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Travel During COVID-19 Pandemic

Jan 18, 2021

The CDC has addressed the effects and the issues of domestic and international travel on its website.  Below is a sampling of key advice.

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Copay Assistance Programs Help Patients but Confuse Them Too

MedPage Today
Jan 15, 2021

"If you're having trouble paying for your medications, Drug Company X may be able to help."



You may have heard sentences like this at the end of pharmaceutical ads on television, and some clinicians may wonder what exactly the companies do to help their patients. The help usually

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RheumNow Podcast – Steroids, IVIG & the Vaccine (1.15.2021)

Jan 15, 2021

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal reports from the past week on RheumNow.com. How to handle COVID19 Vaccine issues, IL-6 inhibition in COVID, Comorbidites in RA, IVIG in dermatomyositis, & more...

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2020 Rheumatology Year in Review

Jan 14, 2021

2020 was historic, memorable and game-changing. Under the cloud of COVID-19, there were many significant and memorable advances and setbacks for the rheumatology world. In our accounting of most read articles for 2020, (not surprisingly) 17/20 were COVID-related. Below, are our top news items

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ProDERM Study: IVIG in Dermatomyositis

Jan 13, 2021

The ProDERM study design and outcomes are previewed in Medicine; and as promised the results were revealed at ACR Convergence in November 2020 showing that IVIg is safe, effective and superior to placebo i(PBO) in patients with dermatomyositis (DM).

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RheumNow Podcast is up! Benlysta safety, HCQ lowers thromboses, HCQ adherence, Telemedicine, Actemra in COVID,, 2021 looking forward and zoomatology!

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Jan 10, 2021
Our latest podcast is up—Lights, Camera, Zoom. We review the news, journal articles and blogs featured on RheumNow this week. Download wherever podcasts are available. https://t.co/8O5AWNa88d

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Jan 10, 2021
ACR Convergence 2020 Fireside Chats – top presentations in Still’s disease Sponsored by Novartis Medical Affairs Unable to attend all the key sessions at ACR Convergence 2020?
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Jan 09, 2021

Medicare's 'Most Favored Nation' Drug-Pricing Rule in Limbo

MedPage Today
Jan 08, 2021

The fate of the Trump administration's "most favored nation" (MFN) rule for bringing down prescription drug prices remains uncertain as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to assume office later this month.

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RheumNow Podcast – Lights, Camera, Zoom (1.8.2021)

Jan 08, 2021

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news, journal articles and favorite blogs from this past week on RheumNow.com.

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EULAR Guidance on Patient Adherence to Meds--Non-adherence may be the single most untold risk to suboptimal outcomes in the care of musculoskeletal disease. https://t.co/XwxkFz66fv https://t.co/E6W3H56jps
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Jan 08, 2021

EULAR Guidance on Patient Adherence to Meds

Jan 06, 2021

Non-adherence may be the single most untold risk to suboptimal outcomes in the care of musculoskeletal disease.  It has been estimated that 30-80% of patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) are nonadherent to prescribed regimens.  EULAR has commissioned a task force to

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Jan 05, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination - Phase Ib Begins

Jan 04, 2021

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a timeline guidance document on when, how and who should get the commercially available COVID-19 vaccines. 

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Telemedicine Less Utilized in the South and Urban Areas

Jan 04, 2021

MMWR has reported on a July 2020 survey study from 1,009 Health Resources and Services Administration–funded health centers showing that urban Health centers were more likely to provide virtual visits than those in rural areas.



Telehealth has expanded healthcare access, especially in

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Dec 30, 2020

ACR 2020 Reproductive Guidelines - Medication Use with Pregnancy (Best of 2020)

Dec 30, 2020

The ACR has published guidelines to manage reproductive health issues in rheumatic disease (RMD) patients before, during and after pregnancy. In this second excerpt from their guidelines articles, we present recommendations (and good clinical practice statements) for paternal rheumatology

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ACR 2020 Reproductive Guidelines - Lactation Guidance (Best of 2020)

Dec 30, 2020

In this third excerpt from the ACR guidelines on managing reproductive health issues in rheumatic disease patients, we present recommendations regarding the use of glucocorticoids and guidance on lactation and medication use post-partum.

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Dec 29, 2020

Best of 2020: New EULAR/ACR Classification Criteria for SLE

Dec 29, 2020

The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) have jointly developed new classification criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE); prompted by the need for criteria that were both highly sensitive and specific. The net result is improved

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Best of 2020: ACR 2020 Reproductive Guidelines - Contraception & Counseling

Dec 29, 2020

The American College of Rheumatology established a guidelines committee that consisted of both patients, rheumatologists and maternal-fetal health experts. After a a systematic review of the medical literature regarding contraception, assisted reproductive technology, fertility preservation,

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Dr. Janet Pope ( @Janetbirdope) interviews Arthritis & Rheumatology Editor Dr. Daniel Solomon about his role as editor, COVID-19 related submissions, and overall journal submissions #ACR20 https://t.co/ph2gVCVe0f

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Dec 28, 2020
The core problem of COI amongst docs is that the profession does not really care. Disclosure is not the solution. Divestment and recusal are, but no one inside wants to do that.

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Dec 26, 2020

Best of 2020: The COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Registry

Dec 24, 2020

What started out as online tweets and sharing newsfeed and case reports, has progressed to the formation of the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance, whose mission is to create an international rheumatology registry of patients affected by the disease in order to better understand the disease

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Dec 23, 2020
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