In the News: 09/04

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Rituximab Seen As RA Breakthrough A recent clinical study has revealed that rituximab (marketed as Rituxan), a therapeutic antibody that selectively targets the bodys B-cells, which are thought to play a key role in inflammatory rheumatoid arthritis, may be a significant breakthrough for RA sufferers. The study encompassed 11 countries and included 161 patients with moderate-to-severe, long-standing (average duration 10.4 years) RA who had failed to respond to methotrexate or various disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Two…
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