Psoriatic Arthritis Medication Otezla Approved by FDA

Psoriatic Arthritis Medication Otezla Approved by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a medication for treatment of psoriatic arthritis, which causes joint pain, swelling and stiffness in patients with psoriasis. Drug maker Celgene Corporation is studying Otezla (generic name apremilast) as a possible treatment for psoriasis. The medication is expected to be available to patients this month. Otezla is […]

Knee Surgery or Take a Sugar Pill?

Knee Surgery or Take a Sugar Pill?

Have knee surgery or take a sugar pill? A new study based on a common knee surgery showed a placebo effect works the same as having the actual surgery. The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicating that¬†arthroscopic partial meniscectomy may actually be ineffective in reducing pain in patients. In most […]

Study: Sarilumab Hailed New Hope for Arthritis Sufferers

Study: Sarilumab Hailed New Hope for Arthritis Sufferers

A recent study finds new hope for arthritis sufferers called Sarilumab. This study found success of a new drug that reportedly eases the crippling symptoms of this painful disease. Patients who tried the new drug found that they experienced less inflammation to their joints and were indeed more mobile. Sarilumab was developed by a French […]