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nightmare ends and an accused cop killer makes his first appearance in court in pennsylvania it was a routine sweep through the woods that led to the arrest of eric frein outside an abandoned airport in the pocono mountains. you can hear people calling him "coward" as he made his way into the courthouse. he looks thin, he has a cut on his nose. he's charged with a laundry list of crimes including first degree murder and his arrest was filled with links to the slain state trooper he's now accused of killing. i'm joined by miguel marquez outside the courthouse in pennsylvania, hln legal analyst joey jackson with me as is matthew horace, a former atf special agent and senior vice president and chief security officer for fjc security service. i'd like to go to pennsylvania first and check in with miguel, because it was quite the scene inside the courthouse this morning. tell us about it, miguel. >> inside and out.
i have never seen anything like it. i've covered a lot of trials over the last few years. this is a guy -- this was about a ten-minute hearing. mr. frein was brought in. he looked thin and he looked pale but as the judge addressed him, his voice was strong, he said "yes, i do, no, i don't." he was respectful. he didn't seem to be insane or acting odd in any way other than he was incredibly sober this morning. he did have a cut or abrasions on the left side of his forehead, a cut to the left side of his nose and his left cheek appeared to be bruised and possibly swollen. police saying a short time ago that whatever he was going through in the woods up until the time he was caught was what led to those injuries on him. they said he gave up without even struggling. i think you're looking at pictures now, this extraordinary scene here at pike county courthouse where mr. frein was
brought out the front doors, held there for the press to see and then walked around. they are very concerned about him succumbing to someone trying to harm him or kill him. he is -- he has really angered people in this community. there must have been 30 police officers, sheriff's deputies and state troopers in that courthouse alone. when he came out the front door there were swat teams that fanned out around the building before he came out but they want the world to know that this is over, that they have this individual and they will be prosecuting him to the fullest. carol? >> matthew, i want to ask you about that person wap walk, pol didn't so to do that. they could have sneaked him in the courtroom but they didn't do that? why. >> well, there are a lot of reasons but over the the past several weeks there have been questions about the amount of money being spent on the investigation, how many resources were being placed by the atf, the fbi, the united
states marshal service. now the public knows that everyone is safer because mr. frein is in custody. >> i would assume there were state police officers in attendance walking -- watching frein walk into the courthouse. because we heard people call out "coward." we heard applause as he went into the courthouse, applause as he went back into the police car to be taken back to the jailhouse. so emotionally tell me how police officers are feeling. >> well, they're feeling a small victory right now that mr. frein has been caught. this was a senseless, heinous execution of a law enforcement officer and i think that the federal government, the state of pennsylvania, and everyone involved has made it very clear that you cannot execute law enforcement officers and go uncaptured. with the the resources brought into place, he was not going to evade the long arm of the long. >> i think they said $10 million, he was on the run for 48 days. they were eventually able to
corner him. what happens next, joey? >> and you want calm in that community, so it's money well spent. apparently a halloween parade that was cancelled is back on again which is a good thing for the community. but what will happen now, carol, is what we saw is a preliminary arraignment, you're brought in front of a magistrate and conditions are set on your detention. he's not going anywhere, he's in custody. the next stage there will be a preliminary hearing. at that time prosecutors will put forth a bare bones allegation in order to ensure his arrest was proper and there's probable cause to believe a crime was committed, he did it. following that preliminary hearing, there's a formal arraignment where he enters a plea of not guilty and after that entrance of not guilty the beat goes on, the discovery, exchange of information with the defense attorneys and then the matter moves to trial. >> back out to pennsylvania for another question for miguel marquez. miguel, was any of frein's family in court today? his parents at one point were speaking out.
