Pharmacy Times

Drug Company Launches RA Web Site


STADAPharmaceuticals Inc (Cranbury, NJ) recently launched an interactive Web site (www.rheumatrex. info) for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, caregivers, and health care professionals. The comprehensive Web site features information about RA, tools for improving patient compliance and supporting treatment, and information about Rheumatrex Dose Pack (methotrexate sodium tablets).

Education is a key component of the Web site. Visitors can learn about RA's symptoms, diagnostic procedures, available treatments such as drug therapy and diet and exercise, and answers to the most commonly asked questions. The Web site also features downloadable brochures for patients and health care providers.

Furthermore, the Web site allows patients taking Rheumatrex Dose Pack to register for the Compliance and Patient Empowerment program. The program enables participants to access a variety of interactive tools, including a scheduler, which lets patients keep track of their physician appointments and other related appointments. Patients can also maintain a record of medication taken and record their diet and exercise regimen.