Posts Tagged ‘Rheumatoid arthritis news’

  • 3 Topics in the News on Rheumatoid Arthritis Heart Disease

    Rheumatoid “Arthritis” in the heart – no joints, but plenty of problems Often, I have sharp chest pains, but I know it’s not my heart – click here if you don’t know what it is. (Hint: there are joints along the sternum.) But when a large butterfly flutters in my chest and tries to escape […]

  • Facts and Information about Rheumatoid Arthritis

    <<Back to main media page. Reliable facts and information on Rheumatoid Arthritis are seldom presented in the media. Common myths are perpetuated, often as a result of hasty reporting or unreliable sources. It takes time to dig into high quality sources to find accurate information on Rheumatoid Disease; this section is intended to assist that […]

  • Facts and Information on Rheumatoid Arthritis for Media

    What’s here? 1)  Up-to-date facts and information about RA – documented and easy to read. 2)  PUBLICATIONS, or INFO to hire Kelly Young – publications, policies, & press kit. 3)  About the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation – non-profit patient organization. INFORMATION ON RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS ESPECIALLY FOR MEDIA: 7 Mistakes the Media Makes with Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 Key Points on […]

  • New Blood Test for Rheumatoid Arthritis: 14-3-3eta

    New Rheumatoid Arthritis test based on blood marker 14-3-3η Yesterday, April 9, 2013, Quest Diagnostics announced a new blood test for Rheumatoid Arthritis based on a new protein biomarker, 14-3-3η. The test is available in the U.S. only at Quest labs through an exclusive agreement with Augurex Life Sciences, Corp. Several studies have investigated the […]

  • New Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis: the Research Road

    Is there an RA miracle treatment right around the corner? Thanks to my mom and a couple of other RA-news watchers who sent me this news Friday about a so-called “single jab to beat arthritis.” Why do papers love stupid headlines? No, it’s not about “arthritis;” it’s about RA, an ill-named inflammatory disease. It’s not […]

  • Pfizer’s Rheumatoid Arthritis Pill Approved by Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

    Note: Click here to read more about Xeljanz, the first new oral medication for Rheumatoid Arthritis in 10 years, and a short list of questions and answers for patients. Sign up for regular blog updates by email to watch for more updates on this new treatment and others. Pfizer press release about Xeljanz NEW YORK–(BUSINESS […]

  • The End of the Methotrexate Shortage, Thanks to Pfizer?

    Pfizer addresses U.S. methotrexate shortage that hurts RA patients Earlier this year the FDA approved an abbreviated new drug application, securing Pfizer’s right to sell injectable methotrexate in the U.S. Recently, Pfizer says they began shipping to customers. This move by Pfizer addresses an urgent shortage of methotrexate in the U.S. that has affected many […]

  • Burning Question of Hormones: Breastfeeding, Contraceptives, & Menopause in Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Effects of hormones on Rheumatoid Arthritis severity In a search for understanding of the influence of hormones on the course of Rheumatoid Disease, Swedish investigators examined “Early menopause and severity of rheumatoid arthritis in women over 45 years of age,” Arthritis Research & Therapy. Do hormones influence the severity of Rheumatoid Arthritis? Are there hormonal […]

  • RA News: Pfizer Pill Beats Methotrexate, Alcohol Reduces RA Risk, Periodontal Disease High

    Pfizer oral JAK “superior” to methotrexate Pfizer released a statement about their two year study, ORAL Start, which puts their new oral JAK treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis directly up against methotrexate.  The oral medication, currently called tofacitinib, is taken twice daily in either 5 or 10 mg doses. “Tofacitinib was found to be superior to […]

  • Confusion & Blame Surround Methotrexate Shortages & Recalls

    U.S. caught off guard by methotrexate shortage Shortages of injectable methotrexate began in 2010 and some sources say may continue through 2014. Many have been surprised that shortages of such inexpensive generic drugs could take Americans by surprise and continue for such an indefinite period. Finger-pointing at the FDA and drug companies is probably the […]

  • Accurately Measuring Rheumatoid Disease Activity

    We may be watching the slow evolution of the ability to measure Rheumatoid disease activity (DA) which could obviously revolutionize care for the disease, if handled properly. “Visible” evidence can be a valuable tool in treating a disease that does its damage concealed inside of a body. 2006: Remission imaging study reveals Rheumatoid Arthritis disease […]

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