Navigation Links
Wide disparities in access to latest rheumatoid arthritis drugs across Europe
Date:3/6/2013

This means that 320 million people - 40% of Europe's population - who could benefit from treatment with disease modifying drugs (DMARDs) would struggle to get access to them, say the researchers.

DMARDs are extremely effective for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, and the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) recommends the use of synthetic DMARDs immediately after diagnosis to halt progress of the disease. But they are expensive.

The authors therefore surveyed key experts in 49 countries during 2011 about the availability, affordability and acceptability of both synthetic DMARDs, such as methotrexate and leflunomide, and biological DMARDs, such as infliximab and etanercept.

In all, 46 countries took part in the survey, which included those in Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and Western Europe, as well as Turkey and Uzbekistan.

The responses revealed wide disparities in access to DMARDs. Six countries did not reimburse use of any of the five synthetic DMARDs included in the survey, and 10 countries did not pay for any biological DMARDs.

The cost of one year's treatment with a synthetic DMARD did not exceed any country's per capita GDP). But the cost of one year's treatment with a biological DMARD was higher than the per capita GDP of 26 countries, by as much as 11 times, the findings indicated.

That means that almost 40% of the population of Europe - equivalent to 320 million people - would have severely restricted access to biological DMARDs, say the authors.

Access was especially poor in countries in Central and Eastern Europe and those least well off, economically and socially, the findings showed.

The number of days a person on an average income would need to work to pay fhe full drug price of 30 days' treatment with a biological DMARD ranged from 12 days in Luxembourg to 190 in Romania.

Although it's not possible to draw definitive conclusions on the impact on health
'/>"/>

