Arthritis Society calls for more research into medical cannabis and its impact on managing arthritis
Two thirds of Canadians currently using medical cannabis do so to ease arthritis pain
In a position paper issued today, The Arthritis Society calls for more research into the efficacy and safety associated with the use of medical cannabis as a therapy to alleviate symptoms of pain and fatigue caused by a chronic disease.
Subsequent-entry biologics set to alter the arthritis treatment landscape
Patient safety paramount as new class of medications become available
With the arrival of subsequent-entry biologics (SEBs) set to alter the arthritis treatment landscape, The Arthritis Society released new resources to educate stakeholders on their potential impact. The bottom line: safety and strong public policy must guide SEB use, and patients must be well informed when speaking to their healthcare team.
$3.4 million committed to 18 new arthritis research projects
New projects include smartphone app to manage pain in kids
The Arthritis Society today announced the commitment of $3.4 million in funding for arthritis research across Canada this year. The funding will be used to fund both established researchers as well as provide young investigators with their first opportunities to explore novel ideas within the field of arthritis research. A total of 18 new projects will be funded.
“Canadians with arthritis should know that we are fast approaching real answers to questions that have puzzled arthritis researchers for decades,” says Joanne Simons, chief mission officer at The Arthritis Society. “More sophisticated equipment and advanced technology have enabled us to study disease development and progression more accurately than ever.”
‘Voices of Arthritis’ Launches Awareness Month
Plus: new survey results underscore prevalence of pain in people living with arthritis
In support of the over 4.6 million Canadians living with the disease, The Arthritis Society is kicking off September with a “Voices of Arthritis” video series featuring well-known Canadians from different walks of life telling their arthritis stories, including: