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Rheumatoid Arthritis Update

Rheumatoid Arthritis Update

In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the immune system is triggered to attack an individual’s joints and, sometimes, other organs. The specific cause of RA is not known and, currently, there is no known cure. The goal of rheumatologists is to put RA into remission.

February 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Arthritis drugs show how US drug prices defy economics

Arthritis drugs show how US drug prices defy economics

Since the first RA drug came to market a decade ago, nearly a dozen have been added. If basic economics prevailed, RA treatments and patients would have benefited from competition. But, because of industry price-setting practices, legal challenges and marketing tactics, they haven’t. The first RA drug cost $10,000 a year. It now lists for more than $40,000 — even as alternatives have entered the U.S. market.

December 23, 2017 | By | Reply More