FDA Focus on TNF Blockers
A class of drugs is now under suspicion of causing cancer in children, adolescents and young adults under the age of 30. These are called Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blockers, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released an update regarding its ongoing safety review of these drugs.
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.
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.
Backsides and Rear Ends
Australian researchers have discovered a genetic link between a certain type of spinal arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.