The price of a drug should be based on its therapeutic benefits – not just what the market will bear

'Orphan drugs' with high price points are being tested as treatments for COVID-19. There's a better way to spur low-cost innovation for new drugs.

Nicole Hassoun, Professor of Philosophy, Binghamton University, State University of New York • conversation
Jan. 13, 2021 ~9 min

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These cells spike before rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups

Newly discovered cells in the blood seem to indicate impending flare-ups of rheumatoid arthritis. