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UCB, Inc. and Arthritis Foundation Partner to Celebrate the "Everyday Victories" of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Community
Date:12/11/2012

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About Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that mainly involves inflammation of the joints, including small joints in the hands and feet.2 RA can cause painful swelling that can interrupt daily activities and may eventually result in bone erosion and joint deformity if not adequately treated.2,3 RA affects more than 1.5 million Americans,1 and it is estimated that 5 million people suffer from RA globally.4  Prevalence is not split evenly between genders, since women are nearly three times more likely to be affected than men.5 Although RA can affect people of all ages, the onset of the disease usually occurs between 40-60 years of age.2

About the Arthritis Foundation
Striking one in every five adults and 300,000 children, arthritis is the nation's leading cause of disability. The Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org) is committed to raising awareness and reducing the unacceptable impact of this serious and painful disease, which can severely damage joints and rob people of living life to its fullest. The Foundation funds life‐changing research that has restored mobility in patients for more than six decades; fights for health care policies that improve the lives of the millions who live with arthritis; and partners with families to provide empowering programs and information.

About UCB
UCB, Brussels, Belgium (www.ucb.com) is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative medicines and solutions to transform the lives of people living with severe diseases of the i
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