ACR targets step therapy and drug pricing in new position statements
(American College of Rheumatology) The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has released new drug pricing and step therapy position statements that they hope legislators will consider as they continue to explore policy and regulatory options to make drugs more affordable and accessible. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patients With Worse RA Symptoms More Likely to Cut Alcohol Intake
FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 -- Higher disease activity, disability, comorbidity, and poor quality of life contribute to reductions in alcohol use among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published online March 20 in Arthritis... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cimzia Approved for Inflammatory Arthritis
FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 -- Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first sanctioned treatment for adults with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA), a type of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Shares in Galapagos jump 15 percent after arthritis drug results
Shares in Belgian drugmaker Galapagos surged nearly 16 percent on Friday after the company said it had seen positive results from several safety and efficacy trials of its rheumatoid arthritis drug filgotinib. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA OKs Certolizumab for Nonradiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis FDA OKs Certolizumab for Nonradiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis
Certolizumab is the first FDA-approved treatment for this type of inflammatory arthritis and fulfills an unmet need for these patients, the FDA says.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 29, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Cimzia Injection Approved for New Inflammatory Arthritis Indication
THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 -- Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injection has been approved to treat adults with nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) with objective signs of inflammation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA approves treatment for patients with a type of inflammatory arthritis
The FDA is approving Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injection for treatment of adults with a certain type of inflammatory arthritis. This is the first time that the FDA has approved a treatment for non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA). nr-axSpA is a type of inflammatory arthritis that causes inflammation in the spine and other symptoms (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 28, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How a Scottish Woman Endured Burns, Broken Bones, Childbirth and Surgeries Without Ever Feeling Pain
A newly discovered genetic mutation caused a Scottish woman to endure cuts, burns, broken bones, childbirth and surgery without feeling any pain, according to a case study published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia. About five years ago, Joanne Cameron, now 71, had what should have been a painful hand surgery at Scotland’s Raigmore Hospital, says Dr. Devjit Srivastava, a consultant in anesthesia and pain medicine at the hospital. “She mentioned that she does not feel pain and she did not need any anesthesia, which was not a usual day in the office for me,” Srivastava tells TIME. “I disregarded ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized medicine onetime Source Type: news

Exercise ‘helps prevent’ cartilage damage caused by arthritis
Exercise helps to prevent the degradation of cartilage caused by osteoarthritis, according to UK researchers, who have identified the mechanism behind it for the first time. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The woman who feels NO pain is helping scientists develop new analgesics
Jo Cameron, 71, of Whitebridge in Invernesshire, caught the attention of scientists when medics had to coax her into take paracetamol following a hip replacement for severe arthritis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves treatment for patients with a type of inflammatory arthritis
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injection for treatment of adults with a certain type of inflammatory arthritis called non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA), with objective signs of inflammation. This is the first time that the FDA has approved a treatment for nr-axSpA. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured FDA Regulatory Affairs Source Type: news

Arthritis: The three best berries to help alleviate join pain and arthritis symptoms
ARTHRITIS has no cure, but pain and symptoms of the condition can be alleviated by including certain foods in your diet that contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Three berries have particularly high levels of these qualities. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher Disease Burden for OA Than RA After Six Months
WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 -- After six months, osteoarthritis (OA) is associated with higher mean disease burden than rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published online March 20 in Arthritis& Rheumatology. Jacquelin R. Chua, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Recent Developments in Biologic Therapies for SLE Recent Developments in Biologic Therapies for SLE
Get up-to-date on the latest biologic treatment options available for systemic lupus erythematosus patients.Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 27, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it safe to take Humira and alcohol together?
Humira is a biologic medication that treats inflammatory conditions. In this article, we look at the safety and risks associated with taking Humira and drinking alcohol. We also discuss other Humira side effects and interactions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Source Type: news

AbbVie Announces First Regulatory Approval of SKYRIZI(TM) (risankizumab) for the Treatment of Plaque Psoriasis, Generalized Pustular Psoriasis and Erythrodermic Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis in Japan
This marks the first regulatory approval globally for SKYRIZI™ (risankizumab) SKYRIZI is a humanized immunoglobulin G1 (IgG1) monoclonal antibody designed to selectively inhibit IL-23 by binding to its p19 subunit[1] NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., March 26, 20... Biopharmaceuticals, Regulatory AbbVie, SKYRIZI, risankizumab, plaque psoriasis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Factors Associated With Initiation of Biologics in AxSpA Factors Associated With Initiation of Biologics in AxSpA
Which factors may impact the decision to start axial spondyloarthritis patients on biologic therapy?Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

