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Hope for rheumatiod arthritis sufferers

2nd July 2010

Rheumatoid arthritis patients look set to benefit from a new drug following a change of mind by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

The NHS rationing watchdog had initially planned to ban the treatment RoActerma, despite the fact it is prescribed to patients in Scotland as well as those in most other European countries but has now published draft guidance recommending the treatment, bringing hope to the 37,000 sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis who cannot be helped by the drugs available.

 

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Article Information

Title: Hope for rheumatiod arthritis sufferers
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 15375
Date Added: 2nd Jul 2010

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