* Do all of our loved ones & friends KNOW ?
* Note: Taken from The Daily Dose with Jack Harrison – 10/21/2017
Well, friends, it’s here. There’s a new arthritis drug on the market.
It’s not an opioid. It’s not addictive. The researchers claim there’s almost no risk of side effects. And you only need it once every few months.
But don’t sign up for this one just yet.
The drug might make your knee pain fade, if only just a little… but you’ll get weak in the knees when you see the price.
The new drug, delivered by injection every three months, costs $500 a shot!
That’s about $2,000 a year for four quick treatments.
Since it’s a new drug, many insurers won’t cover it yet — so, if you want even a little taste of what it has to offer, you’re going to have to drain your bank account.
It’s essentially a corticosteroid, a type of drug that tends to be bad news for folks with diabetes because it rapidly sweeps into the blood and causes sugar levels to rocket.
But this one has been tweaked.
It’s a reformulation that moves more slowly into the blood, so there’s no sugar spike. In theory, that makes it safe for folks who need to watch out for that.
The Pharma bros are crowing as if they’ve just sliced bread for the first time.
Me? I can’t help but notice they haven’t made a peep about the OTHER well-known risks of corticosteroids, including everything from cataracts to thinning bone.
These are problems that pop up only after long-term use — and the studies used to get this new version approved didn’t run anywhere NEAR long enough to nail down those risks.
I’m guessing they’re in no hurry to find out, either!
But at the end of the day, the biggest flaw with the new drug isn’t the price or even the long-term risks.
It’s that it attacks the wrong problem.
It goes after inflammation… and since that’s a direct cause of pain, of course you want to bring it down.
So… what’s my gripe here?
The thousands of dollars you’ll fork over will do nothing about the CAUSE of that inflammation — and that’s the fact that the inside of your knee is falling apart faster than the NFL’s TV ratings.
Anti-inflammatory drugs won’t slow that damage down.
But OTHER treatments will, including a potent joint builder called UC-II collagen that’s so effective for arthritis patients that it’s gone head-to-head against glucosamine and chondroitin in studies and flat-out won by just about every measure you care about.
Look for a quality formula from a maker you trust. Even the best stuff is available for a small fraction of the price of this new drug.
Rockin’ the joint,