Arthritis Drug News

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10/18/2017
Arthritis Can Strike Children

In these young patients, joint inflammation caused by overactive immune system

5/26/2017
Promising Results for Drug to Fight Arthritis Linked to Psoriasis

Psoriatic arthritis causes painful joint swelling, but new medication Taltz might help

11/14/2016
Celebrex May Not Pose Bigger Heart Risk Than Similar Drugs: Study

Researchers found more complications, such as bleeding, for the pain relievers ibuprofen and naproxen

8/31/2016
7/20/2016
New Treatments Helping Kids With Juvenile Arthritis

Several biologics have been approved by the FDA for use with certain forms of the disease

12/23/2015
New Drug for Severe Form of Arthritis Shows Promise in Trial

Already approved to treat psoriasis, higher dose of Cosentyx helped 60 percent of patients

8/28/2015
Could Oral Contraceptives Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Only association was seen, and older women shouldn't take the pill to treat symptoms, experts say

4/21/2015
Some Arthritis Meds Cost Seniors Thousands Annually

Out-of-pocket expenses keep many Medicare patients from taking needed drugs, study suggests

1/6/2015
Knee Arthritis Drugs Beat Placebos, but Study Finds No Clear Winner

Injections were rated slightly more effective at fighting pain than pills

9/3/2014
Many Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients May Skip Meds: Study

This could lead to worsening of symptoms, researchers say

6/11/2014
Drug Shows Promise Against Arthritis Common in People with Psoriasis

New medication improved skin condition, lessened swelling, study finds

3/28/2014
Common Gout Drug Tied to Lower Risk of Early Death in Study

Researchers followed British patients taking allopurinol

12/3/2013
Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients See Big Boost in Quality of Life

Dutch study found substantial drops in anxiety, depression and disability over 2 decades

6/12/2013
Standard Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy as Good as Costlier Newcomer: Study

Biologic drug Enbrel wasn't better for patients who didn't respond to methotrexate alone

5/23/2013
Glucosamine Supplements Tied to Risk of Eye Condition

Seniors taking them had side effect that has been linked to glaucoma, small study finds

2/22/2013
Help on Horizon for Cats With Arthritis

Anti-inflammatory drug meloxicam provided pain relief, but not from petting, in study

12/19/2012
Drugs Hold Promise for Severe Juvenile Arthritis Patients

Children's pain, fever, rash reduced in two studies, but questions remain

9/6/2012
Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Don't Raise Cancer Risk: Study

Large evidence review of 'biologics' included nearly 30,000 patients

8/8/2012
New Pill Might Relieve Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

Studies suggest drug works but may have serious side effects

5/31/2012
For Juvenile Arthritis, Pill May Work as Well as Needle

German study finds methotrexate given orally had similar effects as via injection

5/1/2012
Arthritis in Children Linked to Infections

Limiting steroids when possible may help to lower infection risk, researchers say

4/5/2012
Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis Early and Aggressively: Guidelines

Intensive treatment from outset can help preserve quality of life, rheumatologists' group says

3/28/2012
Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Who Quit Statins May Face Raised Death Risk

Cardiovascular disease very common among these patients, experts note

3/14/2012
Inflammation Might Play Role in Heart Disease: Study

Findings suggest certain drugs might prevent hardening of the arteries

3/12/2012
FDA Panel Recommends Second Chance for New Class of Painkillers

Trials halted in 2010 after some taking the drugs may have overworked damaged knees, needed surgery

3/9/2012
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Raise Risk of Heart Rhythm Disorder

Atrial fibrillation is a common problem that increases the risk of stroke

2/13/2012
Higher Cancer Rate Seen in Children With Juvenile Arthritis

Researchers say fourfold increase might not be linked to treatment drugs

9/28/2011
TNF Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis Boosts Skin Cancer Risk

But review also finds the drugs don't heighten risks for other cancers

8/17/2011
Inflammation From Rheumatoid Arthritis Tied to Heart Disease

But treating both inflammation, factors contributing to heart disease can lower risk, study shows

6/21/2011
Some Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis May Cut Diabetes Risk

Researchers suspect certain medications lower inflammation, insulin resistance

4/28/2011
Study Highlights Arthritis' Toll on Quality of Life

People with the painful condition are less active and suffer more 'unhealthy days' each month

2/9/2011
Many Breakthrough Drugs Come From Publicly Funded Research: Study

U.S. tax dollars contributing to more major new meds than previously thought, researchers say

2/1/2011
Too Few Get Needed Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs: Study

Medications that slow disease's progression aren't prescribed enough, researchers say

12/23/2010
Doctor Shortage Adds to Pain of Juvenile Arthritis

Specialists can be hard to find, but new treatment method has shown success, experts say

11/8/2010
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Raise Risk of Blood Vessel Plaque

Certain medications seem to lessen or increase buildup, suggests study

9/8/2010
Statins May Guard Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study showed only an association between the two, expert notes

6/17/2010
Celebrex Appears Easier on Stomach for Arthritis Patients

Diclofenac plus proton pump inhibitor quadrupled risk of gastrointestinal damage, study found

4/28/2010
Scientists Discover Substance That Causes Pain

Finding could lead to development of non-addictive painkillers, study suggests

4/6/2010
Long-Term Methotrexate Won't Help Kids With Juvenile Arthritis

Using drug for up to a year did not affect relapse rate, study found

3/30/2010
Hormone Replacement Might Relieve Arthritis

Researchers speculate that injections in joint fluid may be beneficial

10/29/2009
Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Doesn't Promote Cancer

No added risk among patients taking immunosuppressants, research shows

10/29/2009
Better Drug Emerges for Steroid-Induced Bone Loss

Teriparatide outperforms alendronate for type of osteoporosis, study finds

10/20/2009
Glucosamine Fails Osteoarthritis Test

Popular supplement doesn't prevent loss of cartilage in knee, study finds

8/19/2009
Herb Shows Potential for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study compares ancient remedy to modern drug, but not the most common, experts say

6/27/2009
New Drug Shows Promise for Rheumatoid Arthriitis

Small, early study finds few long-term side effects

4/9/2009
New Drug May Help Patients With Psoriatic Arthritis

Study shows golimumab improved physical function, eased symptoms

3/6/2009
Hip Osteoarthritis Therapy No Better Than Placebo

FDA-approved injection for knees less effective in deep joint areas, study finds

2/17/2009
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Raise Shingles Risk

Older people and those also taking steroids are most vulnerable, study finds

2/12/2009
Drug Reduces Inflammatory Arthritis Symptoms, Lesions

Ustekinumab effective for those who don't respond to current treatments, study finds

2/6/2009
Prescription Chondroitin May Help Knee Osteoarthritis

European drug is not the same as supplement available in U.S., study says