Secukinumab Has High Retention Rate in Real-World Psoriatic Arthritis Study

August 08, 2020 03:00pm

New real-world data shows 64% of patients with psoriatic arthritis who had previously been on a biologic stayed on secukinumab for the duration of the study.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Effective for Acute Headache Pain, Review Finds

By Allison Inserro

Fatigue Broadly Impacts Patients With RA, Psoriatic Arthritis, Axial Spondyloarthritis

By Laura Joszt

How Are Employers Addressing Back-to-School, Leave-Related Concerns Amid the Pandemic?

By Matthew Gavidia

Contributor: Under New Rule, MA Plans Can Keep a Blindfold on Dialysis Facility Choice for Individuals With Kidney Failure

By Lori Hartwell

This Week in Managed Care: August 7, 2020

August 07, 2020

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This week, the top managed care news included CMS updates on telehealth and more; COVID-19 vaccine developments and remaining challenges; a study examines the impact of state policies on life expectancy.

Impact of Primary Care Intensive Management on Medication Adherence and Adjustments

August 07, 2020

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The Veterans Health Administration implemented primary care intensive management for high-risk patients. Impacts of this program on patients’ medication adherence and adjustments were modest.

Patients With IPF Are at Increased Risk for Multiple Cancers

August 06, 2020

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Researchers found that patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) are at increased risk of developing several forms of cancer compared with the general population.

FDA Clears clonoSEQ to Detect MRD in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

August 06, 2020

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clonoSEQ, from Adaptive Biotechnologies, can detect 1 cancer cell among a million healthy cells.

Study Describes Ozanimod’s Mechanism of Action in Relapsing MS

August 06, 2020

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A new analysis offers insights into how ozanimod works in patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis, as well as the impact of higher dosage.

Real-World Analysis: Secukinumab Improves Psoriatic Arthritis Outcomes at 6 Months

August 06, 2020

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Just like in clinical trials, a real-world analysis of patients with psoriatic arthritis who were treated with secukinumab achieved minimal disease activity, as well as other improvements.

What Obstacles Are Impeding Early Diagnosis of Parkinson Disease?

August 06, 2020

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Improving on the ability to confirm diagnosis of Parkinson disease (PD) earlier and determining who is at risk for PD were referenced as key factors in further slowing progression of the disease, according to review findings.

Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia Possibly Linked to Worse Outcomes Among Patients With Acute Heart Failure

August 06, 2020

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Prevention and early screening efforts need to be stepped up for patients with acute heart failure who contract pneumonia while hospitalized.

Specialty Drug Spending After State-Mandated Out-of-Pocket Caps

August 06, 2020

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Despite concerns, legislation to cap out-of-pocket payments for specialty drugs has not been shown to shift costs to health plans, thereby increasing insurance premiums, according to a study published in New England Journal of Medicine.