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Research investigates whether statins are safe and effective for patients with inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
A 10 mg twice daily dose of tofacitinib (Xeljanz, Xeljanz XR, Pfizer) used in patients with rheumatoid arthritis increased the risk of blood clots in the lungs and death in a safety clinical trial.
The higher dose is only approved for patients with ulcerative colitis, and not for RA.
The New Drug Application for upadacitinib is supported by data from the phase 3 SELECT trial program evaluating patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis.
Rituximab is approved by the FDA for the treatment of adults with rheumatoid arthritis, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, pemphigus vulgaris, granulomatosis with polyangiitis and microscopic polyangiitis.
The single-dose, prefilled autoinjector for tocilizumab (Actemra) offers an additional option for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, giant cell arteritis, and 2 forms of juvenile arthritis.
New data presented at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting shows that the treatment regimens for many patients are not being changed to reach a â€œtreat-to-targetâ€ goal for low disease activity.
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Adalimumab-adaz (Hyrimoz), a biosimilar of Humira, is the third FDA-approved Sandoz biosimilar in the United States.
Study evaluates when and how the increased risk of autoimmune thyroid disease develops in patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who achieve low disease activity or remission may successfully taper their biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, saving costs as a result.
Shifting Medicare Part B drugs into Part D may lead to higher costs for Medicare patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new analysis.