The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released its annual Report to Congress reporting on 5 high-priority evidence gaps regarding women's health.
Chondroitin sulfate was shown to be more effective in reducing long-term progression of knee OA than celecoxib.
According to research published in The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, spontaneous knee effusion can be a primary symptom of Lyme disease even without the presence of a "bull's eye" rash.
The decision to discontinue the product is business-related and not due to product safety or efficacy.
AstraZeneca announced that the FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee (AAC) has recommended the approval of lesinurad 200mg tablets for the treatment of hyperuricemia associated with gout, in combination with a xanthine oxidase inhibitor.
Iroko announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Vivlodex (meloxicam), a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), for the management of osteoarthritis pain.
PTC Therapeutics announced positive results from the Phase 3 ACT DMD trial of Translarna (ataluren) for the treatment of nonsense mutation Duchenne muscular dystrophy (nmDMD).
Eli Lilly and Incyte announced positive topline results of RA-BEAM, the fourth Phase 3 study of baricitinib for patients with moderately-to-severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Amgen announced results from a 7-year, single-arm, open-label extension of the 3-year randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-center, international Phase 3 FREEDOM Study.
Bioventus announced the launch of Supartz FX (hyaluronic acid) for the management of knee osteoarthritis pain.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to TXA127 (angiotensin 1-7; Tarix Orphan) to reduce skeletal muscle damage and fibrosis and thereby improve muscle strength in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) patients.
According to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Study, infants exposed in the womb to the HIV drug tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, may have lower bone mineral content than those exposed to other anti-HIV drugs.
Eli Lilly and Incyte announced positive top-line results of RA-BEGIN, the third Phase 3 study evaluating the safety and efficacy of baricitinib for the treatment of patients with moderately-to-severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
The American College of Rheumatology, in conjunction with the Spondylitis Association of America and the Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network, has released new recommendations for both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (SpA).
Taro announced the launch of Keveyis (dichlorphenamide) tablets, the first therapy approved for the treatment of primary hyperkalemic and hypokalemic periodic paralysis and related variants.
Gensco Laboratories announced the launch of ColciGel (colchicinum 4X) indicated for the treatment and prophylaxis of acute gout flares in adults, the first prescription transdermal gel approved for this condition.
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR), in collaboration with the European League Against Rheumatism, has issued new publications on recommended screening, treatment, and management of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and new classification criteria for gout.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued another warning for canagliflozin, a sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, regarding the risk for bone fractures with new information about decreased bone mineral density.
Research in the journal Endocrinology indicates that exercise may partially reduce the risk of increased marrow adipose tissue associated with both diabetes and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor agonists (PPARs) medications for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Contrary to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) which concluded that epidural steroid injections were not helpful in the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis, a letter in the journal Pain Medicine states that epidural steroid injections may provide good short term benefit, lasting from weeks to months.
Amgen and UCB announced top-line results from the STRUCTURE trial evaluating romosozumab in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis at high risk for fracture previously treated with bisphosphonate therapy.
Janssen Biotech announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to update the label for Simponi Aria (golimumab for infusion) to include measures in both physical and emotional health in patients being treated for moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted AT001 (Audentes) Orphan Drug designation for the treatment of X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy (XLMTM).
Patients with gout often self-report foods like tomatoes and tomato products as dietary triggers, but consumption of these foods as a trigger of gout flares may not be supported by empirical evidence. A study in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders reports on a positive association between tomato consumption and serum urate levels, but suggests that there may be a biological basis.
Taro announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Keveyis (dichlorphenamide) tablets for the treatment of primary hyperkalemic and hypokalemic periodic paralysis.
Recent research has shown that an increasing number of men are using over-the-counter bodybuilding supplements to the point where it may be characterized as an eating disorder.
Postmenopausal women did not experience beneficial effects on bone mineral density, muscle function, muscle mass or falls with high-dose vitamin D, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
New research in Pediatrics suggests that children who are exposed to antibiotics could have an increased risk of newly diagnosed juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), but that antibiotic use could be a marker for abnormal immunity rather than a direct cause of JIA.
A drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was effective in patients with moderate to severe eczema, according to a study conducted by researchers from Yale School of Medicine.
Ipsen announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA) injection for the treatment of upper limb spasticity in adults.
Opioids are often prescribed to treat chronic lower back pain, but patients with comorbid psychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety could experience significantly less pain relief with this therapy and may be more likely to abuse their medication.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about the potential risk of purchasing counterfeit diazepam online.
