Participating Faculty: Improving Clinical and Managed Care Outcomes in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Focus on Comparative Effectiveness of Current Treatments

Supplements and Featured Publications, Improving Clinical and Managed Care Outcomes in Rheumatoid arthritis: a Focus on Comparative Effecti, Volume 18, Issue 13 Suppl

This supplement to The American Journal of Managed Care provides an overview of the diagnosis, pathophysiology, epidemiology, symptoms, assessment, and prognosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It reviews the goals of treatment, approach to treatment, and monitoring of outcomes in patients with RA with currently available therapies. Special focus is placed on the role of newer biologic agents and their comparative data. This supplement also describes the direct and indirect costs associated with RA, with a focus on treatment-related costs, the role of specialty pharmacy and managed care, and mechanisms to provide disease management that optimizes economic outcomes.Faculty

William J. Cardarelli, PharmD

Director of Pharmacy Revenue and Supply

Atrius Health

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

Watertown, Massachusetts

Allan Gibofsky, MD, JD, FACP, FCLM

Professor of Medicine and Public Health

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Attending Rheumatologist

Hospital for Special Surgery

New York, New York

Editorial Support

Andrew Scott Mathis, PharmD

Pharmacy Department

Monmouth Medical Center

Long Branch, New Jersey

Faculty Disclosures

These faculty have disclosed the following relevant commercial financial relationships or affiliations in the past 12 months.

William J. Cardarelli, PharmD, has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Allan Gibofsky, MD, JD, FACP, FCLM

Consultant/advisory board, honoraria, lectureship, stock ownership: Abbott, Amgen, Genentech, Pfizer, and UCB

Stock ownership: Johnson & Johnson; GlaxoSmithKline

Andrew Scott Mathis, PharmD, has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

The American Journal of Managed Care

Publishing Staff—Jeff D. Prescott, PharmD, RPh; Kara Guarini, MS; and Ida Delmendo have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education and Physicians’ Education Resource, LLC

Planning Staff—Judy V. Lum, MPA; and Elena Beyzarov, PharmD, have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Signed disclosures are on file at the office of The American Journal of Managed Care, Plainsboro, New Jersey.

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