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Many Americans are paying less for prescription drugs, but some are having to deal with sharp rises in the cost of specialty medicines for rare or serious diseases, according to a new report.
Herbal Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F is effective for the treatment of active rheumatoid arthritis in disease-modifying antirheumatic drug-naive patients, according to a study published online April 14 in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
With the resignation of US Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday, the Affordable Care Act will get a fresh face. But turning around public perception of the controversial health care reform law in a politically charged mid-term election year poses an enormous challenge for the department's next leader, policy experts said.
By Jacquelyn Gray
For psoriatic arthritis patients, foot pain and inflammation are tied to foot structure, according to research published in the April 2014 issue of Rheumatology.
By Katie Eder, Managing Editor
Noting the management and treatment of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) are currently subpar in the primary care setting, 2 researchers recently reviewed and outlined key clinical considerations for the chronic neuropathic pain syndrome.
A history of adolescent or adult abuse is not associated with pain severity, but is linked to pain-related disability and depression in women with chronic pelvic pain, according to a study published in the April issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
US Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is stepping down from her position, after overseeing the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act that remains unpopular with some Americans and virtually all Republican lawmakers.
Implementation of a brief psychosocial education program achieves only modest savings in low back pain-related health care costs, according to a study published in the April 1 issue of The Spine Journal.
In elderly adults, current and recent non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use is associated with increased risk of atrial fibrillation, according to a study published online April 8 in BMJ Open.
By Katie Eder, Managing Editor
Administering 2 so-called pregnancy hormones simultaneously in patients suffering from intractable pain may significantly reduce their opioid use, pain, and flare intensity.
Physician's Money Digest
Physicians have a much larger impact on the nation beyond simply providing care. They contributed $1.6 trillion in economic activitiy and support nearly 10 million jobs nationwide.
While many Americans came out of the recession feeling like they were in better control of their finances, one age group has definitely been the most affected by the financial crisis of 2008.
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