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Amgen Just Slashed Its Price of the Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Repatha. So What Does This Mean for You?

Oct 29// PCSK9i

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, […]

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New York Proclaims June as Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

Jun 05// Migraine

New York State Proclaims June as Migraine Awareness Month.

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New Migraine Drug Approved. But Will Our Insurance Cover it?

May 18// Migraine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of a new preventive migraine treatment.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Activism Produces Resilience and Other Rewards

Mar 30// Advocacy Testimony

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/

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What Patients Need to Know About Biosimilars

Mar 30// Biosimilars

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

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State Needs to Stop Bait and Switch by Insurers

Mar 30// Articles

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

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GHLF Releases User’s Guide to the Healthcare System

Mar 30// GHLF in the news

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/

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Become a migraine advocate

Mar 13/Jamie Sanders/ Articles Migraine

Becoming a patient advocate teaches us that our pain has a purpose.

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Patients’ bills may surge due to new insurer policy on drug coupons

Mar 09// Articles

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 […]

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