treat opioid addiction

June 5, 2019
Galantamine may also someday help treat opioid addiction, according to results published in The American Journal on Addictions. “Galantamine…
In the JournalsPerspective

Rheumatologists, patients share common barriers to controlling RA

June 5, 2019
Rheumatologists and patients share several reported barriers to achieving disease control in rheumatoid arthritis, including a perceived medication…
In the JournalsPerspective

Rheumatologists vary on when to discontinue arthritis drugs during unplanned pregnancies

June 4, 2019
Although rheumatologists overwhelmingly agree on the use of conventional synthetic DMARDs and biologic drugs for inflammatory arthritis in patients…
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As Trump administration considers importing drugs from Canada, experts analyze risks, benefits

June 4, 2019
The idea of importing prescription drugs from Canada as a means to lower prices is back under scrutiny with President Donald J. Trump verbally…
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Many patients with RA unsatisfied with disease state

June 4, 2019
DESTIN, Fla. — Although patients with rheumatoid arthritis generally report satisfaction with their treatment, many remain “absolutely…