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Does tocilizumab increase cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

This study investigated if tocilizumab (TCZ; Actemra) increases cardiovascular (CVD) risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
They found that CVD risk associated with TCZ was similar to other biological drugs. 


Some background


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is caused by excessive inflammation. Inflammation leads to pain and swelling in the joints. Patients with RA also have a higher risk of cardiovascular (CVD) complications. Patients

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