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Viewpoints: Prior Authorization Requests Delay or Prevent Delivery of Needed Meds

Rheumatologist denounces common practice as a time-draining impediment to patient care

Viewpoints: Commentary: Generic Drugs Can Increase Opportunities for Medication Errors

Why dispensing pharmacies should provide color chart of generic drugs they substitute each month

Viewpoints: Are Insurance Companies’ Medication Directives Fiscally, Medically Questionable?

A reader questions whether insurers' practice of promoting medications has undermined physicians’ ability to provide quality patient care

Viewpoints: Letters: Multidisciplinary Care Treatment Goals, Guidelines Essential for Patients

A patient case [The Rheumatologist, May 2014], emphasizes importance of good communication among multiple healthcare providers

Viewpoints: Letters: UCLA Study on HLA-B27 Link with Ankylosing Spondylitis at Forefront

Researchers Scholosstein et al were first to connection HLA antigens to the inflammatory disease, not Brewerton et al as reported [The Rheumatologist, May 2014]

Viewpoints: Letters: More Tools for Inflammatory Myopathies

A reader offers more diagnostic tools for inflammatory myopathies

Viewpoints: Letters: A Word of Caution on Colchicine Study

A rheumatologist warns against generalizing findings of the study reported in “Colchine Effective for Acute Pericarditis” [published online October 31, 2013] to all patients with rheumatic diseases

Viewpoints: Letters: Criticism for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies in Rheumatoid Arthritis

One reader calls claims about the effectiveness of CAM to treat RA misleading; author notes proving the efficacy of alternative treatments remains challenging

Viewpoints: Letters: Rheumatologist's Trip to Rural Nepal Is A Fine Adventure

Praise for Dr. Steven S. Overman's expedition medicine trip to Nepal

Viewpoints: Letters: Detecting Lyme Disease May Require Thorough Testing

A Western Blot test, and other assays, may be needed to confirm Lyme disease even if an ELISA screen is negative



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