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There's a growing buzz about a new form of Prednisone, a low-dose, time-released, specially coated version, that's designed to help people struggling with symptoms of  Rheumatoid Arthritis and other chronic inflammatory diseases, especially in the morning.

Sherman:  "You can give it at bedtime. It's released at 2AM and patients wake up with less stiffness and pain in the morning”

Dr. Jeffrey Sherman, Chief Medical Officer of Horizon Pharma says the idea behind Rayos is for the drug to work when it's needed.

Sherman:  "What we've really done is really focused on how best to give the drug in terms of dose and timing as well as to relieve the signs and symptoms that are most troublesome"

And Dr. Sherman says the side effects may be less intense and more manageable because of the low-dosage. See your doctor.

And that’s a CJ Wrap, I'm Stacey Cahn