Is pentosan polysulfate disease modifying in OA?

  title={Is pentosan polysulfate disease modifying in OA?},
  author={G. Higgins},
  journal={Inpharma Weekly},
  • G. Higgins
  • Published 1996
  • Medicine
  • Inpharma Weekly
  • There is still considerable scepticism regarding the ability of pharmaceutical drugs to modify the disease processes of osteoarthritis. However, findings from recent studies with pentosan polysulfate [Cartrophen®; Ivax/Arthropharm] appear to suggest that such reparative activity may be possible. The results of a number of animal and clinical trials recently conducted with this agent were presented at the 8th Asia-Pacific League Against Rheumatism Congress [Melbourne, Australia; April 1996]. 

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