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Treatment with Abatacept (ORENCIA®) for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Richard M. Pope, MD
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Date Added: 05/02/13

Treatment with Orencia or Abatacept is used in patients who have moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. Generally, these are patients who have not responded to disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, these are called DMARDs. Methotrexate is the "Gold Standard" if you will for DMARD thera...
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Richard M. Pope, MD, is the Chief, Division of Medicine-Rheumatology and Mabel Greene Myers Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL.
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