Arthritis Drug News

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Arthritis Can Strike Children

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

Promising Results for Drug to Fight Arthritis Linked to Psoriasis

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

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

New Treatments Helping Kids With Juvenile Arthritis

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

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

Could Oral Contraceptives Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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

Some Arthritis Meds Cost Seniors Thousands Annually

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

Knee Arthritis Drugs Beat Placebos, but Study Finds No Clear Winner

Injections were rated slightly more effective at fighting pain than pills

Many Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients May Skip Meds: Study

This could lead to worsening of symptoms, researchers say

Drug Shows Promise Against Arthritis Common in People with Psoriasis

New medication improved skin condition, lessened swelling, study finds

Common Gout Drug Tied to Lower Risk of Early Death in Study

Researchers followed British patients taking allopurinol

Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients See Big Boost in Quality of Life

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

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

Glucosamine Supplements Tied to Risk of Eye Condition

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

Help on Horizon for Cats With Arthritis

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

Drugs Hold Promise for Severe Juvenile Arthritis Patients

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

Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Don't Raise Cancer Risk: Study

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

New Pill Might Relieve Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

Studies suggest drug works but may have serious side effects

For Juvenile Arthritis, Pill May Work as Well as Needle

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

Arthritis in Children Linked to Infections

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

Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis Early and Aggressively: Guidelines

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

Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Who Quit Statins May Face Raised Death Risk

Cardiovascular disease very common among these patients, experts note

Inflammation Might Play Role in Heart Disease: Study

Findings suggest certain drugs might prevent hardening of the arteries

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

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Raise Risk of Heart Rhythm Disorder

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

Higher Cancer Rate Seen in Children With Juvenile Arthritis

Researchers say fourfold increase might not be linked to treatment drugs

TNF Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis Boosts Skin Cancer Risk

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

Inflammation From Rheumatoid Arthritis Tied to Heart Disease

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

Some Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis May Cut Diabetes Risk

Researchers suspect certain medications lower inflammation, insulin resistance

Study Highlights Arthritis' Toll on Quality of Life

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

Many Breakthrough Drugs Come From Publicly Funded Research: Study

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

Too Few Get Needed Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs: Study

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

Doctor Shortage Adds to Pain of Juvenile Arthritis

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

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Raise Risk of Blood Vessel Plaque

Certain medications seem to lessen or increase buildup, suggests study

Statins May Guard Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study showed only an association between the two, expert notes

Celebrex Appears Easier on Stomach for Arthritis Patients

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

Scientists Discover Substance That Causes Pain

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

Long-Term Methotrexate Won't Help Kids With Juvenile Arthritis

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

Hormone Replacement Might Relieve Arthritis

Researchers speculate that injections in joint fluid may be beneficial

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Doesn't Promote Cancer

No added risk among patients taking immunosuppressants, research shows

Better Drug Emerges for Steroid-Induced Bone Loss

Teriparatide outperforms alendronate for type of osteoporosis, study finds

Glucosamine Fails Osteoarthritis Test

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

Herb Shows Potential for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

New Drug Shows Promise for Rheumatoid Arthriitis

Small, early study finds few long-term side effects

New Drug May Help Patients With Psoriatic Arthritis

Study shows golimumab improved physical function, eased symptoms

Hip Osteoarthritis Therapy No Better Than Placebo

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

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Raise Shingles Risk

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

Drug Reduces Inflammatory Arthritis Symptoms, Lesions

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

Prescription Chondroitin May Help Knee Osteoarthritis

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