>> it was not clear that they were in court. i didn't see anybody from eric frein's family but it appeared there may be members of either corporal dixon's family or trooper douglas's family who were brought up prior to us entering the courtroom. it's a fairly small courtroom, but i think big for probably here, but it was almost full to capacity. also some interesting stuff coming out of the affidavit they just handed out, the amount of ammunition, water, supplies that he had on him when they found him. carol? >> and, joey, what more evidence do they need to gather? >> as much as they possibly can. when you go before the jury, you want a compelling case if you're the prosecutor. so far they've been able, carol, to amass that compelling information, including the information they found in his suv which had his license in it in addition to ballistic evidence that connected them to that crime. we've talked already about what amounted to a a confession, really where his journal indicated he took the shot and the officer dropped, just in
chilling detail. negotiation that you would suspect they got information from him today, whether they spoke with him or not remains an open question. i don't know what he said that may have further incriminated himself, but the rule of thumb, you get everything and anything you need if you're the prosecutor to put on a case that is beyond a reasonable doubt, it's used. >> i just want to talk a little bit, matthew, about how frein was captured. so he's at this abandoned hangar at this airport, right? and he just drops to his knees and gives up. >> well, you know, often times when suspects are on the run for some length of time -- and this has been a couple of months now -- at the end of the day, they're almost satisfied they're finally caught and the hunt is over. in this case, youed that very best resources of the atf, the fbi, the united states marshal service. there was no way that he was going to evade capture for too much longer with the resources that they bring to the table. i'm very excited. i'm sure the public is very happy that this coward has been caught and is finally going to face justice.
>> you call him a coward. you expected him to fight back. he had -- i guess there were guns found near him. he didn't have them, like, physically in his hands but they were nearby. you would have expected him maybe to kind of fight back. >> that's probably why, though, carol. if the guns were within his arm's reach you would suspect he may have used them. fortunately, they weren't so close to him that he tried to go out in a blaze of glory. >> remember, it's also likely that he began this run from justice with more things that he had on him than when we finally caught him. so along the way you get tired of carrying guns and ammunition, looking for food, trying to survive. so for as much as we say he was a survivalist, he's now in the hands of the law. >> and that's a good thing. >> amen to that. >> that's for sure. miguel marquez, i understand you have new nuggets of information for us? >> one critical piece that appears to be coming sergeant to that law enforcement source tells us that the casings that they found at different locations where frein operated
as well as the bullets that they found, a fairly rare manufacture of those bullets is now out of business match the -- are consistent with the 308 caliber sniper rifle and scope that he was using. they have not matched the ballistics yet, but the rifle and the casings that they're already finding are similar in nature and they appear to be for one in the same weapon. >> all right, miguel marquez, many thanks to you. many thanks to joey jackson and matthew horace as well. i'll be right back. >> do you have an idea why he did that and you won't say? >> i characterized his actions in the past as pure evil and i would stand by that. come on! let's hide in the attic. no. in the basement. why can't we just get in the running car? are you crazy? let's hide behind the chainsaws.
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now to the tense standoff between the nurse kaci hickox and the state of maine that's left a whole community on edge. despite a defiant bike ride and her refusal to follow a 21-day ebola quarantine, health officials say they have not reached common ground and while maine's governor is threatening to use his full power to make sure hickox stays put, her friends say she doesn't pose a threat. >> she's not going to do anything to harm herself or others or put anybody else in danger. >> she's a purely passionate person and this is about doing the right thing for those considering doing something like this and providing aid around the world or those returning. and she brings this passion and this fervor to everything that she does. >> we went biking that way. we did not go into town, we did
not go into the grocery store, we are not trying to get anyone sick. >> all right, let's bring in cnn's jean casarez in fort kent, maine, outside of the home where hickox is staying. tell us more, jean. >> let me tell you, we have not seen a sighting of kaci hickox at all. yesterday at this time she was returning from her bike ride but nothing today. here's what we know we know the governor of the state is in a very heated reelection period right now, election being next tuesday. we also know that yesterday at the end of the day he issued a release that was very specific and very vague in many ways. he said there had been hours of negotiation between his attorneys with the state of maine along with the attorney general to try to reach a resolution so they would not have to go to court and that was not achieved. he then said he was going to take and use the most authority he had under law and he included
in that release all the most recent cdc guidelines for someone who is at some risk of exposure for ebola. he also said this. listen. >> i don't want her within three feet of anybody. >> what happens if she duds? is there any legal ramifications? >> let's put it this way, i am going to use the legal provisions to the fullest extent that the law allows me. >> and, carol, that doesn't come from the governor to just throw it out there "i don't want her within three feet." those are part of the brand new cdc guidelines for someone who poses some risk of exposure to ebola. they don't want someone within three feet of anyone, along with that they say you don't go to public places, you don't go to work, you don't go on commercial jetliners or public transportation, but you can go on walks and jogs and things like bicycle rides.
