#Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Fibromyalgia: What Are the Differences?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a type of autoimmune disorder where your immune system attacks joint tissues, causing joint pain and stiffness. Fibromyalgia, on the other hand, is a neurological (affecting the nervous system) condition that causes fatigue and muscle pain, but is not considered a type of arthritis. Although rheumatoid...
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New warnings added to the labels of arthritis medications

On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration added its strictest warnings to the labels of drugs from Pfizer, Eli Lilly and AbbVie meant to treat arthritis called JAK inhibitors, citing risk of serious health issues and death in patients 50 and over. The agency reviewed Pfizer's Xeljanz after initial results...
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EU regulator backs Roche's arthritis drug for treating severe COVID-19

Dec 6 (Reuters) - The European Union's drug regulator on Monday recommended extending the use of Roche's (ROG.S) RoActemra arthritis drug for adult COVID-19 patients on systemic treatment with steroids and those who need oxygen support or mechanical ventilation. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said its human medicines committee evaluated...
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Daily OTC Pearl: Sambucol (Black Elderberry)

Elderberry has been used in alternative medicine as a possibly effective aid in treating constipation and other conditions. OTC/Lifestyle Pearl of the Day: Sambucol (Black Elderberry) Elderberry is a berry from a European or Black elder tree. The berries are used to make medicine. Other uses that have not been...

AbbVie Adds New Warning To Rinvoq (JAK Inhibitor) Label For Rheumatoid Arthritis

AbbVie Inc (NYSE: ABBV) announced an update to the U.S. Prescribing Information and Medication Guide for Rinvoq (upadacitinib) for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The update follows a Drug Safety Communication (DSC) issued in September by the FDA following its final review of the post-marketing study, evaluating Pfizer Inc's (NYSE: PFE) Xeljanz (tofacitinib) in patients with RA.

AbbVie Updates RINVOQ Indications for the Treatment of RA in the U.S.

Biopharmaceutical company AbbVie (ABBV) updated the U.S. Prescribing Information and Medication Guide for RINVOQ (upadacitinib), a selective JAK inhibitor designed to treat adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Reason for Update. On September 1, 2021, a Drug Safety Communication (DSC) was issued by the U.S. Food and Drug...
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Rinvoq Labeling Updated to Include Class Warnings Related to JAK Inhibitors

AbbVie has updated the prescribing information and medication guide for Rinvoq® (upadacitinib) to include additional information related to risks associated with systemically-administered Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other inflammatory diseases. The update follows the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Drug Safety Communication...


CELERY helps calm the nerves naturally, according to Hippocrates. It is perhaps because of its rich calcium content. Celery is a part of the Apiaceae family also has a strong effect on the kidneys, helping to eliminate wastes via the urine. And worldwide, it has a high reputation as an antirheumatic.

Jingle Bell Run raises thousands of dollars for Arthritis Foundation

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Runners got into the holiday spirit Sunday morning, all for a good cause. More than 100 people dressed up in their best outfits for the "Jingle Bell Run" at Delta Dental Stadium. Money raised from the festive event goes toward the Arthritis Foundation. "The treatments today, the...
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AbbVie updates U.S. labeling info for RINVOQ in rheumatoid arthritis

Following a Drug Safety Communication (DSC) issued by the FDA after the review of the post-marketing study for Pfizer’s (NYSE:PFE) XELJANZ (tofacitinib) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) has revised its U.S. label for its JAK inhibitor RINVOQ. The update, related to drug’s prescribing information for adults with moderate to...

The Real Reason Why Your Knees Pop

Ever noticed your knees pop after a long period of sitting down, or even after a good stretch? The sound may be alarming, but it's hardly ever combined with a sudden jolt of pain. This may seem strange, but it's actually a result of a natural occurrence in the body.

FDA warns of increased heart-related issues from Pfizer’s Xeljanz

(Reuters) -The U.S. health regulator has added a new “boxed warning” to Pfizer Inc’s arthritis drug, Xeljanz, and revised its prescription, citing increased risk of major cardiac-related problems in some patients, the drugmaker said on Friday. The warning, the Food and Drug Administration’s strictest, flags the risk of cardiovascular...