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FSR Advocates Help Lead Charge to Support Florida’s Rheumatology Community

Session in Tallahassee is coming to a close, but FSR's advocates have been busy working to support rheumatology friendly policies. FSR advocates sent 245 letters of support to... Continue Reading

Florida’s Rheumatology Leaders Assemble in Tallahassee to Educate State Legislators

FSR hosted a record number of advocates representing a variety of districts across the state. While there are several legislative issues impacting the rheumatology community, ... Continue Reading

Pharmacy benefit manager reform will increase transparency, access | Commentary

Six in 10 adults report currently taking at least one prescription medication and see their pharmacist twice as often as any other health-care provider. Despite the pivotal ro... Continue Reading

Will Medicare stand in the way of innovative rheumatoid arthritis treatment? | Column

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that affects millions of Americans, causing pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints. If left inadequately treated, rheumatoid... Continue Reading

It takes a village: Rheumatology trainees require multiple mentors, commitment

From the latter stages of medical school to the precarious steps involved in carving out a subspecialty, and throughout the turbulent transitions experienced by young physicia... Continue Reading

Copay Accumulator and Maximizer Update: Adoption Plateaus as Insurers Battle Patients Over Copay Support

Is the gold rush in copay accumulators and maximizers slowing down? Our latest update finds that for 2022, about 40% of commercial lives have adopted these benefit designs. Ac... Continue Reading

Robert Levin: State lawmakers should put patients first, stop predatory pharmacy middlemen

For years, PBMs had an unrestricted license to manipulate the health care system. Wouldn’t it be nice if, after your doctor prescribed a particular medication, you could sim... Continue Reading

Governor DeSantis proposes tighter controls on pharmacy benefit managers

Simply going to the local drug store to pick up a prescription used to be a pretty simple exercise. But that purchase has become ever more complicated. Now Governor DeSantis w... Continue Reading