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10 Ways to Avoid Fatal Methotrexate Errors

Three recent cases of fatal reactions to low­-dose oral methotrexate due to interactions and dosing errors highlight the need to improve safety.

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Continuing azathioprine and prednisolone past 2 years from diagnosis was superior to withholding them.

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EULAR developed a comprehensive but practical update describing standardized procedures.

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Rheumatology leaders prescribe legislative fixes for drug cost and access issues.

The higher the dose the patient is exposed to, the greater the risk.

Canakinumab lowers CRP level and may significantly lower the incidence of recurrent cardiovascular events.

A new noninvasive approach to assessment for patients receiving methotrexate therapy might reduce the number of liver biopsies.

Study authors called for early screening and regular monitoring risk in patients with these disorders.

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