Step Therapy

The Cost-Saving Proposal That Costs Seniors $2,000 a Month

February 12, 2019

A Trump administration proposal designed to cut prescription drug costs could actually see some seniors paying $2,000 more each month out of their own pockets, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests.

Capitol Hill Event Spotlights Step Therapy

November 20, 2018

Devastating.  Awful.  Miserable.  That’s how patients and advocates described step therapy during a recent Derma Care Access Network policy panel on Capitol Hill.  

New Treatments Will Target Parkinson’s Patients’ “Off” Periods

August 7, 2018

Existing therapies help Parkinson’s patients control their tremors and stiffness – most of the time.  Now, new versions of the drug apormorphine could address breakthrough symptoms, which about 90 percent of patients experience during what’s known as “off” periods.  

Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month: A Time to Stop the Stigma

May 29, 2018

Many people think they know Tourette syndrome.  It’s the person who blurts out foul words at inopportune times, like what you see on sitcoms or in movies.  In reality, this particular vocal tic is rare. But the stereotype of people living with Tourette syndrome is unfortunately common.