Rheumatologist urges calm after front-page news of OA 'breakthrough'

The front-page news shouldn't be news at all, says Professor David Hunter.

A decades-old drug is being touted as a potential cure for advanced osteoarthritis, but a leading rheumatologist warns against raising false hopes based on early case studies.

Pentosan polysulfate sodium is a glycosaminoglycan with chondroprotective effects that has been lauded for producing dramatic relief of knee osteoarthritis.