Ankylose This! Living with Ankylosing Spondylitis

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

PEI lags in drug approvals

The Arthritis Society is campaigning to raise the profile of arthritis patients during the upcoming provincial election in Prince Edward Island. Notably, they point to how long it takes the provincial drug plan to approve drugs: approvals for biologics lag behind other provinces, and even Celebrex isn't covered. Don't miss the boneheaded responses from the provincial parties that sidestep the question and talk about disease prevention and lifestyle choices: when you've got an inflammatory autoimmune disease, it's already too late for that, and you don't catch what we have from eating too many Ding-Dongs, you assclowns.

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Saturday, May 05, 2007

Celebrex approved for AS in Britain

As a result, I think, of the European Union's approval of Celebrex (celecoxib) to treat ankylosing spondylitis, the drug has now been granted a label extension for treating AS in the UK, Pfizer announced in a media release yesterday.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Celebrex approved for AS in Europe

Meanwhile, an announcement that will no doubt amuse those of you who've been using it to treat your ankylosing spondylitis for years, the European Union has approved Celebrex (celecoxib) for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis in adults. I'm surprised to discover that this is actually the first time a COX-2 drug has been approved for AS by the European Union.

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