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.
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://www.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://www.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://www.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://www.rawarrior.com/25-years-in-arthritis-an-article-on-rheumatoid-arthritis-by-abc-news/