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European Commission approves upadacitinib for PsA, ankylosing spondylitis

The European Commission has extended approval for AbbVie’s upadacitinib 15 mg to treat adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis and adult patients with active ankylosing spondylitis, according to a company press release.Previously approved…

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Depression rate lower with apremilast treatment for psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis

Depression rates were lower in patients treated with apremilast monotherapy for psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis and higher in those treated with biologics, corticosteroids and non-apremilast combinations, according to a presentation.“Data comparing the relative…

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Q&A: Physicians often attacked on social media for public health messaging

A survey conducted before the COVID-19 pandemic showed that almost one in four physicians were attacked on social media. This number is expected to be even higher now, according to one of the…

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GI, cardiovascular, autonomic, allergic symptoms more prevalent in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome experience significantly more prevalent gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, autonomic and allergic symptoms than those in the hospital without the disease, according to data published in Rheumatology.“Previous studies suggest associations between EDS…

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Biden reverses ban on transgender troops

President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Jan. 25 issued an executive order that allows transgender men and women to serve in the military again.The executive order reverses an order from President Donald J….

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Infographic: What Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Know About Heart Disease Risk

Having a rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis means a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease, but a new survey of CreakyJoints members reveals that many people with RA don’t know about this issue and aren’t…

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Preventing Heart Disease When You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis: Which Tests Do You Need?

Having rheumatoid arthritis raises your risk of heart disease, but getting certain tests to keep tabs on risk factors and symptoms can help you stay healthy. The post Preventing Heart Disease When You…

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease: 28 Ways You Can Lower Your Risk

People with rheumatoid arthritis have nearly a 50 percent greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease. But there’s a lot you can do in your daily life to protect your heart and stay healthy….

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease: Why You’re at Increased Risk

People with rheumatoid arthritis have nearly a 50 percent greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Knowing the different factors that can affect your heart disease risk is the first step in lowering it….

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Can IL-6 Inhibitor Rheumatoid Arthritis Medications Treat Severe COVID-19?

In a recent study, the biologic medications tocilizumab (Actemra) and sarilumab (Kevzara) benefited very sick COVID-19 patients. But other research is conflicting. The post Can IL-6 Inhibitor Rheumatoid Arthritis Medications Treat Severe COVID-19?…

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FierceHealthcare Newsfeed

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Here's how the NFL tackled the spread of COVID-19 among players, staff

Here’s how the NFL tackled the spread of COVID-19 among players, staffhlandiMon, 01/25/2021 – 17:51

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Civica Rx to build drug manufacturing facility to make sterile injectables

Civica Rx to build drug manufacturing facility to make sterile injectablesrkingMon, 01/25/2021 – 16:21

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Biden plans to issue executive orders for ACA exchanges, Medicaid: report

Biden plans to issue executive orders for ACA exchanges, Medicaid: reportrkingMon, 01/25/2021 – 15:04

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Primary care docs make up minority of spending on low-value care, study finds

Primary care docs make up minority of spending on low-value care, study findstreedMon, 01/25/2021 – 14:25

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Blues plans' high-performance network saving 11% on care compared to PPO

Blues plans’ high-performance network saving 11% on care compared to PPOpminemyerMon, 01/25/2021 – 14:18

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Rheumatology Advisor Newsfeed

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Unproven But Profitable Stem Cell Clinics

JAMA features a report on the controversy of stem cell treatments for musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders. Stem cell clinics are popular and proliferating as they are largely a cash business and fall outside of…

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Treat-to-Target in RA: No Increase in AEs

Implementing a treat-to-target approach for the care of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) did not result in an increase in adverse events or resource use, a post-hoc analysis of a randomized trial showed. In an…

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An Association between GCA and IBD ?

A population based analysis from Israel suggests that giant cell arteritis (GCA) patients may be at increased risk for  inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) mainly target. This research was based on sporadic reports in…

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FDA's Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Finalized

In response to the growing opioid crisis, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved the final Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS), designed to reduce the risk of abuse, misuse,…

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Breast Implant Study: More Worries or Not?

The Annals of Surgery reports on an anlaysis of FDA-mandated postmarket studies, including nearly 100,000 breast implant pprocedures, that showed silicone implants to be associated with higher rates of  Sjögren’s syndrome, scleroderma, rheumatoid…

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