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Patients in Support Programs for Painful Autoimmune Conditions May Have Reduced Opioid Use

Pharmacy Times

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Programs that provide ongoing support to patients with painful conditions and complex medication regimens may also help them avoid using opioid pain medications or reduce the amount that they use, according to a study published in Rheumatology and Therapy.

The study examined patients with a range of autoimmune disorders, including arthritis and psoriasis, who were taking an injected biologic medication to treat their symptoms and prevent painful flare-ups. This type of treatment requires frequent self-injections on a strict schedule, special disposal of used supplies, and typically high out-of-pocket costs. This has led to the formation of patient support ...