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SouthPaw
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I just watched a commercial for Orencia, a med for rheumatoid arthritis.

I was surprised to hear, "Don't take this medication if you have chronic Lyme". I had to rewind and watch it again to make sure I heard what I thought I heard,

That's the first time I heard that term used on TV that wasn't about the controversy.

It's progress I guess.

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I would say that is progress.
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searching this, it seems that this has aired since 2010. It is important, nonetheless as few probably even hear the hushed words at the end of these commercials.

In their Rx literature, it's "chronic lyme" (nor do I think even "lyme" is mentioned) but does very specifically point out that this is not for anyone with any kind of possible infection, even if just a cut on a finger.
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