colchicine (Colcrys)
Title: colchicine (Colcrys)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/26/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - March 26, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Tofacitinib citrate (Xeljanz)
Title: Tofacitinib citrate (Xeljanz)Category: MedicationsCreated: 5/15/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/26/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - March 26, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Enzymatically oxidized phospholipids assume center stage as essential regulators of innate immunity and cell death
Enzymatically oxidized phospholipids (eoxPLs) are formed through regulated processes by which eicosanoids or prostaglandins are attached to phospholipids (PLs) in immune cells. These eoxPLs comprise structurally diverse families of biomolecules with potent bioactivities, and they have important immunoregulatory roles in both health and disease. The formation of oxPLs through enzymatic pathways and their signaling capabilities are emerging concepts. This paradigm is changing our understanding of eicosanoid, prostaglandin, and PL biology in health and disease. eoxPLs have roles in cellular events such as ferroptosis, apoptos...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - March 26, 2019 Category: Science Authors: ODonnell, V. B., Aldrovandi, M., Murphy, R. C., Krönke, G. Tags: STKE Reviews Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis warning - the painful and itchy rash you should never ignore
RHEUMATOID arthritis symptoms include joint pain, inflammation and restricted movement. But the condition, which affects about 400,000 people in the UK, could also cause an itchy rash. Could your skin be affected by the painful sign? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Patients Request Unproven Treatments When Patients Request Unproven Treatments
Is it okay to sell stem cell injections to patients with arthritic joints, even though the treatment hasn't been proven effective?Medscape Orthopedics (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 25, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Orthopaedics Commentary Source Type: news

Resistant Hypertension Double in SLE Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- RHTN now seen as a risk factor for SLE patients, and associated with gender, older age, race, and high creatinine levels (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - March 25, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Arthritis: A daily cup of this hot drink could help improve arthritis pain and symptoms
ARTHRITIS is a lifelong condition that has no cure, but pain and symptoms can be improved by including certain foods and drinks in your diet. Luckily for lovers of this popular hot beverage, it contains properties which could help to improve the painful joint condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Evaluation can determine cause, guide treatment for knee pain
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: One year ago, I fell and broke my arm. While my arm has healed, my knees also have been bothering me since I fell. I have arthritis in both knees and a slight tear in the meniscus on one knee, but both knees are extremely painful when I walk. Is it possible [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 22, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Five foods to avoid if you want to relieve symptoms of condition
ARTHRITIS is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a person ’s joints. Symptoms can be debilitating, but experts say cutting down on certain foods in your diet can offer relief. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Medical Pot a Blessing for Seniors?
In states that legalized medical marijuana, there was a 4.8 percent decrease in reported pain for conditions that qualified for pot treatment (cancer, arthritis, glaucoma and pain), compared to states without medical marijuana. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about psoriatic arthritis mutilans
Arthritis mutilans most often occurs in people with psoriatic arthritis, though it is very rare today because of advances in medications for psoriatic arthritis. Arthritis mutilans can cause severe hand or foot abnormalities. In this article, we look at the symptoms, causes, and treatment of this condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psoriatic Arthritis Source Type: news

flurbiprofen (Ansaid)
Title: flurbiprofen (Ansaid)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/20/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - March 20, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Resetting the Clock on Arthritis Resetting the Clock on Arthritis
Might circadian rhythm play a role in the pathogenesis of arthritis?Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about psoriatic arthritis jaw pain
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can affect any joint in the body, including the jaw. This can cause jaw pain, teeth grinding, and other dental problems. In this article, we explore the symptoms and complications, and we discuss ways to relieve PsA jaw pain at home and with medical treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psoriatic Arthritis Source Type: news

