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7 Mistakes the Media Makes with Rheumatoid Arthritis

<< Go to more FACTS and INFO on Rheumatoid Arthritis Click here to print or save 7 Mistakes the Media Makes with RA.       1.  Not considering Rheumatoid Disease as a serious illness, viewing it as a type of arthritis. Rheumatoid Disease is a serious systemic immune disease that is similar to Type 1 diabetes in that...Continue reading      Comments Off on 7 Mistakes the Media Makes with Rheumatoid Arthritis Read more

Hall of Shame: Awful Articles on Rheumatoid Disease

<< Go to more FACTS and INFO on Rheumatoid Arthritis 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...Continue reading      Comments Off on Hall of Shame: Awful Articles on Rheumatoid Disease Read more

Patients Confront USA Today: More Media Mess on Rheumatoid Disease

We fight the battle against Rheumatoid disease on several fronts including scientific research, improving clinical care, supporting patients and caregivers in their search for information and support, and creating general public awareness that will contribute to all of the above. Our main weapon has always been the truth. The logo is a spear – made...Continue reading      10 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness: Sugar Coat Cookies Please, Not a Disease

Why the sugar coating of Rheumatoid Arthritis in the media? Do you remember the insistence of Woman’s Day editors that patients were wrong and their article on Rheumatoid Arthritis was correct? The author later recanted, but the editor dug in repeatedly. That was three years ago and my first taste of the dogged commitment in the...Continue reading      72 Comments » Read more

Woman’s Day RA Is Destructive, but Phil & Venus Have Cred

In 2009, I first encountered something I called “the PR problem” with RA. For three years, I’ve disagreed with Woman’s Day magazine over whether the Woman’s Day version of RA is correct. On the blog, we’ve had discussions about various other fallacious articles on RA (some listed below). WebMD magazine offered a similar article last winter...Continue reading      37 Comments » Read more

Mind-boggling! – Aftermath of Tofacitinib FDA Hearing Part 2

After the FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee (AAC) hearing earlier this month for Pfizer’s new oral treatment for RA,  tofacitinib, we looked at the four distinct votes of the AAC and some of the ways the media responded to them. They ranged from serious to pitiful to laughable. But there’s more.     3 news bytes that might...Continue reading      14 Comments » Read more

Aftermath of the FDA Vote on Pfizer’s RA JAK Inhibitor, Tofacitinib

After the tofacitinib FDA hearing, the votes are in, false perceptions persist, and patients still need relief. Some estimate that tofacitinib could be approved by the US FDA within a few months after mixed votes and mostly inaccurate press reports. It’s fitting this discussion takes place as rawarrior.com begins its fourth year of reporting the patient...Continue reading      44 Comments » Read more
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