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Can the "Formulary Police" Be Stopped?

Demands for prior approvals (PAs) have begun to spread, virus-like, from top-dollar biologics to familiar standards such as methotrexate. A quick survey by an Alabama rheumatologist reveals the additional high cost to practices of merely dealing with all those PAs. And who's practicing rheumatology now -- you or those health-plan clerks? What can be done? He offers a solution ...

Gout

A recent interest in the effects of neutrophil extracellular traps in gout tophi could shed light on inflammatory processes in other autoimmune diseases.

Gout

Once a disease of kings, gout affects an increasing number of “commoners”—and the physical and economic toll is high.

Watch especially for cardiovascular risk in women who have gout, warn the authors of an observational study using a large British primary-care database.

All of the signs pointed to osteomyelitis with sepsis. But further examination pointed to consequences of poorly controlled gout.

Watch for the onset of diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors among gout patients, particularly women. A study using US insurance claims has validated UK data that showed the same gender difference.

In court decision to approve generic colchicine for gout, American College of Rheumatology arguments about the risk to patients of exorbitant pricing may have played an important role. Is this a harbinger of something?

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