new drugs coming out for rheumatoid arthritis

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

Arava (leflunomide, Hoechst) is a new disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD). It's for first-line an alternative to methotrexate, hydroxychloroquine, etc.

Arava is an immunomodulator. It reduces the production of T-cells to reduce pain and slow joint destruction.

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