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High BMI elevates risk of several rheumatic diseases – but not equally for everyone

Written by | 2 Jul 2023

A new study by Uppsala University shows that a higher body mass index (BMI) increases the risk of five different rheumatic diseases: rheumatism, osteoarthritis, gout, psoriatic arthritis and… read more.

Allergic (atopic) asthma/eczema linked to heightened risk of osteoarthritis

Written by | 30 Mar 2023

People with atopic (allergic) diseases like asthma or eczema may be at heightened risk of the painful and often disabling joint condition, osteoarthritis, finds research published online in… read more.

New guideline introduces recommendations for vaccinations in patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases

Written by | 9 Aug 2022

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) released a summary of its new treatment guideline for Vaccinations in Patients with Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases (RMDs). The effectiveness and safety of vaccines… read more.

ACR urges the FTC to thoroughly examine the impact of pharmacy benefit managers on prescription drug costs and access for people living with rheumatic disease

Written by | 26 May 2022

In comments submitted to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) urged the agency to address Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) business practices that drive up costs… read more.

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