World Pharma News has reported that new research has led to results which could lead to improved arthritis drugs.
Heart attacks and strokes are increased with the use of many arthritis drugs, and that is possibly avoidable according to researchers at Imperial College London. A specific enzyme which is blocked by the drugs has been discovered not to be present in blood vessels, rather focussed in the brain, gut and other areas. These findings will lead to more appropriate, targeted and safer drugs being developed for arthritic patients.
With the enzyme, which reduces clotting, being found to be in different places to that in which it was thought to be, the proposed drugs could lead to safer practices with far less side effects. Whilst the drugs will not be developed for a number of years, and marketed even later, it is still good news for future arthritis sufferers.