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New Oral RA Drug Works in Unique Way

Study: Tofacitinib Improves Symptoms in Patients Who Have Not Responded to Other Drugs

New RA Drug: Perspective

The drug data look good, says Yusuf Yazici, MD, assistant professor of medicine and a rheumatologist at New York University's Langone Medical Center.  He reviewed the study findings for WebMD but was not involved in the study. "It looks like it works."

''The results are similar to what we saw with other [RA drugs],'' says Yazici.

Whether the new oral RA drug, if approved, will become more popular than other RA drugs is not known, Yazici says. It may simply become one more option for RA patients, giving more of a choice, he says.

Kremer reports research and grant support from Pfizer and serving as a company consultant. Yazici reports serving as a consultant for Pfizer, Merck, and other companies.

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