Meeting News

PBMs blamed for step therapy, nonmedical switching, other restrictions on patients

August 21, 2019
ORLANDO — The current role of pharmacy benefit managers as “controllers” in the center of the prescription drug market has been…
Feature

One health system’s experience relevant to proposed price transparency rule

August 21, 2019
CMS recently proposed a rule requiring hospitals to disclose the amount that patients would pay for services before they receive care. The rule is…
In the Journals

Salivary gland ultrasound reveal similarities among Sjögren's syndrome, sarcoidosis, amyloidosis

August 21, 2019
Sjögren’s syndrome, sarcoidosis and systemic immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis all share common features when analyzed through salivary…
Meeting NewsVideo

HOP-STEP program builds plan for 'pregnancy success' in patients with lupus

August 20, 2019
HILTON HEAD, S.C. — A program developed at Duke University called Healthy Outcomes in Pregnancy with SLE Through Education of Providers, or…
In the Journals

Giant cell arteritis incidence similar among black, white patients

August 20, 2019
Contrary to widespread belief that biopsy-proven giant cell arteritis is comparatively rare among black patients, researchers found the condition…
Meeting News

Pediatric rheumatologist shortage a serious barrier to care for children

August 19, 2019
ORLANDO — There are less then 350 pediatric rheumatologists currently practicing in the United States, representing a substantial barrier to…
Cover Story

Lumpers, Splitters, and the Move Toward New Taxonomy for Rheumatology

Healio Rheumatology, August 2019
Historians attribute Philip II of Macedon — father of Alexander the Great — as the source of the motto and political principle known as…
Meeting News

Congratulations to the NYRIF Abstract Winners

Healio Rheumatology, August 2019
This May, more than 100 fellows and junior faculty members flocked to the 2019 North American Young Rheumatology Investigator Forum held in Destin…
Editorial

Clinical Uncertainty from this Side of the Bedrail: Role of Empathic Communication

Healio Rheumatology, August 2019
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
In the current issue, we are fortunate to have an esteemed group of experts exchange views over nosology in a diverse group of rheumatic diseases…
Education Lab

Ace the Case: A 36-Year-Old Woman Presents With Generalized Pain, Easy Fatigability, Difficulty Staying Asleep, and Cognitive Difficulties for the Past 11 Months

Healio Rheumatology, August 2019
Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants will be better able to assess and treat patients with fibromyalgia.

Wyanoke Group announces Healio rebranding

August 19, 2019
In an effort to improve the user experience for its health provider audiences, the Wyanoke Group is rebranding its live event, digital and publishing…
Feature

Analysts debate Senate drug pricing bill’s likelihood of making an impact

August 19, 2019
The Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act, introduced last month by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ranking Member…
In the Journals

Older maternal age linked to adverse outcomes in Kawasaki disease

August 19, 2019
A maternal age of 32 years or older is significantly associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, including the formation of coronary artery lesions…
Meeting News

Key clinical features distinguish peripheral, axial spondyloarthritis

August 17, 2019
HILTON HEAD, S.C. — In a duet session focused on spondyloarthritis, Grace Wright, MD, PhD, and Reeti Joshi, MD, detailed the differences…
Perspective

Radius begins phase 3 study for wearable osteoporosis drug

August 17, 2019
Radius Health has initiated enrollment for a phase 3 clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of a wearable abaloparatide-transdermal patch…
Meeting NewsVideo

'Boilerplate' contract details can be critical game changers for physicians

August 17, 2019
HILTON HEAD, S.C. — Fine print, or “boiler plate” provisions, at the end of a contract can often include critical details that…
Meeting News

Attorneys offer rheumatologists 3 tips to ‘unlock’ negotiation skills

August 16, 2019
HILTON HEAD, S.C. — Here at the Association of Women in Rheumatology National Conference, attorneys Drew Erteschik and J.M. Durnovich of Poyner…
FDA News

FDA approves Rinvoq for methotrexate-refractory RA

August 16, 2019
The FDA has approved upadacitinib, a 15-mg, once-daily oral JAK inhibitor, for the treatment of moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis among…
Feature

Arthritis drug market rattles as upadacitinib wins race to FDA approval

August 16, 2019
In a landmark FDA approval, AbbVie’s upadacitinib has won the race to enter the drug market as the third JAK inhibitor approved for the…
In the Journals

‘Building blocks’ model significantly decreases opioid prescriptions

August 16, 2019
A model that researchers dubbed “Six Building Blocks” led to significant decreases in the proportion of patients on high-dose opioids and…