Rheumatoid ArthritisInfo Center

FDA Approves First Biosimilar Etanercept
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first biosimilar etanercept. 
Are 'Generic' Biologics the Same as the 'Brand'?
Generic versions of often expensive brand-name biologic medications appear safe and effective on the whole, a new study found.
Second Biosimilar Gets FDA Nod
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the second-ever biosimilar, and it's meant to treat multiple conditions that affect the immune system.
Novel Arthritis Rx Shows Promise
It's not yet approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but a new refractory rheumatoid arthritis drug has shown potential in a phase III trial.
Good News for Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment
Anti-TNFs are a class of medications often used to treat inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis (RA). But when an anti-TNF fails, what's the next step?
Got Arthritis? Take Care of Your Teeth
If those aching joints are a result of rheumatoid arthritis, it may be a signal to take extra care of your teeth.
How Fish Might Affect Your Immune Health
Seafood is always a great choice for protein if you’re young and female, right? Not so fast.
Another Reason to Quit: Smoking and Back Pain
Of all the parts of the body smoking can damage, the back doesn't seem like it would be one of them. Many smokers with lower back arthritis, however, may beg to differ. Smokers with this condition may not respond as well to treatment as nonsmokers.
Virus or Arthritis? Diagnosis Not Always Clear
Despite its name, the chikungunya virus has nothing to do with chickens. It may, however, have something to do with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Get Active for Improved Arthritis Symptoms
Improving arthritis symptoms may be as simple as getting some exercise.