"Biologic" rheumatoid drugs safe for heart

Sat, 02 Dec 2006 04:22 AM EST

... NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Treating rheumatoid arthritis with "biologic" immunosuppressive drugs, such as TNF-blockers, neither increases nor decreases the risk of heart attack or stroke compared with use of methotrexate, the most commonly prescribed drug for rheumatoid arthritis, new research indicates. ...