Revolutionary Drugs May Ease Your Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

Biologics are known as a miracle drug for many, but its important to understand who can benefit.

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If you have inflammatory arthritis, easing your pain may seem out of reach. Yet, for those with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a group of drugs called biologic response modifiers, or biologics, is making pain relief a powerful reality.Traditional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), like methotrexate, can help RA patients, but not everyone goes into remission or achieves lesser disease activity from this approach alone, says Cleveland Clinic rheumatologist Linda Mileti, MD. Biologics have filled what was previously an unmet need for those patients who dont respond to DMARDs, she says. For so many, biologics have revolutionized their lives, to the point where they dont even feel like they have arthritis.
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