Tag Archives: drug costs

In Her Own Words: A Young Woman With
Rheumatoid Arthritis Acknowledges Her Disability

How do young people cope with chronic, debilitating conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia? Patient POV interviewed Lisa Jaffe Hubbell, a young woman, who only last month acknowledged to herself, that she is disabled, and is unlikely to regain function. … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why I Find This Year’s Allergy Season
Especially Aggravating

1.    Allegra, the non-sedating antihistamine has gone over the counter, with nearly psychedelic purple boxes knocking me down when I go into my local drugstore. It has also skyrocketed in cost. That means people with allergies are paying far more … Continue reading

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What the Macular Degeneration Drug Trial Means

Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness. The advanced form of the disease affects 1.6 million people in the United States.  That’s why results from the first year of a two-year clinical trial that tested … Continue reading

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