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The price of escalating drug dose to treat rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with its characteristic joint swelling, inflammation, pain and stiffness, may be treated with biologic disease-modifying drugs. One class of drug belonging to this group inhibits tumor necrosis factor (TNF), which plays an important role

Maximizing conservation investment for recovering endangered species

Forty years ago the US Endangered Species Act (ESA) went into effect, and today it protects around 1,500 different species. While the ESA has been successful in bringing some species back from the brink of extinction, it

Clinical studies ask: “Are less expensive ‘biosimilar’ drugs as effective and safe as current drugs?”

Several debilitating diseases caused by disorders in a patient’s immune system – often called ‘immune-mediated diseases’ – have become easier to treat in the last two decades following the discovery of drugs called ‘biologics’. Biologics act on

Older Australians in nursing homes have limited access to complementary medicines for pain relief

In Australia and elsewhere, older people living in the community use complementary medicines (CM) to manage the symptoms of chronic illnesses, especially pain, and to supplement ‘conventional’ medical treatments for the same conditions. The bulk of CM

Routine brain MRIs may not be needed after meningioma surgery

A meningioma is a very common form of a brain tumor that tends to affect elderly patients and women. Most patients with meningiomas do not need any treatment, however, certain groups undergo surgical removal of the tumor.