FDA Busts J & amp;J and Sientra Over Breast Implant Compliance
FDA busted two manufacturers of silicone gel-filled breast implants this week for failure to comply with post-approval study requirements. The agency sent warning letters to Irvine, CA-based Mentor Worldwide, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, and to Santa Barbara, CA-based Sientra for deficiencies in each company's post-approval study for silicone breast implant approvals. Breast implants have been a source of contention between patient advocacy groups, industry, and FDA for decades. Implants were banned from the U.S. market from 1992 to 2006, and the devices have been the cause of an ove...
Source: MDDI - March 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Disease burden in osteoarthritis is similar to rheumatoid arthritis
(Wiley) Osteoarthritis (OA) has traditionally been viewed as a highly prevalent but milder condition when compared with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and some may believe that it is part of a normal aging process requiring acceptance, not treatment. A new study in Arthritis& Rheumatology indicates that OA and RA have similar impacts or burdens on patients when they first visit rheumatologists, however. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does alcohol consumption have an effect on arthritis?
(Wiley) Several previous studies have demonstrated that moderate alcohol consumption is linked with less severe disease and better quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, but a new Arthritis Care& Research study suggests that this might not be because drinking alcohol is beneficial. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eliminate your pet's inflammation with this natural DIY dog treat
(Natural News) Just as humans, our beloved furry friends can suffer from chronic inflammation and arthritis. While it’s hard to pinpoint what causes the disease in dogs, it’s crucial to give your pets a lot of exercise through long walks and playtime. Managing their weight is also a crucial factor. Furthermore, cold and damp weather... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis symptoms: Signs of debilitating condition that affects singer Robbie Williams
ARTHRITIS is a condition that causes pain and inflammation in joints in the body. More than 10 million people in the UK, including a number of celebrities, have it, but what are the symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

prednisolone (Orapred, Pediapred)
Title: prednisolone (Orapred, Pediapred)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/19/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - March 19, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

diclofenac and misoprostol (Arthrotec)
Title: diclofenac and misoprostol (Arthrotec)Category: MedicationsCreated: 11/22/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/19/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - March 19, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Studies point to vaccines as a potential cause of childhood joint pain
(Natural News) Many of us associate the joint pain and inflammation of arthritis with the elderly, a large number of whom do indeed suffer with this condition. In reality, however, many thousands of children also suffer with debilitating joint pain, most commonly in the form of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). As reported by Natural Health... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical Nurse Specialist- Endocrinology
Vacancies for Band 7 Senior Clinical Nurse Specialists in Endocrinology (QEHB and HGS) at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.Salary:£33,222-£43,041Interview date expected to be10 April 2019Two exciting opportunities have arisen for individuals to contribute towards the provision of excellent patient care within our Endocrinology and Diabetes Service. We are looking to appointment two Senior Clinical Nurse Specialists in Endocrinology. One post will be for our Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospital site (HGS) and the other for our Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham(QEHB) ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can psoriatic arthritis affect the feet?
Psoriatic arthritis can have many effects on the body. In this article, we look at how the condition can affect the feet, including symptoms, risk factors, treatments, and home remedies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psoriatic Arthritis Source Type: news

Psoriatic Arthritis and Road to Bone Damage
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - March 17, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news

Smoking May Not Inhibit Response to Rituximab in Rheumatoid Arthritis
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - March 17, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Perspective Source Type: news

South Africa: Quack Claims About Oxygen Treatment Are Dangerous
[GroundUp] If you go scuba-diving and come up to the surface too fast, you might need Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. But, experts warn, it can't treat cancer, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, autism, or arthritis, as some quack outfits are claiming. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Best supplements for arthritis: The natural compound proven to help stiff joints
BEST supplements for arthritis: Painful and inflamed joints can be debilitating and can make carrying out simple, everyday tasks difficult. But keeping your levels topped up of a certain natural compound could help relieve these symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Knee Pain Not Tied to Activity Levels in Knee Osteoarthritis
THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- Knee pain is not associated with daily walking levels in individuals with mild-to-moderate, symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (KOA), according to a study published online March 6 in Arthritis Care& Research. Nicholas... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis (PVNS)
Title: Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis (PVNS)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/14/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - March 14, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Noninvasive ultrasound stimulation of spleen could lead to new treatments for inflammatory arthritis
(University of Minnesota) Researchers at the University of Minnesota, in collaboration with researchers at Medtronic, have shown that noninvasive daily ultrasound stimulation of the spleen in mice with inflammatory arthritis resulted in significantly less joint swelling compared to arthritic mice that were not treated. The research is a first step to developing new treatment options for more than a million people in the United States who currently suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about psoriatic spondylitis
Psoriatic spondylitis is a form of arthritis that affects the spine. It can develop anywhere between the lower back and the neck. In this article, we look at the symptoms, causes, and treatment of psoriatic spondylitis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psoriatic Arthritis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stelara vs. Humira: What's the difference?
Stelara and Humira are two biologics that help treat immune conditions, such as psoriatic arthritis and Crohn ’s disease. In this article, we look at the similarities and differences in their effects, benefits, and risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Source Type: news