exactly what she did yesterday, carol. >> unbelievable. jean casarez, i'm sure you'll continue following the story for us. we appreciate that. jean casarez reporting live. then there is this from new york city. as if it isn't stressful enough treating the city's first ebola patient, the "new york times" is reporting the staff treating dr. craig spencer at bellevue hospital is being shunned when seeking routine services. in one case, a nurse was asked by her long-time beautician to find someone else to cut her hair. so many bellevue workers reported being discriminated against it prompted this tweet from new york's mayor bill de blasio. he tweeted "we're new yorkers, fear isn't an emotion we give into, especially when the facts show there's nothing to be afraid of. #standwithbellevue." still to come, the prime suspect in the death of heather graham
arraigned in an unrelated sexual assault case from nearly a decade ago. brian todd is outside the courthouse. >> good morning, carol. jesse matthew made his first court appearance in a brutal assault case that took place in fairfax county, virginia, and there were fireworks between the judge, his attorney, and other attorneys who may represent him in this case. i'll have that story just ahead. ♪ there's confidence... then there's trusting your vehicle maintenance to ford service confidence. our expertise, technology, and high quality parts means your peace of mind. it's no wonder last year we sold over three million tires. and during the big tire event, get up to $140 in mail-in rebates on four select tires. ♪
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abducting uva student hannah graham. but he's linked to two other cases as well. today's court appearance was for a crime jesse matthew allegedly committed nearly a decade ago. police say matthew grabbed a 26-year-old woman from behind as she was leaving a grocery store on foot in fairfax, virginia, back in 2005. he then allegedly dragged her into some nearby woods and sexually assaulted her but was scared off by a passer by. that's how she managed to escape. cnn's brian todd covered today's proceedings. also joining me is criminal profiler pat brown. welcome to both of you. >> thanks. >> thanks for being here. brian, first to you, what happened in court today? >> very interesting developments in court today, carol. je jesse matthew making his first appearance appearing in a baggy black-and-white striped prison jump suit via video conference before judge dennis smith here. the judge read the charges against him. he arraigned jesse matthew on charges of abduction.
attempted capital murder. sexual assault. then jesse matthew did not enter a plea. he never entered a plea in these proceedings because at the time the charges were read to him he technical didn't have an attorney. that's where it got interesting. his attorney for the hannah graham case, the aabduction he's charged with in charlottesville, virginia, asked judge dennis smith to be the sole attorney representing jesse matthew here in fairfax county. well, judge smith was having no part of that. he said "let me tell you how things are done here in fairfax county." then he proceeded to say "i'm appointing a second attorney for you here, a public defender that will work with you to represent jesse matthew here in fairfax." the reason the judge wants to get this trial done quickly, he wants to get it under way quickly, he believes if cam bloes is the only attorney things will move too slowly because jim camblos will have
too many things to do. he also believes public defenders will know the system better. upon hearing that news the lawyer shook his head, he was visibly angry, he made a couple other comments about procedure and they moved on. it signifies from the get go carol, there's going to be tension between members of the fairfax public defense office defending him here in fairfax county and jim camblos who will also defend him in fairfax county as well as albermarle county. that could be a problem for mr. c camblos going forward. another problem is he requested an evaluation for sanity for jesse matthew. that doesn't mean he'll enter an insanity plea, it mean he is may be moving in that direction. the judge said right now he's not going to field that motion, he'll consider it later. but jim camblos did request an evaluation for sanity for jesse matthew. >> stay right, there brian, i want to bring pat in now. investigators trying to connect this rain case to the murders of
two other women, hannah graham and morgan harrington. do all of these crimes fit the profile? >> absolutely. but in the rain case, which was ten years ago, we know this guy, if it is jesse matthew, he's been out there that long possibly committing crimes for almost a decade. >> we had a witness that there's dna in that case so if they can get them up then they have their man, if that dee say in connected to the herring con case, you can't argue with that then we have witness and video from down in charlottes swril the hannah graham case, here we have jesse matthew again. so isn't it interesting this guy is in three different places where these crimes are committed and this is typical of a serial rapist/serial killer because they can be one or both. >> brian, you've been digging into matthew's background, you
