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2012-06-06 12:28:10

Further data reveals there is no consistent criteria for biologic reimbursement in place Data from a study presented today at EULAR 2012, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism, demonstrates the vast inequalities in access to biologics for the treatments of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) across 46 European countries, with 22% (n=10) of countries having no biologic reimbursed at all. In the 36 countries with reimbursed biologics, only 27 had more than five biologics...

2012-06-01 08:59:44

Education is key to success; functional disability negatively impacts job performance As children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) grow into adulthood, disability due to disease may adversely affect their ability to achieve educational success. Findings published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), suggest that functional disability impacts educational attainment, which is key to successful employment in adulthood. Arthritis is...

2012-05-30 02:25:12

WOBURN, Mass., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Flexion Therapeutics, Inc. today reported that its lead osteoarthritis drug candidate, FX005, demonstrated significant pain relief over placebo at four weeks* in a Phase 2 proof-of-concept trial. Top-line data showed FX005, delivered intra-articularly to the knee, was well-tolerated and resulted in prolonged improvement in joint pain and function throughout the 12-week duration of the study. These are the first-ever clinical results demonstrating...

2012-05-17 23:04:58

The Rheumatology and Surgery Sciences are two new key health categories covered by the Sciences Social Network. The users of the website monitor 184 scientific journals and submit the most significant scientific results of these journals for inclusion in these two categories which currently contain a total of 39,522 articles. Science Index was established in 1998 to index the very latest news, headlines, references and resources in all fields of biology, business, chemistry, engineering,...

Advisory Panel Recommends FDA Approval Of Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug
2012-05-11 05:46:04

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com An advisory panel recommends that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) consider approving Pfizer´s pill to treat rheumatoid arthritis. The pill, tofacitinib, would be sold to patients who don´t respond to traditional rheumatoid arthritis treatments. On May 9, the panel of outside experts voted 8-2 to recommend the drug for approval. However, the agency doesn´t necessarily need to follow the panel´s advice. Tofacitinib is one of...

2012-05-10 09:34:04

Antibodies associated with severe lung disease and decreased survival to blame African Americans have more severe complications from systemic sclerosis, also known as scleroderma, than Caucasians. Findings published today in, Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), show that compared with Caucasians, African-American patients were more likely to have antibodies that increased frequency and severity of pulmonary fibrosis, which is associated with...

2012-05-01 11:40:28

High-dose steroids found to significantly increase infection risk Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) have higher rates of hospitalized bacterial infection than children without JIA according to an observational study appearing in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). The findings show that the risk of infection among JIA patients was significantly increased with use of high-dose...

One-third of adult Americans with arthritis battle anxiety or depression
2012-04-30 07:30:23

Anxiety more common than depression among people with arthritis Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that one-third of U.S. adults with arthritis, 45 years and older, report having anxiety or depression. According to findings that appear today in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), anxiety is nearly twice as common as depression among people with arthritis,...

2012-04-25 10:25:03

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifescript.com, a women's health and wellness website headquartered in Mission Viejo, Calif., has launched a new Rheumatoid Arthritis Health Center designed to help women treat and reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that affects 1%-3% of women in the United States, is on the rise. And women are three times as likely to get RA as men, according to the...

2012-03-20 14:20:54

High Out-of-Pocket Costs a Barrier to Health ATLANTA, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cost-sharing practices that limit access to vital medications for people with serious health conditions may soon be alleviated for many patients thanks to a bill just introduced in Congress. The bi-partisan legislation, supported by the American College of Rheumatology, the Arthritis Foundation and other medical and patient groups, has been introduced by Rep. David B. McKinley (R-WV) and...