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Rheumatoid Arthritis


The EU approved the formidable drug Tocilizumab, also known as the brand name RoACTEMRA, which is marketed by Roche Pharmaceuticals, at the end of April 2014. As the only FDA approved medication for treating systemic JIA and polyarticular JIA in children, Tocilizumab is well regarded in the United States. Tocilizumab is approved by both the[…]

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Diclofenac Potassium CAS# 15307-81-0, also known as the brand name Zipsor, netted an astounding three million dollars in sales for the first quarter of 2013. Depomed Incorporated, who markets the NSAID, recently reported their better than expected financials regarding this efficacious treatment for arthritis and pain. The patent for Zipsor expires on July 15, 2019,[…]

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The recent approval by the FDA for the Methotrexate injection was encouraging news for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The FDA gave a nod to approve Methotrexate as the brand name OTREXUP, which is marketed by Antares Pharma on October 16, 2013. This subcutaneous injectable treatment is quite novel, as it is the very first and[…]

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Baricitinib has been the source of encouraging news for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis this week. On June 13, 2013 both Lilly and Incyte revealed at The European League Against Rheumatism, or EULAR, that the new drug Baricitinib is an efficacious treatment option for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. As a Janus kinase, or JAK inhibitor, Baricitinib[…]

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On March 6, 2013 encouraging results from a study involving rheumatoid arthritis medications were published. This study, available in the March 6 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, reassured patients who are taking the newest medications. Results concluded from this particular study revealed that these drugs do not appear to raise the[…]

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Etanercept, known by the trade name Enbrel, is indicated for reducing the signs and symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis. In addition, etanercept, CAS number 185243-69-0, is effective in reduction of symptoms as related to Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, and Plaque Psoriasis. Developed by researchers at Immunex, etanercept is marketed as Enbrel by[…]

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