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High and dry: Awaiting relief in blocked Sjögren's syndrome pipeline

In June 2019, attendees who made the trek to the EULAR’s Annual Congress in Madrid to hear an update on possible treatments for Sjögren’s syndrome were hit with some bad news: Bristol-Myers Squibb’s … Read moreHigh and dry: Awaiting relief in blocked Sjögren's syndrome pipeline

Earlier, aggressive therapy prompts 'good news' for RA outcomes

SAN DIEGO — Early recognition and targeted, aggressive treatment have led to improved outcomes and fewer hospitalizations in rheumatoid arthritis, according to a presentation at the 2019 Congress of Clinical Rheumatology West.Jeffrey A. … Read moreEarlier, aggressive therapy prompts 'good news' for RA outcomes

Electromyogram report crucial for patients with suspected myositis

SAN DIEGO — The use of electromyograms and nerve conduction studies are essential to excluding alternative diagnoses and confirming muscle disease when evaluating patients with suspected myopathic disorders, according to a presentation at … Read moreElectromyogram report crucial for patients with suspected myositis

‘Unexpected’: Physician burnout rate lower in rural areas

Family medicine doctors who practiced in rural areas were less likely to experience burnout than those who practiced in medium-sized and metropolitan areas, according to survey results.“We hypothesized that family physicians working in … Read more‘Unexpected’: Physician burnout rate lower in rural areas

Checkpoint inhibitor induced inflammatory arthritis persists after discontinuation

Inflammatory arthritis caused by immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy can develop into a long-term condition even after treatment cessation, requiring immunomodulatory intervention, according to findings published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.“This study was … Read moreCheckpoint inhibitor induced inflammatory arthritis persists after discontinuation

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What Is Myositis? These Are the Signs You Could Have It

Myositis include different types of inflammatory conditions, but all of them involve muscle weakness. The post What Is Myositis? These Are the Signs You Could Have It appeared first on CreakyJoints.

Inflammatory Arthritis Patients May Face Higher Risk of Alzheimer’s, But Anti-TNF Biologics May Offset It

Taking medication that directly targets the underlying inflammation seems to combat any increased risk for Alzheimer’s. The post Inflammatory Arthritis Patients May Face Higher Risk of Alzheimer’s, But Anti-TNF Biologics May Offset It … Read moreInflammatory Arthritis Patients May Face Higher Risk of Alzheimer’s, But Anti-TNF Biologics May Offset It

Low-Purine Diet for Gout: What to Eat, Sample Menu, and More

If you have gout, a painful type of arthritis, you may be trying to limit purines in your diet. Here’s what you need to know to get started. The post Low-Purine Diet for … Read moreLow-Purine Diet for Gout: What to Eat, Sample Menu, and More

This Is How My Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects My 6-Year-Old Son

‘Mommy, you used to cry a lot when I was younger.’ The post This Is How My Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects My 6-Year-Old Son appeared first on CreakyJoints.

Prior Authorizations for Biologics for Rheumatology Patients Delay Care and Could Cause Flares

A new study demonstrated just how these insurance requirements have a negative impact on patient care. The post Prior Authorizations for Biologics for Rheumatology Patients Delay Care and Could Cause Flares appeared first … Read morePrior Authorizations for Biologics for Rheumatology Patients Delay Care and Could Cause Flares

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Kaiser Permanente’s MA plans lead the pack in newly-released 2020 star ratings 

Most Medicare Advantage beneficiaries with prescription drug coverage will be enrolled in a plan that earned a rating of at least four stars, the Trump administration announced Friday. 

Genetic testing company agrees to $42.6M settlement and 25-year ban in Medicare fraud case

A New Orleans-based genetic testing company and its three principals will pay $42.6 million to resolve charges they defrauded the federal government by paying kickbacks in exchange for laboratory referrals and pharmacogenetic testing. The … Read moreGenetic testing company agrees to $42.6M settlement and 25-year ban in Medicare fraud case

Judges skeptical of Medicaid work requirements in appeals hearing on Kentucky, Arkansas programs

A panel of appellate judges were highly skeptical of the Trump administration’s argument that Medicaid work requirements meet the objectives of Medicaid, signaling a possible new legal defeat for the administration.

Industry Voices—Virtual primary care moves healthcare beyond telemedicine  

There’s an entirely new way of delivering healthcare: Virtual primary care. As we adopt this new model, it’s important to dispel what virtual primary care is and isn’t.

Executive Spotlight—Former ONC official Genevieve Morris wants to tackle "un-sexy" health IT issues

FierceHealthcare caught up with former ONC and Veterans Affairs’ official Genevieve Morris for our latest Executive Spotlight.

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Unproven But Profitable Stem Cell Clinics

JAMA features a report on the controversy of stem cell treatments for musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders. Stem cell clinics are popular and proliferating as they are largely a cash business and fall outside of … Read moreUnproven But Profitable Stem Cell Clinics

Treat-to-Target in RA: No Increase in AEs

Implementing a treat-to-target approach for the care of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) did not result in an increase in adverse events or resource use, a post-hoc analysis of a randomized trial showed. In an … Read moreTreat-to-Target in RA: No Increase in AEs

An Association between GCA and IBD ?

A population based analysis from Israel suggests that giant cell arteritis (GCA) patients may be at increased risk for  inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) mainly target. This research was based on sporadic reports in … Read moreAn Association between GCA and IBD ?

FDA's Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Finalized

In response to the growing opioid crisis, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved the final Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS), designed to reduce the risk of abuse, misuse, … Read moreFDA's Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Finalized

Breast Implant Study: More Worries or Not?

The Annals of Surgery reports on an anlaysis of FDA-mandated postmarket studies, including nearly 100,000 breast implant pprocedures, that showed silicone implants to be associated with higher rates of  Sjögren’s syndrome, scleroderma, rheumatoid … Read moreBreast Implant Study: More Worries or Not?