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Clinical Trial Results for an RA Biosimilar are Encouraging

Results are coming in from clinical trials of biosimilar drugs for rheumatoid arthritis. One new study shows comparable outcomes to an existing therapeutic, but some concerns are being raised about potential and pitfalls. (Photo credit @sfam_photo.)

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Aerobic exercise benefits rheumatoid arthritis patients

Cardiorespiratory fitness is low among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) – but improving fitness also improves risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and coupled with combination therapy, may lower disease activity as well as foster increased physical activity, recent studies show.

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Psoriasis

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Antibiotics

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Intravenous Medications

Clinical trial of 120 RA patients shows that adalimumab (Exemptia) works as well as adalimumab (Humira).

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