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Arthritis Pain and Sleep

The pain of arthritis makes it tough for many people to get a good night’s sleep. Worse yet, tossing and turning at night can actually increase the perception of pain. “There’s a reciprocal relationship between pain and poor sleep. The poorer people sleep, the more pain they tend to be in,” says Kevin Fontaine, PhD,… Read More »

FDA panel rejects Pfizer’s arthritis drug as too risky

U.S. health advisers sharply criticized an experimental arthritis drug Thursday, saying that it was too risky, even with limits on its use. The expert panel for the Food and Drug Administration voted 19-1 that the drug’s modest benefits don’t outweigh its considerable risks, even with proposed measures to restrict who gets the medicine. Pfizer is seeking… Read More »

The ‘effective’ natural supplement to protect against arthritis pain

Common arthritis symptoms include joint pain, inflammation, and restricted movement. There are two key types of arthritis in the UK; osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis to be diagnosed in the UK – around nine million people are believed to have osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis, meanwhile, is an auto-immune disease… Read More »

Tremfya (guselkumab) Approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the First Selective Interleukin (IL)-23 Inhibitor for Active Psoriatic Arthritis

Print this page HORSHAM, PA, July 14, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Tremfya (guselkumab) for adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA), a chronic progressive disease characterized by painful joints and skin inflammation.[1],[2] Tremfya is the first treatment… Read More »

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Doesn’t Harm Lungs: Study

MONDAY, July 13, 2020 — Treatment with the immunosuppressant methotrexate does not raise the risk of lung disease among rheumatoid arthritis patients, two new studies claim. At least 5% to 10% of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients develop interstitial lung disease, which leads to inflammatory changes in lungs that are accompanied by a dry cough and… Read More »