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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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Apr 10

We don’t know yet if hydroxychloroquine can treat COVID-19, and Trump’s claims otherwise are dangerous
U.S. President Donald Trump has been touting the drug hydroxychloroquine with all the subtlety of a carnival barker, creating shortages for people who rely on it to treat their arthritis. But neither treatment nor prevention is supported by evidence yet. (The Arthritis Society is funding research...
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Dec 11

Innovative Medicines Canada bans members from paying doctors fees for IV infusions
Pharmaceutical companies will no longer be allowed to pay fees to Canadian doctors for overseeing intravenous infusions of their medications under a revised ethical code written by the industry group for brand-name drug makers. The goal is to remove incentives that encourage doctors to prescribe...
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Aug 16

Seniors were the only group to report slightly higher rates of cannabis use after legalization: Statistics Canada
Canadians aged 65 and older were the only age group to report slightly higher rates of cannabis usage after the drug’s legalization, new Statistics Canada numbers show. Kelly Gorman, director of public policy and government affairs at the Arthritis Society, said cannabis is a hot topic at...
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