Posts Tagged ‘Rheumatoid arthritis treatment’

  • A Plateau in RA Treatment Progress?

    Dana Symons of Rheumatoid Patient Foundation challenges complacency in advancement of care for people with RA. She urges continued RA treatment progress.

  • Is Prednisone Over-Prescribed?

    Is prednisone over-prescribed? Debating benefits versus risks of steroids and reasons they are still necessary in people with rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Medication Fears and Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Fear of medicine Have you ever been afraid of taking medicine? I have. Who knew that there’s actually a name for a fear of medication: pharmacophobia. Appearing irrational to Dr. Laptop As if I were once again the 19 year-old girl who quit taking thyroid medication, the day I learned I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid […]

  • Rheumatoid Symptoms Persist Despite Treatment: a Study in Juveniles (JRA / JIA)

    In spite of treatment advances including biologics, children affected by Rheumatoid Disease still experience pain, stiffness, and fatigue that impacts their ability to function. The disease may not be as “controlled” as many doctors presume. This may not be news to you as a patient or caregiver, but as these researchers point out, it needs […]

  • 20 Essential Medication Safety Tips

    Specific medication safety tips to reduce dangers related to medications safety, including drug combinations, medication storage, or drug interactions.

  • Triple Therapy / Combination Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis In the past few decades, Rheumatoid Arthritis has been treated with therapies designed for other diseases. It was not always clear how these drugs treated Rheumatoid Arthritis / Rheumatoid Disease, but they were found to reduce immune activity in various ways. Because researchers recognized certain drugs could slow or modify progression […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Treat to Target

    The treat to target (T2T) approach involves defining a treatment goal or “target” and modifying the therapy if the target is not reached. Treating to a target of remission or low disease activity Treat to target (T2T) is an approach to treating Rheumatoid Arthritis / Rheumatoid Disease (RD) that combines aggressive or intensive treatment with […]

  • News on Biosimilar Biologics for Rheumatoid Arthritis / Rheumatoid Disease

    Little progress on FDA path of biosimilar biologics for RD It’s hard to believe it’s been almost two years since we’ve discussed biosimilars on Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior (RAW). What’s even harder to believe: the situation in the U.S. is much the same: 1) The Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCI) was created as a […]

  • Drug Side Effects in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Helpful Strategies

    <<Back to Toolkit for RD care page Medication side effects are highly individual Side effects of medications are a reality for people with Rheumatoid Disease (PRD), ranging from a minor nuisance to serious health dangers. Be careful to not prejudge the way side effects may affect people. Side effects, like medication benefits, are extremely individual […]

  • Levels of Treatment Response in Rheumatoid Arthritis

    <<Back to Toolkit for RD care page “Present treatment strategies for rheumatoid arthritis include use of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, but a minority of patients achieve a good response.”[1] Most of what people know about treatments for Rheumatoid Disease has been communicated by pharmaceutical companies through drug reps, or in press releases or direct to consumer […]

  • New Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments in the Research Pipeline

    New RA Medications in Development MORE INFORMATION ON CLINICAL TRIALS IN PROCESS: Listing by state of all clinical trials for Rheumatoid Arthritis in the US that are currently recruiting volunteers. Abbreviations: IV (intravenous), sub-Q (subcutaneous injection), mAb (monoclonal antibody), IL (interleukin) NOTE: Agents that stopped development or that did not report after trial completion are […]

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