Steroids: Therapy With An Evil Side

Steroid drugs are powerful anti-inflammatories, but their long-term use can accelerate bone loss.

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When cortisone was first introduced 50 years ago, it was hailed as a cure for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Everyone who took it seemed to get better. But then its down side- serious, long-lasting side effects -soon became apparent. Steroids are effective anti-inflammatory drugs that can quickly control a flare up of arthritis. But there isn't a dose you can stay on forever without suffering side effects, says Daniel Mazanec, M.D., director of the Center for…
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