New breakthrough jab set to ease pain of arthritis sufferers
London: Researchers have developed a new jab, which when injected once every two weeks into the body, can ease the crippling symptoms of arthritis.
During the year-long trial on 1,200 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, researchers found that it successfully helped improve their condition by up to 20 percent.
According to Tanya Momtahen , irreversible joint damage can be a consequence for patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and this is accompanied by reduced physical function.
The new drug works by targeting a protein called IL-6 which is responsible for causing painful inflammation.