You may have heard that Amgen, which manufactures the cholesterol-lowering drug evolocumab (Repatha), just announced it is lowering the list price of the drug by about 60 percent to $5,850 per year from its original list price of $14,523. The company says that the goal of the price drop is to help lower patients’ copays, […]
New York State Proclaims June as Migraine Awareness Month.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of a new preventive migraine treatment.
Advocating for collective health issues may help you pursue your own care, fuel well-being, and more. https://www.everydayhealth.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/living-with/rheumatoid-arthritis-activism-produces-resilience/
Seth Ginsberg, co-founder and president of the Global Healthy Living Foundation, explains what patients should know about biosimilar therapies. http://www.centerforbiosimilars.com/interviews/seth-ginsberg-what-patients-need-to-know-about-biosimilars
When you sign an annual health insurance contract, you expect the services, physicians, and medications in the formulary to be available all year long. Unfortunately, many people aren’t getting what they paid for. http://www.patriotledger.com/opinion/20180212/carlton-zeigler-state-needs-to-stop-bait-and-switch-by-insurers
GHLF has just released a User’s Guide to the Healthcare System. Included are explanations of common insurance barriers, tools for communicating with your provider’s office, information on how patients can become advocates, and more. Learn more below: https://www.everydayhealth.com/public-health/users-guide-healthcare-system-launches-today/ https://thedoctorweighsin.com/the-modern-patient-needs-to-be-an-expert-insurance-navigator/
Becoming a patient advocate teaches us that our pain has a purpose.
By Paul Demko 03/02/2018 04:20 PM EDT Patients with severe, often life-threatening illnesses could see steep and unexpected drug costs in the coming weeks due to an arcane change in the way many insurers handle drug maker discounts. At issue are coupons that pharmaceutical companies provide for pricey treatments for diseases like cancer, HIV, hepatitis […]