Features July 2003 Issue

Arthritis Drugs: Why New Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Better

Copy-cat drugs mean healthier profits for the drug companies. That doesn’t translate to healthier benefits for you.

You’ve probably noticed—in all the media—that there are many more drug ads today, describing magic new elixirs for the “Pain and Suffering of Arthritis,” promising there’s “More to Life Than Osteoarthritis Pain” or how a drug can “Help You Enjoy Everyday Things Again.” Perhaps you’re thinking, I’ve got to get this new drug—so you call your doctor and ask for a prescription. …

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