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2012-10-31 03:40:07

Nearly a quarter of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis used complementary and alternative therapy (CAT) to help manage their condition, according to a study in the November issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Researchers interviewed 250 patients aged between 20 and 90 years of age. More than two-thirds (67%) had rheumatoid arthritis and the remainder had osteoarthritis. They found that 23% used CAT in addition to prescribed drugs and that just under two-thirds...

2012-10-29 12:15:10

ACR supports best practices for ultrasonography use in rheumatology More rheumatologists are embracing musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) to diagnose and manage rheumatic diseases. In response, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) assembled a task force to investigate and determine best practices for use of MSUS in rheumatology practice. The resulting scenario-based recommendations, which aim to help clinicians understand when it is reasonable to integrate MSUS into their rheumatology...

2012-09-11 04:20:06

Tokyo, Sept 11, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it will launch the anti-rheumatic agent Careram(R) (iguratimod) in Japan on September 12 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Careram, jointly developed in Japan by Eisai and Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd. from the Phase III clinical development stage, was approved by Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) in June of this year and was subsequently listed on the National Health Insurance Drug Price...

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2012-08-25 09:06:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online A Massachusetts-based bio-pharmaceutical company is developing a new treatment for autoimmune diseases from a parasite found in pig feces, Reuters writer Toni Clarke reported on Friday. Coronado Biosciences, based in the town of Burlington, is currently working on a new drug consisting of thousands of microscopic parasite eggs removed from the droppings of the large-snouted, hoofed mammals, Clarke said. The eggs are...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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