" Genetic variations may hold clues to rheumatoid arthritis -- suggesting not only who will develop the painful condition, but also predicting its severity and even who might die from it, a new study says.
"Genetic factors predisposing to disease, to disease severity, and response to treatment will allow tailoring treatment to individual patients' needs," said lead researcher Dr. Sebastien Viatte, a research fellow at the University of Manchester in England."
"Drugs known as biologics have grabbed headlines over the years, both for their potential in fighting cancer and other diseases, and for their high price tag.
Now, the FDA's approval of the first so-called "biosimilar" drug clears the way for manufacturers to make lower-cost versions of those expensive drugs, saving patients money and improving access to the medications."
Read the article above for more information on what biosimilar drugs are, why they are important, and how they can help people.
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"Need a little help sometimes? Maybe getting out of a chair, cooking a meal, or writing out a shopping list? You can make life with rheumatoid arthritis easier with a few handy helpers that don't cost a lot." -- the link above has more information.
Here is a list of tools (most cost under $20) that can help you have more freedom and less pain. Has anyone here tried any of these devices? Or will you try them?View Thread
Daniel P. Malito has suffered from R.A. for over 28 years. He has written an autobiography of what it was like to live with the disease since age 9, and he blogs, does interviews, and spreads awareness whenever possible. Check out the link above to view all of his R.A. resources!View Thread
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Has anyone here looked into topical pain relief to fight RA pain? It provides phenomenal pain relief without any pills or side effects. A family member of mine gets topical pain gels through a pharmacy in the midwest, A&R Pharmacy in Liberty, MO, and all he does is apply the gel whenever he's in pain. He has had significant results since going this route and I highly recommend it for anyone struggling with pain and/or pills. I hope this helps!View Thread
ThePain.ca is a new website aiming to change the conversation about arthritis. Arthritis pain is physical, emotional and even financial. But sharing your pain is power: share your experiences with RA pain and learn from others by reading their stories. Together, let's bring this out into the open because, while arthritis pain can take your breath away, it shouldn't take away your voice. View Thread
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