Even with the plethora of new therapies, there has not been much improvement in this risk, he said.
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“This is still a problem that is very important for all of us,” Dr. Klareskog said. “The major message when we’re talking about comorbidity is that we have a fantastic opportunity here to do something.”
Thomas Collins is a freelance medical writer based in Florida.
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