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Author | Patrick Campbell

Patrick Campbell is the assistant managing editor of Rheumatology Network, as well as its sister publications Practical Cardiology and Endocrinology Network. Prior to joining these brands, he led coverage of cardiology and diabetes with HCPLive. Before joining parent company MJH Life Sciences in 2019, he spent time as a beat reporter with the Pocono Record in Stroudsburg, PA, and Star News Group in Manasquan, NJ. He also touts experience in multimedia, having spent time as a freelance multimedia specialist with NJ Advance Media and multimedia coordinator at the Pocono Record. Follow him on Twitter @RealPatCampbell or reach him via email at PCampbell@mjhlifesciences.com.


Trials Examining Cannabis for Pain Relief Receive Disproportionate Media Coverage, Regardless of Results

A systematic review and meta-analysis assessing more than a dozen double-blind, placebo-controlled trials evaluating cannabis-based products for pain relief suggest these studies were the recipient of a disproportionate level of media coverage that was not associated with the results of each study.

Trial Finds 1-Week Methotrexate Hold As Effective for Vaccine Response as 2-Week Hold

A trial comparing a 1-week methotrexate hold following seasonal influenza vaccination against the standard 2-week hold among patients with rheumatoid arthritis using methotrexate suggests there were no significant differences in positive vaccine response with either approach.

Early TNF Inhibitor Initiation in Ankylosing Spondylitis Linked to Increase Cardiovascular Risk

An analysis of more than 17,000 Veterans suggests early initiation of TNF inhibitor therapy in patients with ankylosing spondylitis was associated with an increased risk of incident cardiovascular disease and major adverse cardiovascular events.