Features August 2003 Issue

New Weapons For Joint Defense

When your immune system turns against you, it’s time to consider alternative therapies. New drugs are leading the way.

The news coming out of a recent American Medical Association press briefing on inflammatory diseases was not just encouraging—it was extraordinary.

“During the past decade,” journalists were told by Dr. Steve Abramson of the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City, “there has been a molecular revolution that has moved therapies from bench to bedside with amazing speed. We have entered an unprecedented period in which every year there is something to be hopeful…

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