have pictures of him when he was in high school, he was a wrestler, football player, he was very outgoing. tell us more about that. >> that's right, carroll. friends have told us and told a gentleman we work with, that jesse matthew was very friendly, very outgoing. he was the captain of both the wrestling and the football teams at monticello high school just outside charlottesville. he graduated from there in 2000 and i saw his yearbook, i talked to the principal at monticello, he was not the principal at the time jesse matthew was there. we went into the high school, visited there, we saw the yearbook and there are quotes from jesse matthew all over the yearbook. he was a very popular student at the time. a very popular athlete. he was one of the best athletes in charlottesville, virginia, at that time. one of the best high school athletes. so he had a lot going for him at that time. he went off to college at
liberty and we know at those two places he was in college he was accused of sexual assaults but those charges were never formally brought. >> interesting. pat, if matthew is guilty, how does this person fit the profile of a serial rapist/killer. >> when you look back at high school, we have a lot of people there who probably don't recognize the trats of sigh cop think. he do things, he covered up things, he eluded -- if it's him he eluded the police for a darn long time until he screwed up. so we're talking about somebody who is psychopath i can. but people don't recognize, especially when the guy is out going. they'll think he's a nice guy, he's fun. he may tell stories and lie a lot, he may be manipulative and think everything is about him. but, hey, we like him, he's a fun guy. so it's sometimes later in life these traits become more obvious, people pay attention to them so you don't become a
psychopath when you're 25, you are one from very young age. people just do not recognize it. and obviously in college these traits started showing their evil side. >> interesting. pat brown, brian todd, thanks to both of you. i appreciate it. in other news this morning, a man with an ax attacked a washington, d.c. police officer early today near catholic university. metropolitan police say the officer was injured in the struggle but he was not hit by this ax. however, the same cannot be said for this officer's car. take a look at this picture. a law enforcement official gave to this to us. there is the ax hit the patrol car. cnn justice reporter evan perez joins with us more details from washington. tell us more, evan. >> carol, that's an amazing picture, isn't it? this police officer was sitting in his squad car around 3:00 in the morning in the brookland neighborhood here in washington, that's right near catholic university, as you said, when this man apparently just
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good morning, i'm carol costello, thank you so much for joining me. get ready for a nail-biter, and i'm not talking about college football, i'm talking about the midterm elections. republicans are poised to take back the senate. if they succeed, the gop will control both houses of congress. cnn's tom foreman has more for you. >> there are three key things we're watching in this midterm and the first is right here in the u.s. senate. the democrats have been in charge. we're showing them here in blue along with the two independents who caucus with them in purple. the republicans are expected to gain some seats here. the democrats are expected to lose some. but control of this chamber is going to come down to nine or ten very close races and the democrats have to win six or more of them if they want to remain in power here. on the other side of the
rotunda, the second thing we're looking at, which is the us house of representatives. the republicans have had the majority here, that is not expected to change. the question is, will they lose some seats or, more likely, will they pick up some? and if so, how? if they do it with tea party help, that could set up divisions within the republican party that the democrats might be able to exploit even from their minority position. which brings us to the third thing we're looking at, which is the white house reaction to all of this. if the president comes out swinging over a big loss and he completely alienates the republicans, they have a perfect execute then to say we're going to make you the lamest of lame duck presidents with control of both chambers. if, however, he's too conciliatory toward the republicans, he could disspirit his own party and that could make it tough for any other democrat who wants to win the white house in 2016.
