Friday, 20 Sep 2019


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26 Jul 2019 Social RT @AngusWorthing: A lot happening on reforms to curb high drug prices! Yesterday, @ChuckGrassley & @RonWyden's bill cleared Senate Finance…
19 Jul 2018 Social In gastroenterology, rheumatology, and dermatology the cost of nonmedical switching estimated to be $214/per pt (>$770k for 3609 pts w/ swtich rate of 16.6%). If Switch rates rise to 25-50% this could cost $1.2-2.4 million.
23 Nov 2016 Social RT @DeloitteHealth: These 10 #innovations have the potential to transform the #healthcare system at large. #cmotoday
04 Feb 2018 Social RT @TedJacksonPhoto: In 1990, a homeless man looked me in the eye and said, "You aught to do a story about me." I asked him why. "Because…
25 Aug 2018 Social Average NO-SHOW rate is 5-10%, costing you $10-20k/yr. RheumNow blog on The 'No Show' Problem & what you can do. Common reasons? : emotions, perceived disrespect, and not understanding the scheduling system | RheumNow - Rheumatology News & Information
20 Jul 2015 Social @PhilipGardiner @reumed123 Oh the glory of Botox is in the listing of what has been tried. I happened to run out of space in my tweet! Thnx
16 Aug 2017 Social RT @AcademicsSay: an academic prayer
24 Mar 2017 Social Rheumatologists: consider autoimmune encephalitis in Ddx for rapidly progressive Dz w/ psych symptoms, seizure & memory loss @CCalabreseDO
18 Feb 2018 Social RT @uptoTate: Listen to your patients! They are trying to tell you what’s really going on. @RheumNow
08 Dec 2018 Social RT @SecAzar: As we continue our efforts to reduce the high cost of prescription drugs, meetings with groups like @ArthritisFdn and @ACRheum…
01 Oct 2018 Social Armadillos may be vectors for Leprosy (M. Leprae). Zoonotic transmission by nine-banded armadillos reported in southern US (TX, LA, FLA), Brazil and S America, May cause ulcers, skin lesions, neuropathy, arthritis.
06 Sep 2017 Social RT @AngusWorthing: Thanks to Senate L-HHS approps subcommittee for approving $2 Billion increase in #NIH funding! @SenThadCochran @RoyBlunt…
23 May 2017 Social Dont rant,curse, critique & be a stalwart curmudgeon.Unless you offer suggestions & solutions to improve, youre just a pain in the tuckas
31 Mar 2018 Social RT @hausmannMD: There’s no better time to become a rheumatologist! In our recent @ACRheum article, we predict increasing demand for our spe…
27 Jul 2017 Social Biologics make for 90% of cost of care- infusions cost/Yr RTX $36,663; TCZ $36,821, INFLX $; ABA $46,532
04 Apr 2018 Social Recent PNAS study shows that there is a low probability of direct infection transmission to passengers not seated in close proximity to an infectious passenger.
14 Mar 2019 Social #1 Humira tops list of top selling drugs of 2018 at $19.9 Billion worldwide sales. Other Rheum drugs include #6 Rituxan $6.9 billion and #10 Stelara $5.2 billion
17 Apr 2018 Social Patients with Fever? You can monitor & record with a wearable Wireless Smart Bluetooth Thermometer worn as axillary stickon - $22 on Amazon
16 Sep 2015 Social 2012 NHANES shows that 12-14% of US adults have diabetes & prevalence of prediabetes is 37- 38%
08 Dec 2017 Social RT @DrDavidKarp: So why do we still teach medical students to introduce patients by age, sex, and race?