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  1. New Arthritis Drug Actemra Approved

    Jan. 11, 2010 -- The FDA has approved Actemra for moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis for patients who have not responded to one or more TNF inhibitors. Actemra, given by once-monthly hour-long infusions, is the first IL-6 inhibitor for arthritis. TNF inhibitors include Cimzia, Enbrel, Humira, R

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  2. Tylenol Recall Expands

    (Editor's Note: McNeil PPC Inc. further expanded its recall of Tylenol on  Jan. 15, 2010 and July 8, 2010.) Dec. 29, 2009 -- A nauseating "moldy" odor has sickened some people using Tylenol Arthritis Pain Caplet 100-count bottles with red EZ-Open caps. Tylenol maker McNeil PPC Inc. has recalled all

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  3. Too Much Exercise May Pose Arthritis Risk

    Nov. 30, 2009 (Chicago) -- Weekend warriors, take note: Too much exercise may place you at risk for arthritis. A new study shows that middle-aged men and women who engage in high levels of physical activity -- at home and at work as well as at the gym -- may be unwittingly damaging their knees and i

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  4. When Did Merck Know Vioxx Was Deadly?

    Nov. 23, 2009 - Merck should have known Vioxx was deadly years before they pulled the drug from the market, a study of Merck's own data suggests. The study, published in the current issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, is by Joseph S. Ross, MD, of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and colleague

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  5. How Rheumatoid Arthritis Spreads

    Nov. 9, 2009 -- Cells surrounding joints affected by rheumatoid arthritis may spread the disease to other joints by traveling through blood vessels, according to a new study. Rheumatoid arthritis is a progressive disease that causes joint inflammation and destruction. Researchers say initially the d

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  6. Study Eases Arthritis Drug Cancer Fears

    Oct. 29, 2009 - Rheumatoid arthritis patients who take the biologic drugs Remicade, Humira, and Enbrel do not appear to have an increased risk for developing cancer in the first few years of use, researchers in Sweden report. The study is one of the largest and longest population-based investigation

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  7. Glucosamine May Not Fight Osteoarthritis

    Oct. 21, 2009 (Philadelphia) -- Using a more sensitive measure of joint damage than in the past, researchers have found that the popular supplement glucosamine does not appear to slow the progression of knee osteoarthritis. Previous studies that used X-rays to determine whether glucosamine can preve

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  8. Study: No Benefit to Costly Arthritis Drugs

    Oct. 21, 2009 (Philadelphia) -- For many people with rheumatoid arthritis, the traditional, and much cheaper, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) appear to work just as well as newer TNF blockers that target the underlying disease process, a large study shows. The findings also suggest th

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  9. Gum Disease Raises Arthritis Risk

    Oct. 20, 2009 (Philadelphia) -- Brush and floss! Gum disease may raise your risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a new study shows. “We’ve known for a while that there is an association between gum disease and rheumatoid arthritis. But our new work suggests periodontal disease is causal,” says s

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  10. Insecticides May Raise Risk of Lupus, RA

    Oct. 20, 2009 (Philadelphia) -- Women who spray their homes and gardens with insecticides may be placing themselves at risk for rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, a study shows.  In a study of more than 75,000 women, those who used insecticides six or more times a year had nearly two-and-a-half times t

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