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At what point would my doctor prescribe leflunomide (Arava)?
Stephen Paget, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Date Added: 05/16/13

The way we treat rheumatoid arthritis, at least at my institution, is everyone gets started on Methotrexate, on full doses on a weekly basis. It is said that about 30% of people, that's all they really need. However, there are some people that Methotrexate really doesn't help. One way of moving f...
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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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