Understanding Arthritis Painkillers
Weighing the Risks and Benefits
Common Medicines for Arthritis Pain continued...
He notes that only a third of people with rheumatoid arthritis need
aggressive treatment. He says he turns to biologics only for patients who have
progressive rheumatoid arthritis. "If we treat them all aggressively, how will
we know if they really need these serious drugs -- and for how long?"
Published May 2007.