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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…
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'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…
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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…
Meeting News

AWIR president urges ‘transformational’ leadership, advocacy in health care

August 16, 2019
HILTON HEAD, S.C. — In the professional world, there are two types of leaders: transactional — a conventional approach that utilizes a…
Meeting News

Rheumatology nurses central to addressing childhood vaccine concerns

August 15, 2019
ORLANDO — Although proper vaccination is crucial for all patients with rheumatic diseases, rheumatology nurses who work with children often…
In the Journals

NSAIDs may contribute to OA and cardiovascular disease link

August 15, 2019
According to recently published results, NSAID use may contribute to the link between osteoarthritis and cardiovascular disease. “NSAIDs are…
Meeting News

Rheumatoid arthritis may start in the lungs rather than joints

August 15, 2019
ORLANDO — A line of progression from disease susceptibility to overt rheumatoid arthritis could potentially begin with environmental factors in…

Association of Women in Rheumatology address obstacles, opportunities for female providers

August 14, 2019
More than 300 registered attendees are expected in Hilton Head, South Carolina, this week for the sixth annual Association of Women in Rheumatology…
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Patients report only 38% of GPs adhere to quality indicators for OA

August 14, 2019
A survey of patients with nonsurgical knee osteoarthritis found that just 38% of general practitioners adhere to process indicators, particularly…
Meeting News

Step therapy, insurance exclusions hinder effective drug access in JIA

August 13, 2019
ORLANDO — Treatment of pediatric patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis with medications available to their adult counterparts is often…
In the Journals

Pediatric rheumatologists vary on drug tapering decisions for JIA

August 13, 2019
Although most pediatric rheumatologists agree with published consensus treatment plans – and with each other regarding tapering steroids…
In the Journals

Trust in physician critical to drug adherence in RA, gout, osteoporosis

August 12, 2019
Medication adherence for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, gout and osteoporosis was heavily influenced by the degree of trust patients had in…
Meeting News

In scleroderma, rheumatology nurses essential to treat the ‘whole patient’

August 12, 2019
ORLANDO — Rheumatology nurses are necessary for helping to care for “the whole patient” with scleroderma, including its various…
Meeting News

Providers crucial to debunking obesity, ‘junk food’ myths

August 10, 2019
ORLANDO — As the obesity epidemic continues to grow in the United States, it is critical that health care providers confront patient…