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Do I have to take Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) medication for the rest of my life?
Stephen Paget, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Date Added: 05/16/13

People early on, if they're treated aggressively, can get off of their medications. Many people have a chronic problem and need to be on it long term.
Dr. Stephen Paget, MD, was the Physician-in-Chief and Chairman of the Division of Rheumatology at Hospital For Special Surgery and the Joseph P. Routh Professor of Medicine and Rheumatic Disease at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and the New York Presbyterian Hospital for fifteen years and is now the Physician-in-Chief Emeritus.
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