Pfizer announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the New Drug Application (NDA) for Xeljanz (tofacitinib citrate) 11mg once daily modified release tablets for the treatment of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis in patients with inadequate response or intolerance to methotrexate.
Sarepta Therapeutics announced that it has completed a rolling submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for eteplirsen.
Novartis announced one year results from the Phase 3 FUTURE 2 study with Cosentyx (secukinumab) in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA).
Results from the National Health Interview Survey show that between 2008 and 2013, the percentage of people meeting the Department of Health and Human Services 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans increased for all age groups.
A study presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015) indicates that use of some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) could have a negative impact on female fertility, even with short-term use.
Mylan announced that it is expanding a voluntary recall of multiple injectable products to the hospital/user level due to the presence of visible foreign particulate matter.
A third of the world's population, about 2.3 billion people, is experiencing over five ailments, according to a new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) 2013.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warning consumers to not buy or use GC Natural's Pyrola Advanced Joint Formula, an herbal supplement marketed for joint pain.
Prolonged wearing of high-heeled shoes has been linked to injuries related to the plantarflexor (PF) and dorsiflexor (DF), but a new study in the International Journal of Clinical Practice has also found that it may initially strengthen ankle muscles but eventually can lead to a muscular imbalance, a predictor of ankle injury.
Regeneron and Sanofi announced results from their Phase 3 SARIL-RA-TARGET trial of sarilumab in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Osteo Bi-Flex announced the launch of Osteo Bi-Flex EASE, a mini-tab supplement that promotes joint comfort through a novel collagen-based formula.
A short course of oral steroids provided modest improvement in function and no significant improvement in pain for patients with acute radiculopathy (sciatica), a study published in JAMA has shown.
A new study has shown that treatment for overactive bladder (OAB) may lead to less falls among older adults.
Endo announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a label update for Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) for the treatment of adult Dupuytren's contracture (DC) patients with a palpable cord.
Nevro announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Senza System, a spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system as an aid in the management of chronic intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs, including pain associated with failed back surgery syndrome, low back pain, and leg pain.
Toxic levels of vitamin D are rarely seen in people taking supplements, according to Mayo Clinic researchers.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug designation to Resolaris (aTyr Pharma), a physiocrine-based product for the treatment of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD).
The FDA has approved an expansion of the Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA; Actavis) label for the treatment of adults with upper limb spasticity.
The FDA is warning pet owners, veterinarians, healthcare providers, and pharmacists that pets are at risk of illness and death when exposed to topical pain medications containing flurbiprofen.
The FDA is alerting healthcare providers and the public that counterfeit Botox (onabotulinumtoxin A; Allergan) has been found in the United States and may have been distributed to doctors' offices and clinics.
Contrary to popular advice, applying ice after a muscle impact injury may not contribute to angiogenesis and muscle regeneration and could actually delay recovery.
Celgene announced results from the ESTEEM Phase 3 clinical program for Otezla (apremilast) in patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.
Eli Lilly and Company and Incyte announced results from a second Phase 3 trial with baricitinib in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Noven announced the launch of Minivelle (estradiol transdermal system) 0.025mg/day, a new low dosage strength approved for the prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Amgen announced results for its Phase 3 study evaluating the safety and efficacy of biosimilar candidate ABP 501 compared to adalimumab (Humira; AbbVie) in patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending against the routine use of bone graft substitutes containing recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides in patients under 18 years old.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to deflazacort (Marathon Pharmaceuticals) for the treatment of patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).
A new study shows that women who experience menopausal symptoms (eg, severe hot flashes, night sweats) tend to have lower bone mineral density and higher rates of hip fractures vs. women who do not have menopausal symptoms.
Crealta announced results from two Phase 3 trials and one open-label extension trial on loss of urate-lowering response to Krystexxa (pegloticase) and risk of infusion reactions cited in the product's Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved labeling.
Eli Lilly and Company and Incyte Corp. announced results from the Phase 3 RA-BEACON study of baricitinib in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
A new drug could allow the long axons of spinal cord nerve cells to regenerate after paralyzing spinal cord injuries, unlike current treatments that may require touching the healing spinal cord.
According to a U.S. Census Bureau report, almost 40% of people ages ≥65 had at least one disability, of which two-thirds reported difficulty in walking or climbing.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA; Ipsen) for the treatment of upper limb spasticity in adults.
The Endocrine Society released a Clinical Practice Guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of Paget's disease of the bone.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug designation to CAT-1004 (Catabasis) for the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to buy or use "Feng Shi Ling," a product marketed as an herbal drug for pain due to rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.
