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Copay assistance programs: Managed care pros and consDo copay assistance program offer a long-term solution for patients? Experts weigh in.
Limp raises suspicion for juvenile arthritisThere are a number of entities to consider in the differential diagnosis when a child presents with a limp, including autoimmune diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, infection, and cancer. Here's why juvenile arthritis is high on the list.
Physical activity decreases inflammation linked to psoriatic arthritisInflammatory pain is a component of psoriatic arthritis, and participating in physical activity, such as yoga, is a way to reduce inflammation and manage chronic pain if a patient is experiencing it.
Integrating IoT devices into healthcareIntegrating IoT devices within healthcare systems allows professionals and individuals to have access to new health-related data used for informed, personalized healthcare applications and situations.
Electronic prior authorization and payers: Lessons from BCBSTwo presenters at the AMCP 2016 conference examine a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan pilot project to leverage technology for its medical specialty drug management program. Here are the lessons learned.
New osteoarthritis drug expands options for low-dose NSAIDsFDA approved meloxicam (Vivlodex, Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC) capsules, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), for the management of osteoarthritis pain in 5-mg and 10-mg doses administered once daily.
Family Bibles and chicken dinners: Physician writing contestMedical Economics is proud to unveil the honorable mention entries in our 2015 Physician Writing Contest. We believe the essays exemplify what connecting with your patients is truly about, and demonstrate the levels of heart, determination, and empathy you strive to bring into every exam room, every day. Thanks for reading.
Why antibiotic use in kids may lead to JIAAs if antibiotic resistance wasn’t problem enough, researchers now believe antibiotic use may play a role in the development of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).
Rheumatology for the dermatologist
Rheumatology for the dermatologistThe signs and symptoms of some dermatologic and rheumatologic diseases sometimes overlap, and a better understanding of their associations and subsequent clinical and laboratory evaluations can help in optimizing the treatment and management of this patient population.
Cholesterol-lowering agent leads list of most-prescribed drugsRosuvastatin (Crestor, AstraZeneca), a cholesterol-lowering agent, is currently the most-prescribed drug among the 100 most-prescribed and best-selling drugs in the United States. In the past 12 months, new prescriptions and refills for rosuvastatin have been estimated to amount to 23.7 million.