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Injectable Methotrexate in Serious Short Supply
Injectable methotrexate is in critical short supply. The supply is not meeting the demand. Hospitals across the U.S. may deplete their existing stock within the next two weeks. What caused the shortage and should you be concerned? Read more...

What Are PPI Drugs?
More information has surfaced about adverse effects associated with PPI drugs (proton pump inhibitors such as Nexium, Prevacid, Protonix, Aciphex). Some arthritis patients treated with NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) also take PPI drugs. Read more...
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Cancer Rate 4 Times Higher in Kids With Juvenile Arthritis
The rate of cancer is 4 times higher in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis compared to kids without the disease. Researchers do not believe it is due to treatment with TNF blockers. Read more...

Joint Surgery Becoming Less Common Among Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
According to a report published online January 15, 2012 in the Journal of Rheumatology, the rates of joint surgery continue to decrease for rheumatoid arthritis patients, especially those who have been recently diagnosed. Read more...


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