Celgene announced results from two PALACE Phase 3 clinical trials with Otezla (apremilast) for the treatment of adults with active psoriatic arthritis and for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for phototherapy or systemic therapy.
Novartis announced results from the Phase 3 FUTURE 1 and FUTURE 2 studies with secukinumab in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA).
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company announced results of several new sub-analyses of the Phase 3b AVERT trial investigating the use of Orencia (abatacept) plus methotrexate (MTX) in biologic and MTX-naïve CCP-positive early moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients.
Men are three times less likely to undergo bone mass density (BMD) testing following a distal radial fracture compared to women, reports a new study.
Auxilium announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) for the treatment of up to 2 Dupuytren's contracture joints in the same hand during a single treatment visit.
Medac Pharma announced the launch of Rasuvo (methotrexate) injection for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, polyarticular course juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA), and psoriasis.
AbbVie announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Humira (adalimumab) for moderately to severely active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA) to reducing signs and symptoms in patients aged ≥2 years.
AbbVie announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Humira (adalimumab) for reducing signs and symptoms, and achieving and maintaining clinical remission, in pediatric Crohn's disease for patients ≥6 years old.
Noven announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new indication with a new dose of Minivelle (estradiol transdermal system) for the prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Celgene announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Otezla (apremilast) for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis for whom phototherapy or systemic therapy is appropriate.
The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) has released a list of tests and procedures that are commonly ordered but not always necessary.
Merck announced results from the Phase 3 LOFT study with odanacatib in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.
Ampio announced an update to the Phase 3 multicenter, double-blind STEP study of Ampion for osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee.
Iroko announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Zorvolex (diclofenac) capsules for the management of osteoarthritis pain.
Eagle Pharmaceuticals announced that the FDA has approved Ryanodex (dantrolene sodium) for injectable suspension, an antidote for the management of malignant hyperthermia (MH), along with the appropriate supportive measures.
American Health Packaging announced a voluntary recall of Ibuprofen Tablets 600mg and Oxcarbazepine Tables 300mg due to mislabeled inner unit dose blister packaging.
Medac Pharma announced that the FDA has approved Rasuvo (methotrexate) subcutaneous auto-injector for the management of rheumatoid arthritis, polyarticular-course juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA), and severe, recalcitrant, disabling psoriasis.
EarlySense has announced that the FDA has issued clearance for the Chair Sensor Solution, the first automatic contact-free sensor for continuous monitoring of patients' vital signs in a chair.
The FDA has cleared the first motorized device intended to act as an exoskeleton in individuals with paraplegia due to spinal cord injuries for use at home and in the community.
At EULAR 2014, scientists presented the possibility of using biomarkers to predict disease outcomes at 12 months in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).
Increased healthcare costs were associated with musculoskeletal disorders compared to other disease states, according to a new study presented at EULAR 2014.
Positions 11, 71, and 74 of the HLA-DRB1 gene was shown to be strong independent genetic determinants of radiological damage in rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
A potential biomarker of response to anti-TNF therapies in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been identified, which could lead to the personalization of RA treatment.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is present and frequently severe in most men with gout, reports research presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2014).
Cranial ultrasound is superior in sensitivity and has comparable specificity in the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis (GCA) compared to temporal artery biopsy (TAB), according to a new study.
At EULAR 2014, two studies shed insight on the relationship between dietary intake of monounsaturated fatty acids and cholesterol with disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA), respectively.
CT-P13, an infliximab biosimilar, achieved statistically similar improvements in disease activity disability, and mobility in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) compared to infliximab, results from the PLANETAS study found at EULAR 2014.
Romosozumab was found to significantly increase bone mineral density and bone content in the spine and hip in postmenopausal women compared to baseline and also compared to teriparatide and placebo, as presented at EULAR 2014.
Many patients with psoriatic arthritis were not receiving doses of TNFα inhibitor, adalimumab, to obtain optimal clinical benefit, according to data presented at EULAR 2014.
At EULAR 2014, new research showed that ultrasound-guided injections of growth factors-containing platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are no more effective than saline injection sin treating recently developed epicondylitis.
Obese patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have higher disease activity scores (DAS) than non-obese patients, regardless of their disease stage, scientists presented at EULAR 2014.
Recent findings identify a correlation between the presence of biomarkers in the blood (micro RNAs [miRNAs]) and the development of severe osteoarthritis of the knee or hip joint, as presented at EULAR 2014.