Medications

Simponi Aria (golimumab) Approved by the FDA for Active Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Extension of Its Active Psoriatic Arthritis Indication in Patients 2 Years of Age and Older

HORSHAM, PA, September 30, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Simponi Aria (golimumab) for patients 2 years of age and older for the treatment of active pJIA and has extended the PsA indication for this same patient population. “This […]

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Arthritis drug may improve respiratory function in some patients with severe covid-19

A small study in Greece found that the clinically approved anti-inflammatory drug anakinra, used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, improved respiratory function in patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The eight patients also had a condition called secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (sHLH), which is characterized by overactivation of the immune system and organ failure. One patient, […]

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How a plant-based diet can ease rheumatoid arthritis

Switching to a plant-based diet can alleviate the pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis, a new study shows. Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of inflammatory polyarthritis, characterized by inflammation in more than four joints. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system attacks the synovium—the lining of the membranes that surround your joints, the Mayo Clinic states […]

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Psoriasis therapy linked to reduced coronary inflammation in patients with skin condition: Novel imaging biomarker could track interventions on coronary artery disease

Researchers have found that anti-inflammatory biologic therapies used to treat moderate to severe psoriasis can significantly reduce coronary inflammation in patients with the chronic skin condition. Scientists said the findings are particularly notable because of the use of a novel imaging biomarker, the perivascular fat attenuation index (FAI), that was able to measure the effect […]

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Left untreated, arthritis can affect organs, lower life expectancy

At least one in four men and women in India have varying degrees of bone and joint degeneration after 50, with age-related wear and tear, injury, obesity, osteoporosis and rheumatism being the leading causes of pain and restricted movement. Living with pain is not inevitable, said experts. “Many people think arthritis and related conditions, such […]

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Yoga could help millions of arthritis patients

Yoga could help millions of arthritis patients: Doing the downward dog, lotus and crab ‘reduces symptoms of the agonising condition’ Yoga lowers markers of inflammation in a patient’s blood after just eight weeks  Sufferers also reported less swelling and tenderness in their joints Made life easier and helped the patients stick to their medicine regimen  […]