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Ethical aspects of new medicines targeted at treatment of RA
  1. Rheumatology Division
  2. Hospital Xeral-Calde
  3. Lugo, Spain
  1. Dr M A González-Gay, Section of Rheumatology, Hospital Xeral-Calde Lugo, c/ Dr. Ochoa s/n, 27004 Lugo, Spain miguelaggay{at}

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We read with interest the article reported by Kreutzet al “European regulatory aspects on new medicines targeted at treatment of rheumatoid arthritis”.1 The use of placebo studies for the development of new medicines in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) remains controversial.2 Placebo studies are useful when testing …

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  • Dr García-Porrúa is a member of the Galician ethical committee for clinical investigation (northwestern Spain).