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IFPA Reveals Findings of Non-Medical Switching Analysis

Dec 21// Non-Medical Switching

The Institute for Patient Access (IFPA) review of Medicare data for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Crohn’s disease or immunodeficiency found that concerns about the negative consequences of non-medical switching are warranted. Specifically, they concluded that non-medical switching can negatively impact patient care and increase healthcare expenses, particularly for RA patients. Read more.


CSRO Statement on Non-Medical Switching

Dec 14// Non-Medical Switching

A change of medication in a stable patient for non-medical reasons puts the patient at unnecessary risk, according to the Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations (CSR0). Absent any medical reason for the switch, the CSRO says patients should be allowed to remain on their current medication as long as they are medically stable. Read more.