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More than half of patients are denied approval for PCSK9i, study finds

Nov 13/GHLF Staff / Insurance

More than half of patients are denied approval for proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibitors (PCSK9i), according to research published in the journal Circulation. And that’s true even though many appear to meet labeled indicators, the data shows. “Although a combination of clinical characteristics increases the likelihood of approval, payer type is the most significant […]

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New survey illuminates and quantifies stigma and challenges facing migraine sufferers

Oct 13/GHLF Staff / Migraine

The causes of migraines are little understood, although genetics and environmental factors play a role, according to the Mayo Clinic. “Migraines are often undiagnosed and untreated. If you regularly experience signs and symptoms of migraine attacks, keep a record of your attacks and how you treated them. Then make an appointment with your doctor to […]

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Managing Migraine Trigger Blaming

Sep 21/Joe Coe / Migraine

What if life is your migraine trigger? Managing triggers is important. It is also important to understand that sometimes we can’t.

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Health Advocates Can Learn Commitment to Social Justice From Merck CEO, Kenneth Frazier

Aug 23/Lou Tharp / Articles

Kenneth Frazier, Merck’s CEO, is not a newcomer to social justice. That is probably why he was ready to speak out first after Charlottesville and resign from the President’s American Manufacturing Council while Jeff Immelt, the CEO of General Electric and others stayed quiet, perhaps afraid of the consequences of a POTUS Twitter storm. (Immelt […]

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Medical Foods

Aug 01/GHLF Staff / Nutrition

The term “medical food” can be confusing. It is not “food” in the traditional sense. Rather, medical foods are prescription medicines created from food-based, natural molecules. They deliver highly purified, pharmaceutical-grade ingredients to the body to help restore its own balance and normal metabolic processes. Medical foods must have proven effectiveness and contain only ingredients […]

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