Contact: Emma Dickinson
edickinson@bmjgroup.com
44-020-738-36529
BMJ-British Medical Journal
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Praeclarus Press Launches the One Every 21 Seconds Campaign to Increase Awareness on the Role of Breastfeeding in Reducing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Infant Mortality
2. Hospital Type Linked to Racial Disparities in Kids With Appendicitis Complication
3. Study reports racial disparities in pediatric appendicitis treatment tied to hospital type
4. Racial Disparities Still Seen in Use of Breast Cancer Treatments
5. Are there racial disparities in osteoporosis screening and treatment?
6. Policy considerations pose options for leaders to reduce costly disparities in diabetes
7. 2 NIH studies show power of epidemiology research; Underscore need to address health disparities
8. Orange County partnership to target cancer health disparities
9. Ethnic disparities in breast cancer survival remain despite socioeconomic similarities
10. AACR, Komen for the Cure honor researcher with lecture on science of cancer health disparities
11. Vanderbilt-led study reveals racial disparities in prostate cancer care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/16/2014)... Aspen Advisors, a U.S.-based healthcare IT consulting firm, ... high morale and collaborative culture in the ... Work For 2014.” Consulting magazine publishes the popular ... participating across all major industries, representing more than 350 ... firms were ranked in six categories - firm culture, ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... and radiation therapy as part of breast conservation ... with hormone-receptor positive (HR+) invasive breast cancer. A ... Center, however, shows that combination may not be ... , The results, which Fox Chase researchers ... 56th Annual Meeting on Sunday, September 14, suggest ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Seven heroes who have dramatically improved ... honored in New York City on November 6 by ... global recognition and funding program that honors individuals serving ... as the “Nobel Prize for Child Advocates,” this year’s ... that benefit children in countries around the world dealing ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... As part of its Latinos Living ... (LULAC) will host the second annual health festival in ... free health screenings for osteoporosis, HIV, and high blood ... cholesterol levels as well as bone marrow typing. In ... 6 years old , The event will also feature ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, ... U.S. cancer survivors are alive today, compared to just ... Research reported Tuesday. These individuals amount to 4 ... of childhood cancer, according to the association,s annual progress ... and treatment of cancer and details some of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Aspen Advisors Earns Recognition in Consulting Magazine’s "Best Small Firms to Work For" 2Health News:Aspen Advisors Earns Recognition in Consulting Magazine’s "Best Small Firms to Work For" 3Health News:Benefit of endocrine therapy in elderly women with low risk hormone receptor positive breast cancer? 2Health News:Benefit of endocrine therapy in elderly women with low risk hormone receptor positive breast cancer? 3Health News:World of Children® Award Announces 2014 Honorees 2Health News:World of Children® Award Announces 2014 Honorees 3Health News:World of Children® Award Announces 2014 Honorees 4Health News:World of Children® Award Announces 2014 Honorees 5Health News:World of Children® Award Announces 2014 Honorees 6Health News:World of Children® Award Announces 2014 Honorees 7Health News:World of Children® Award Announces 2014 Honorees 8Health News:LULAC Hosts Second Annual Latinos Living Healthy Feria de Salud in Los Angeles 2Health News:Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer, Says New Report 2Health News:Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer, Says New Report 3Health News:Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer, Says New Report 4
... that combines 2 medications , , SUNDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) ... make sense of a trial showing that a drug can ... apparent benefit to people at high risk of heart attack ... well-known statin -- simvastatin -- with ezetimibe, which also lowers ...
... use with angioplasty following a heart attack, the anticoagulants ... measures within 90 minutes after the procedure, while patients ... a lower risk of major adverse cardiac events within ... to a JAMA study being released early online March ...
... risk and don,t increase mortality probability , , SUNDAY, March ... placed in diseased coronary arteries to keep them open, ... patients, new research shows. , In the largest study ... the drug in question retards the growth of arterial ...
... to Join Nation,s Largest RN ... Organization, ... registered nurses to have a stronger voice to speak,out for patients and ... to win union collective bargaining,rights., RNs at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center ...
... deaths could be avoided with lifestyle changes, experts say, ... that could cut cancer deaths in half. , Well, ... American Cancer Society report that said as many as ... lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking, maintaining a healthy ...
... mice was important protective mechanism, researchers say , , FRIDAY, March ... a critical role in protecting the heart during a heart ... It was already known that Gi increased activity in a ... helping the heart adapt to damage or if it actually ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Cholesterol Drug Controversy Continues 2Health News:Cholesterol Drug Controversy Continues 3Health News:Comparison of anticoagulants for angioplasty show similar outcomes 2Health News:Drug-Eluting Stents Safe After Heart Attack 2Health News:First Unionized Hospital in Texas 2Health News:First Unionized Hospital in Texas 3Health News:You May Be the Key to Cancer Prevention 2Health News:You May Be the Key to Cancer Prevention 3Health News:Key Protein Limits Damage of Heart Attack 2
(Date:9/16/2014)... , Sept. 16, 2014   Vestagen Technical Textiles, ... patient experience at hospitals. The myComfort™ line of patient ... barrier fabric that is fluid repellant, breathable and in ... the growth of bacteria on the fabric i . ... plays in the chain of transmission. We want myComfort ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... 2014 The Lupus Foundation of America and ... today released results from UNVEIL: understanding the impact of ... lupus journey and the challenges not only for those ... UNVEIL study, which involved over 1,000 people with lupus ... on all aspects of life including family, work, finances, ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... , Sept. 16, 2014 Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... dedicated to delivering high quality and novel medicines to ... Chief Executive Officer Mark Baum will be ... Alpha Select Conference in New York City.  Mr. Baum ... Go Dropless™ campaign in ophthalmology. The presentation is scheduled ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Vestagen Patient Garments Aim to Minimize Pathogen Transmission Inside Hospitals 2"UNVEIL" Survey Reveals a Life Interrupted by Lupus 2"UNVEIL" Survey Reveals a Life Interrupted by Lupus 3"UNVEIL" Survey Reveals a Life Interrupted by Lupus 4"UNVEIL" Survey Reveals a Life Interrupted by Lupus 5Imprimis Pharmaceuticals to Present at Craig-Hallum Alpha Select Conference 2Imprimis Pharmaceuticals to Present at Craig-Hallum Alpha Select Conference 3Imprimis Pharmaceuticals to Present at Craig-Hallum Alpha Select Conference 4
The ring maintains the bag tension avoiding the development of posterior capsule pleats. It is also established to compensate the efforts induced during the bag retraction....
Mayo dissecting scissors with beveled blades....
Ribbon malleable, general purpose retractor....
The Wire Cutters are designed to cut Kirschner wires up to 2.5 mm diameter easily and smoothly. They are particularly useful for external fixation applications. The Wire Cutters shear fixation wires ...
Medicine Products: