Day: September 11, 2019

Incorporating the Pharmacist into the Rheumatology Practice

Originally published in Rheumatology Network Better treatment outcomes have been documented in studies when physicians and pharmacists work together. During last year’s American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting, Irvin Huang of the Boise VA Medical Center in Idaho, presented a small study of a  pharmacist-managed titration program in which gout patients achieved significantly lower serum uric acid …

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ACR’s Recommendations for Controlling Drug Costs, Improving Outcomes

Originally published in Rheumatology Network Affordability is a leading cause of drug abandonment among rheumatology patients. Out-of-pocket costs can be substantial. For example, rheumatoid arthritis patients pay $5,471 in annual out-of-pocket costs for Humira, according to a report issued by the Kaiser Family Foundation in February. Back in April, the American College of Rheumatology issued a …

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