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Single jab can beat arthritis
Daily Express [UK], by Jo Willey

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/8/2013 5:36:16 AM

A simple and cheap new treatment for rheumatoid arthritis is set to ­revolutionise the lives of patients ­crippled by the painful disease. Just a single injection of the new drug, developed by British scientists, is so potent it can give months of relief. Made from the human protein BiP, it ­mobilises the body’s immune system to help stop the disease in its tracks. As the first human trials of the drug begin, doctors say it is also showing promise as a treatment for brittle bone disease. That means it could help up to four million ­people in Britain who suffer

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The article goes on to quote very positive remarks from an official at the UK´s National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society. Generally, such officials are very cautious, muttering "more tests," "have to wait and see," but not this time. The drug is going into human trials now. Fingers crossed (if your arthritis permits) that it fulfills its promise. It sounds as if it might work for osteoarthritis too. My fingers are well and truly crossed for that.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/8/2013 6:23:31 AM     (No. 9165018)

If this drug is the miracle the article claims it is, then the Death Panel will outlaw it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/8/2013 6:50:08 AM     (No. 9165053)

The brits always seem to have these medical breakthroughs then claim they don´t have the money to administer them. Why isn´t this stuff available here?Maybe the FDA bribes aren´t big enough yet.

Didn´t they have a cure for diabetes a couple months ago?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rather Read, 2/8/2013 6:53:40 AM     (No. 9165062)

I know several people who suffer dreadfully from rheumatoid arthritis. I hope this is as good as they say.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: privateer, 2/8/2013 8:53:29 AM     (No. 9165250)

I wonder: which FOB (Friend of Barry-the-Blunderer) will get the exclusive corner and associated riches from marketing this in the USSA?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/8/2013 8:53:33 AM     (No. 9165252)

I give mrs. lakerman an injection of humira every two weeks. The cost of the medication, covered by our insurance, in 4 years, went from $1300 for a one month supply to $2000 for a one month supply.
But then her (lazy) rheumatologist finally shared information with her that allowed a cost reduction bringing the price down to about $300 a month.
If any reader here is taking humira, contact the drug company, and get on the program to reduce costs.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: zoidberg, 2/8/2013 9:23:34 AM     (No. 9165347)

What #5 said re: cost reduction applies to other RA drugs as well.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K, 2/8/2013 9:32:19 AM     (No. 9165370)

#2 - Bariatric surgery (gastric by-pass or gastric band) appears to instantly cure Type II diabetes.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JAN, 2/8/2013 9:47:15 AM     (No. 9165414)

If Barry offers a miracle one shot cure for all that ails you........RUN AWAY.

It´s probably cyanide.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: toddh, 2/8/2013 10:11:51 AM     (No. 9165464)

Regarding high drug prices, I´ve also contacted the drug company and arranged lower prices. It seems these programs are common. Why is there so much demonization of these people?

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