Gary Owens, MD, Talks About Trends in RA Management

Published Online: January 10, 2013
Gary Owens, MD, Gary Owens Associates, says that trends in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) management are coming from the new 2012 American College of Rheumatology guidelines that call for earlier and more aggressive treatment of new patients as well as patients who are not doing well on existing therapies. Dr Owens also discusses the drug costs associated with the treatment of RA. Health plans are looking to optimize value while managing cost.