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2013-03-07 23:51:30

26 countries can't afford certain disease modifying drugs, so excluding 320 million people This means that 320 million people - 40% of Europe's population - who could benefit from treatment with disease modifying drugs (DMARDs) would struggle to get access to them, say the researchers. DMARDs are extremely effective for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, and the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) recommends the use of synthetic DMARDs immediately after diagnosis to halt...

2013-01-25 10:27:52

A Phase 3 clinical trial demonstrates that tofacitinib improves disease activity and inhibits progression of joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients who did not respond to methotrexate (MTX). Results of the 12-month interim analysis of the efficacy of tofacitinib appear in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). RA is a chronic, autoimmune disease that causes inflammation, pain and swelling of the joints....

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...

2012-06-08 13:33:04

New study validates score as new tool Results of a study presented today at EULAR 2012, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism, suggest that the newly developed RABBIT Risk Score, which calculates the risk of serious infections in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who are treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor drugs (anti-TNFs) or conventional disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) is a valid and effective tool for rheumatologists to predict risk of...


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