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Low-dose naproxen should not be administered along with aspirin

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Low-dose naproxen given close to the dosing of aspirin interferes with aspirin’s antiplatelet effects, according to a report in the November 23rd online Arthritis & Rheumatism. “The results of this experiment clearly showed that the administration of naproxen given 2...

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Hydroxychloroquine improves lipid profiles in rheumatoid arthritis patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Hydroxychloroquine may reduce the heightened risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Use of hydroxychloroquine to treat rheumatoid arthritis is associated with reductions in cholesterol and triglycerides, a team with the Geisinger Health System in...

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Tocilizumab effective for rheumatoid arthritis when methotrexate insufficient

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The IL-6 receptor-blocking monoclonal antibody tocilizumab inhibits joint damage in patients with rheumatoid arthritis that is not adequately controlled with methotrexate, according to study results reported in the November 19th online issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism. In...