Hall of Shame: Awful Articles on Rheumatoid Disease

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Some of the worst articles on Rheumatoid Disease

“RA back then was a terrible disease…”1

◊  Consumer Reports’ absurd report on biologics.2,3 Read more.

  Infamous Woman’s Day Rheumatoid Arthritis article makes RA sound not quite as bad as the flu4 (with dozens of patient responses, now deleted). Read more.

  CBS News calls Pfizer’s new JAK inhibitor, tofacitinib, a pain pill.5 Read more.

 Arthritis Foundation beachcomber cover story implies people with Rheumatoid Disease do not need medical treatment.6 Read more.

  ABC News’ preposterous article on the past 25 years of RA treatment by a MedPage Today senior editor.1,7 Read more.

FOOTNOTES

1 Gever J. ABC News. 25 years in arthritis: new treatments, new hope. 2009 Jan 2 [cited 2013 Jun 6]. Available from: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/PainManagement/25-years-arthritis-treatments-hope/story?id=9461561

2 Consumer Reports staff. Using biologics to treat rheumatoid arthritis: comparing effectiveness, safety, side effects, and price. Consumer Reports [Internet]. 2013 Mar [cited 2013 Jun 6]. Available from: http://www.consumerreports.org/health/resources/pdf/best-buy-drugs/BBD_Rheumatoid_Arthritis.pdf

3 Young K. Consumer Reports’ absurd best buy rheumatoid arthritis drug list. Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior [Internet]. 2012 May 4 [cited 2013 Jun 6]. Available from: http://rawarrior.com/consumer-reports-absurd-best-buy-rheumatoid-arthritis-drug-list/

4 Young K. Woman’s Day’s article: rheumatoid arthritis information. Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior [Internet]. 2009 Jul 15 [cited 2013 Jun 6]. Available from: http://rawarrior.com/womans-day-article-rheumatoid-arthritis-information/

5 CBS New Staff.  New rheumatoid arthritis pill tofacitinib backed by FDA panel. CBS News [Internet].  2013 May 10 [cited 2013 Jun 6]. Available from: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57431614-10391704/new-rheumatoid-arthritis-pill-tofacitinib-backed-by-fda-panel/

6 Young K. Rheumatoid arthritis natural treatment: the beachcomber article. Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior [Internet]. 2012 Mar 29 [cited 2013 Jun 6]. Available from: http://rawarrior.com/rheumatoid-arthritis-natural-treatment-beachcomber-article/

7 Young K. “25 Years in Arthritis” – an article on rheumatoid arthritis by ABC news. Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior [Internet]. [cited 2013 Jun 6]. Available from: http://rawarrior.com/25-years-in-arthritis-an-article-on-rheumatoid-arthritis-by-abc-news/

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