CSSRDCenter for Strategic Studies Research and Documentation (Lebanon)
CSSRDCooperative Systematic Studies of Rheumatic Diseases Group (rheumatoid arthritis research)
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In many cases, the CSSRD conducts the first carefully controlled, double-blind studies ever completed on a drug.
john Ward, MD, director of the CSSRD and professor of medicine at the University of Utah, the coordinating data center for all the participating clinics, says, "Researchers can determine for the first time whether a drug is truly effective against arthritis, at what dose the drug is effective, and at what dose it becomes toxic."
It's often because of this careful checking by the CSSRD that new arthritis treatments are finely tuned or accepted into general medical practice.