It appears that whenever the United States Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) is under fire, patients become a little scared and begin
asking me about "natural" therapies for rheumatoid arthritis.
Well, the FDA is on the hot seat again. You know: the tomato
And I am being asked about something safe and effective --... Read more
No, this is not the title of a Nancy Drew novel that begs
But I have had many patients asking me about the
significance of the black box warning on Enbrel. And why was there no black box warning before this?
Well, to review the facts of this case, up until recently,
Enbrel was alone among the anti-tumor necrosis... Read more
States is becoming unhealthier: The rates of obesity, diabetes and metabolic
syndrome are on a continued upward trendl.
Unfortunately, these illnesses of an inactive and overeating society are
having a negative impact on those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.
Metabolic syndrome is a combination of conditions... Read more
Recently, the pharmaceutical company Amgen (the makers of
Enbrel) announced that the results of a Phase 3 trial had been published which
studied the drug denosumab in postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Denosumab treatment significantly increased bone density in
the lumbar spine compared to placebo, in addition to the hip, the wrist and... Read more
ANSWER TO QUESTION REGARDING "OVERLAPPING ARTHRITIS"
From a reader: "I have
an overlapping arthritis, based on my last x-rays, I have deterioration in all
of the fingers on my left hand, as well as my knuckles and wrists on both
hands. I also have deterioration in 3 fingers on my right hand. ...
I would like to know
if you... Read more