>> tom foreman reporting. so if republicans gain control of both houses of congress, will gridlock end? will bills fly out of the halls of congress to the president's desk? will trust in government be restored? let's talk with michael bitser, provost and professor of political science, we're also joined by cnn's political analyst and editorial director of the "national journal" ron brownstein as well as larry sabato, good morning, gentlemen. >> thank you, carol. >> it's safe to say, control of the senate comes with a mean price tag, and i'm not talking about the $100 million price tag. a little girl in north carolina perhaps said it best. >> i thought about they couldn't really vote because they were saying bad things about each -- about each other so i can't really vote. >> she wants them to say nice
things about each other. that little girl so wonderfully pure. she wrote a letter to the north carolina senate candidates asking why they're so mean to each other. but we all know why they're so mean to each other, because it works. but let's talk more about reality. michael, i know you've been following early voting in north carolina where senate candidates tom tillis and kay hagen are running neck in neck. any surprises? >> well, what's really surprising is that it seems like it is not a traditional midterm electorate here in north carolina. we're probably going see well over a million votes come in. we're already over 900,000. we have today and saturday to finish up our early voting and democrats are doing actually quite well. the black registered voters are casting ballots, they are at 25%. in traditional midterms they're usually about 20% of the electorate. in a presidential year they're about 30% of the early votes so
they are right in the middle. what's really surprising is that unaffiliated voters are up substantially over where they were four years ago so i think we are heading into a much higher turnout than we traditionally see about 45% in 2010. we may get closer to possibly 50% voter turnout. i think at that point all bets are off because it is very much a different type of midterm electorate here in the tar heel state. >> and we thought no one cared about the midterm elections. larry, you followed the vote, too, what are you seeing? >> well, there is interest in places like north carolina because there's a very close senate race there. hagen, i think, is a bit ahead but if there's a last-minute surge for the gop, then republicans could take it. on the whole, look, carol, i would put it this way -- republicans have a two out of three chance to take the senate because they have many more pathways to 51 than the democrats do. it's a mirror image of what
happened in 2012 when we said at that time that president obama had a much better chance than romney to win because he had many more pathways to 270 electoral votes. however, let's also add there's a 1-3 chance that democrats could get that biden majority. vice president biden breaking the tie, 50-50 between the two parties and if you're a meteorologist there at cnn says to you there's a 35% chance of -- a 65% chance of rain and you walk outside and there's no rain, well, there was a 35% chance. it's a reasonable projection. >> wow. okay, so, still, republicans are pretty sure they're going to take the senate. so if the gop does take control of both houses, ron, will it be better for the country? >> well, i think you're going to see a sharper distinction and more likely more confrontation. if you look at the agenda that the republicans were likely to go to washington are running on,
they are running on ideas like repealing the affordable care act, blocking the obama administration proposal to regular carbon emissions from power plants, oppose ago pathway to citizenship for people who are here undocumented and on all of those fronts the likelihood is the president will move forward very aggressively executive action and we'll see more confrontation than not. there may be some areas where republicans and the white house can work together. trade would seem to be perhaps the most obvious one. but by and large i think you're going to see a pretty sharp move to the right among those who are coming in. and i think that is going to have an offsetting effect from the president and the likelihood is more rather than less conflict over the last two years. >> michael, there are other theories out there. we know this is the least productive congress in history. some say if republicans do take control of the legislature they'll be forced to show they can pass laws. because, after all, they want to be successful in 2016.
how much credence do you give to that? >> i give it a lot. we will start the 2016 election cycle late tuesday night perhaps early wednesday morning because one always bleeds into the other. but certainly for perspective republican presidential nominee candidates, they have to be able to show something that republicans can govern and for democrats, it could be the opportunity to show the country, look, if a republican president comes in and you have a republican congress, this is what you're going to get. so it's going to be an interesting dynamic as others have said within the republican conference. how far to the right can they go? much like what happened in north carolina with the general assembly and the governor taking over all republicans, they push probably too far to the right and pretty much energize democrats to this year's election. >> so, larry, if there is an
all-remember legislature in our future, how will hillary clinton adjust? >> well, obviously hillary clinton and all the key democrats are out campaigning and hoping that democrats hold the senate and don't do badly in the house. they are ready, though, for bad news. but for hillary clinton there's a flip side that's good news. assuming she's the nominee, she simply points to the republican congress and whatever they have said and done as a legislature and says "you need me in the white house in order to block them. i'm the only thing standing between you and -- fill in the blank." whatever legislation they've tried to pass. so politics is a strange business, you can win by losing and lose by winning. >> oh, my gosh, it is a strange business. ron, i'm going to ask you the hardest question of all. i want your prediction. will the republicans take control of the senate? >> i'm with larry. pretty much everything has to go right for the democrats to avoid
losing control. i mean, they have a bad map, they're defending seven seats in states that voted for romney last time. the president's approval rating is down. and if you look at history, this is the sixth year of a two-term presidential administration. going back to the turn of the 20th century, only in 1906 and 1998 did the president's party avoid a bad outcome in those sixth year elections but carol, the larger point, if the democrats lose control of the senate, we will have gone all the way since 1980 without either party holding the senate for more than eight consecutive years. that's almost unprecedented in american history. the larger trend is volatility. neither side can establish a lasting advantage with the american electorate to cement control of the senate, much less have unified control of the white house, the house, and the senate. it's a very different era and all of -- whoever wins the senate, my advice would be three simple words -- don't unpack everything. >> ron brownstein, larry sabato, michael bitser, thanks to all of you, i appreciate it.
