Osteoporosis and Bone Disorders

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Costs for knee osteoarthritis increased during 5-year study period

July 24, 2017

From 2009 to 2014, costs related to knee osteoarthritis have increased for Medicare patients, according to findings presented at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Annual Meeting.

“As part of our commercialization efforts for our [osteoarthritis] OA program, we have been evaluating the financial data on the burden of this disease,” Erich Horsley, the chief business officer of Samumed, said in a press release. “OA is a chronic and debilitating disease that constitutes a significant and increasing cost factor for both payers and patients, particularly when considering the aging demographics of the United States population.”

In the Journals

Serum biomarker levels linked with chondroitin sulfate treatment response in knee OA with cartilage loss

July 21, 2017
Serum biomarker levels were linked with treatment response to chondroitin sulfate in knees with osteoarthritis cartilage loss, according to a recently published study.

Top five stories about osteoarthritis

July 19, 2017
Healio Rheumatology has compiled a list of the top five stories about osteoarthritis in the month of July.
FDA News

Amgen receives FDA response letter for romosozumab

July 17, 2017
Amgen has received a Complete Response Letter for the Biologics License Application from the FDA asking the company to add safety and efficacy data from the ARCH and…

The Patient with Hereditary Angioedema

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The Patient with Acute Monoarticular Arthritis

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Formation and deposition of calcium pyrophosphate (CPP) crystals in and around joints can result in an acute…
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