Patients give biologics a good rap on social media

And positive comments just outweigh negatives for conventional DMARDs too, analysis shows

Reviews from patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who post on social media about their medications are more positive than negative, especially for biologics and targeted synthetic treatments, a study shows.

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Researchers from Fiona Stanley Hospital and the University of Western Australia in Perth drew on data from health web analytics firm Treato that searches and analyses millions of social media posts.

They found almost 55,000 posts over 14 months that appeared to be from