Facing Today's Prescription Drug Costs
The U.S. is the most expensive place for drugs in the world.

Facing Today's Prescription Drug Costs

Affording your medications can be difficult; there are ways to combat the costs.

Today’s medical care has never offered so much. Modern medicine has made advances in research, disease treatment and the improvement of patients’ quality of life in the last decade, and development of new drugs is often the driver behind the progress. But, the reality is that medications costs are often too much for many to afford. While the reasons for the price increases are complex, the fact is that the U.S. is the most expensive place in the world for drugs.

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    Prevention

    Rheumatoid Arthritis VS. Osteoarthritis

    RA and OA seem one in the same; understanding how they differ is important for your pain relief.

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    Nutrition & Supplements

    Enjoy Winter’s Superfoods for Pain Relief

    A healthy diet in the cold months can help your joint health.

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    Pain Management

    How to Help Yourself When Caring for Others

    Caring for someone with a chronic illness when you ache can be hard; here are ways to help yourself.

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    Medications

    Facing Today's Prescription Drug Costs

    Affording your medications can be difficult; there are ways to combat the costs.

    Today’s medical care has never offered so much. Modern medicine has made advances in research, disease treatment and the improvement of patients’ quality of life in the last decade, and development of new drugs is often the driver behind the progress. But, the reality is...

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    Exercise & Prevention

    Regain Your Range of Motion

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    Research

    In the News: March 2016

    Even in patients with clinical signs of hip osteoarthritis (OA), an X-ray may not be able to definitively detect the condition. Gout is increasingly common, but now research shows that having the condition increases your risk of heart disease as well. Hip osteoarthritis (OA)...

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    Surgical Solutions

    March 2016: Hand Arthritis and Shoulder Replacement

    Hand osteoarthritis (OA) is very common, with some statistics showing the incidence of hand OA being second only to knee arthritis in the U.S. Shoulder replacement surgery is becoming increasingly common for the treatment of degenerative osteoarthritis (OA).

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