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About Arthritis


Arthritis is a collection of conditions affecting joints and other tissues. It causes pain, restricts mobility and diminishes quality of life.

It's serious. 1 in 5 Canadians live every day with arthritis and there is no cure.

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Arthritis Types A-Z


In this section arthritis experts provide you with information on the main types of arthritis, frequently asked questions, treatments and suggestions for self-management.

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Jan 08

AbbVie Receives Health Canada Approval of new oral RA Medication RINVOQ® (upadacitinib) Inflammatory forms of arthritis can be aggressive, and in the absence of a cure, medication can play a vital role in the treatment plan,. Patients and their physicians need access to a variety of treatment options. The Arthritis Society welcomes the approval of new treatments that expand the... Newswire.ca
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Jul 04

1 in 4 medical cannabis users say it's now harder to access cannabis since recreational legalization According to a recent survey jointly commissioned by Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM), the Arthritis Society and the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA), access issues are just one of the unintended consequences of recreational cannabis legalization affecting medical... Newswire.ca
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Mar 06

Promising New Findings on Using Biologic Drugs Before and During Pregnancy New research from British Columbia suggests that biologics are safe to use before and during pregnancy to treat automimune diseases, such as arthritis.  Newswire.ca