New gout ‘cure’ is a recipe for more pain

If you think gout is bad, just wait ’til you see the latest “cure”

This new drug treatment doesn’t replace what’s already out there. It’s in addition to it — so you have to take both bad meds, doubling your risk of side effects and other problems.

Let’s start with the old bad treatment: allopurinol, a pill that slowly — very slowly — lowers levels of the uric acid responsible for gout flare-ups. (more…)