RA Medicines May Increase Skin Cancer Risks
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) increases a person's risk for some types of cancer such as lymphoma and lowers the risk of other types such as colon and breast. Now, it seems medications for RA increase the risk for another kind of cancer.
Psoriasis Drugs Not Linked to Cardiovascular Problems
Early reports indicating drugs treating psoriasis were linked to major cardiovascular events seem to lack evidence.
FDA Drug Safety Communication: TNF blockers
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public that it continues to receive reports of a rare cancer of white blood cells (known as h epatosplenic T-Cell lymphoma or HSTCL ), primarily in adolescents and young adults being treated for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis with medicines known as tumor necrosis factor ( TNF ) blockers, as well as with azathioprine , and/or mercaptopurine . Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis cause inflammation of the digestive system. Common symptoms are pain in the abdomen, cramps, and diarrhea. Bleeding from the rectum, wei...
Arthritis Drugs May Keep Diabetes at Bay
Even if a drug was meant to fight one disease, it often happens that the drug can protect patients against other health problems. This seems to be the case with some arthritis drugs.
Body Battles Arthritis Drug
Many rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients are taking Humira to relieve their pain. While the drug relieves pain for most patients, others find that Humira has little effect on their RA symptoms. Researchers may have discovered why the drug may not work in some patients.
Facts About Rheumatoid Arthritis
New rheumatoid arthritis drugs are on the horizon, both in clinical trials and the lab. What does this mean for people who live with RA?
Backsides and Rear Ends
Australian researchers have discovered a genetic link between a certain type of spinal arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.