new drugs on the horizon for rheumatoid arthritis

There's lots of excitement about all the new drugs on the horizon for rheumatoid arthritis...Arava, Enbrel, Celebrex, Vioxx.

Arava (leflunomide) is a new disease-modifying antirheumatic drug. Hoechst is marketing it now in the U.S...later in Canada.

It's for first-line an alternative to methotrexate, hydroxychloroquine, etc.

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