Osteoarthritis: New trial drug may have powerful anti-inflammatory effect

By: Riley Kleemeier

Researchers from the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with the pharmaceutical company AKL Research & Development, have found a new drug (APPA) that has the potential to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other conditions resulting from inflammation.

APPA has shown that it may help keep the immune system functioning properly and reduce “bad” inflammation, while simultaneously ensuring that its protective functions still work.

The trial data also may have the potential to impact treatment for COVID-19 in terms of the inflammation associated with the condition.

Please read more about the trial drug here.

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  • Very interested in this trail as I’m a suffer chronic osteoarthritis through out whole of my whole of my spine hands feet neck all over my body ,up to now only offer opioids diazepam ,can’t take anti inflammatory because my stomach ,most rheumatologist say there is nothing to give me ,I’m not sure if it’s all osteoarthritis I think I have auto immune disease too ,very interested if there is a new drug come out for osteoarthritis I’m getting no help from anyone so be very grateful if you could help very desperate in so much pain .always with medical they say there is only anti inflammatory and pain killers which are not doing a thing ,life so miserable no life at all


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