Hydroxychloroquine not linked to longer heart rhythm intervals in rheumatoid arthritis or lupus patients — ScienceDaily

New research presented at ACR Convergence, the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting, discovers that use of hydroxychloroquine, a generic drug, does not cause any significant differences in QTc length or prolonged QTc, key measures of heart rate, in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common […]

The arthritis drug tocilizumab doesn’t appear to help fight COVID-19

An initial crop of clinical trials testing an anti-inflammatory drug against COVID-19 do not look promising. The best available evidence among these trials “doesn’t show that this drug is beneficial,” says Adarsh Bhimraj, an infectious diseases physician at the Cleveland Clinic, who was not involved in the research. The drug, tocilizumab, is a treatment for […]