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there. words often heard on the sidelines of a football field. words told to a university of south carolina player who said he could not feel his legs and who would ultimately be diagnosed with a spinal injury. a finding his university dismissed. cnn's sara ban 'nam has more. >> reporter: both times were you scared? >> i was real scared. how would you feel if you was lying somewhere and couldn't move. >> reporter: stanley doughty remembers twice getting hit very hard while playing for the university of south carolina. >> i could hear voices but i couldn't move. >> reporter: when it happened the first time, it was 2004. doughty says the university took him to a specialist in charlotte who told him not to worry about his injury. a year later came another violent hit during a game. he was take on the the locker room and told to get back on the field. >> you've got to be tough, you're a football player. >> reporter: couldn't feel your legs? >> correct. >> reporter: and all they did was take you into the locker
room and tell you you had to be tough? >> correct. >> reporter: they didn't say "you need to see a doctor"? even though this had happened before. you said "my neck is hurting." and they just said "go out there and play." >> right. "we need you, the team needs you." >> reporter: the team's injury report shows he did have a nerve injury at the cervical spine. the school's response was that doughty had suffered what in football is called "a stinger" or "temporary numbness" and it's common practice to send a player back into the game after symptoms subside. the team cleared doughty, he continued playing the rest of the season. growing up poor in a tiny town in louisiana, doughty lived and breathed football. he was a local star. >> two all-star game, mvp all-star and i made player of the year in louisiana. i had about 35 offers. >> reporter: in his third year at south carolina, even before finishing his degree, he was
signed by the kansas city chiefs, a life long dream to go pro finally realized. but after his first medical exam, according to his lawsuit, the chiefs head trainer said doughty was too injured to play. >> basically they told me i could be paralyzed from the neck down. >> reporter: so the chiefs are telling you, the chiefs doctors are saying this is a really big deal and south carolina says no, it's not. >> south carolina said it don't exist. >> reporter: south carolina disput disputes doughty's injuries were serious, they said the university provided by appropriate and extensive medical care including treatment by team athletic trainers, physicians and out-of-state special zblis when i told my head back i feelening thing down my traps, like coming down my shoulders. >> reporter: doughty says he's unable to work and he's finding it hard to cope. he thought he'd find justice in the class action lawsuit that
just reached a preliminary settlement. $75 million. but the money is going to screening and research. doughty won't get a dime. the lawyers will get paid and other players in the class action can file individual lawsuits. but doughty's case falls outside the statute of limitations. so with no college degree, no financial payment, and needing surgery, doughty now feels betrayed by so many. >> i go through pain everyday but i try not to think about it. i just try to keep pushing. that's the life of stanley doughty. >> carol, part of the reason so many people are upset with this settlement, this proposed settlement with the ncaa is that people like stanley, players like him, won't get any of that money. >> i don't get that. >> and as you saw, he is really struggling. he told me he was just happy to make it to his 30th birthday this year.
he wants to go back to school, the university of south carolina did tell him that he could reapply. and then there's the group this washington called positive strides that is trying to help him raise money to pay for the surgery that he thinks that he needs to fix his injury because, as you see, he's poor, he has no education, and he can't do the thing that he thought he would be able to do to make money, which is play football. >> sara ganim, thanks so much. i'll be right back. when heartburn comes creeping up on you... fight back with relief so smooth... ...it's fast. tums smoothies starts dissolving the instant it touches your tongue ...and neutralizes stomach acid at the source. ♪ tum, tum tum tum... smoothies! only from tums. feet...tiptoeing. better things than the pain, stiffness, and joint damage of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. before you and your rheumatologist decide on a biologic, ask if xeljanz is right for you. xeljanz (tofacitinib) is a small pill,
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