Enbrel Patent Could Delay Generic Competition Until 2028

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“Amgen said Tuesday that a new patent had been granted that could protect its big-selling drug Enbrel from generic competition for 17 more years, a development that could undermine some of the savings contemplated in the federal health care legislation. Enbrel, which is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, was one of several biotechnology drugs that were expected to …

Merck Will Pay 950 Million Dollars To Settle Vioxx Investigation

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NEW YORK— The U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday that drug maker Merck will pay $950 million to resolve investigations into its marketing of the painkiller Vioxx. The agency said Merck will pay $321.6 million in criminal fines and $628.4 million as a civil settlement agreement. It will also plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge that it marketed Vioxx as …

Kayleigh-Payne

Kayleigh Payne

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Real Profiles of Rheumatoid Arthritis Photos © Kayleigh Payne Name? Kayleigh Payne Age? 24 Location? Westmeath, Ireland How long have you lived with RA? Almost 12 years. What advice would you give to someone who has just been diagnosed with RA? GET THE RIGHT MEDICAL TEAM AROUND YOU!!! Shop around for the right consultant for you if needs be, I …

It’s About Us

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“RA Guy’s website about living with rheumatoid arthritis is without a doubt the best RA website on the Internet. His posts about his personal journey through life with RA are thoughtful, life affirming, inspirational and down-to-earth. They’re also reliably factual about the disease and the drugs that treat it. He’s an excellent writer with a seemingly endless supply of post …

Put One Foot In Front Of The Other

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During my past almost decade of living with rheumatoid arthritis, there have been many times when the act of walking requires me to concentrate on each and every step. My entire world comes down to tightening my grasp on my crutch handles, and moving one foot in front of another. Yes, I might be moving at a snails pace…but at …