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Disability benefit use and workplace productivity loss in the 12 months following multiple myeloma diagnosis was higher in patients who received injectable chemotherapy compared with patients who received oral chemotherapy, according to a study published in the Journal of Managed Care &…
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Patients recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma are incurring greater healthcare costs compared with patients diagnosed just a few years earlier, however, those additional dollars spent coincide with substantial gains in survival. Researchers published their findings in American Health and Drug…
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A recent study published in BMJ Open found that the current time to diagnosis of more than 3 months for multiple myeloma could be significantly reduced. The researchers explained that due to a complicated symptom profile, the current time to diagnosis for multiple myeloma is higher than most other…
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Research presented at the ASH 2017 Annual Meeting & Exposition highlighted how costs for autologous stem cell transplantation have decreased over the past decade. “Multiple myeloma (MM) treatment facility volume, an indirect measure of treating physician experience with the disease, has been…
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In one survey of payers, 47.6% reported having pathways for multiple myeloma, with another 19.1% citing the cancer type as a high priority for pathway development, Edmund Pezalla, MD, MPH, chief executive officer of Enlightenment BioConsult, explained at the AMCP Annual Meeting 2017. Oncology…
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According to recent research presented at the 2016 ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition, multiple myeloma treatment costs are not significantly different when using Kyprolis (carfilzomib; Amgen) compared to treatment with Pomalyst (pomalidomide; Celgene). The researchers stated that the objective of…
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CASE PRESENTATION A 70-year-old Hispanic female presented to the emergency room with 2 weeks of persistent pain in her left hip and low back along with general fatigue. She had been involved in a motor vehicle accident 2 months earlier and had been taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory…
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