Arthritis

Tanezumab — FDA Allows Trials To Continue On This Horror Drug

Tanezumab was going to be Pfizer’s next cash cow. It was one of a new class of anti-nerve growth factor (anti-NGF) drugs, which blocks a key protein that helps deliver your body’s pain signals. So when people with severe joint pain enrolled for tanezumab trials, they were desperately searching for relief. Even though the drug […]

Walking Away The Pain Of Arthritis

If you suffer from arthritis pain, more specifically osteoarthritis in the knee, here’s a step you can take to reduce your pain and get more mobility. Actually it’s 3,000 steps. But you don’t have to do them all at once. Osteoarthritis: Walking the walk A long-term study from Boston University in the US, found that the […]

Xeljanz Might Grow Your Hair But At A Deadly Cost

The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer must be rubbing its hands in anticipation… because if it gets its way the super risky, super expensive arthritis drug Xeljanz could become one of the company’s hottest sellers. And not because it can “cure” arthritis, or any other disease, for that matter. Hair to die for In the past we’ve […]

The Link Between Gum Disease And Arthritis

Yesterday, I told you about a new study that showed how the presence of oral bacteria in the bloodstream (caused by gum disease) can increase risk factors associated with atherosclerotic heart disease, like increased cholesterol and inflammation. I also mentioned that the mainstream has been slow to cotton onto the idea that gum disease may […]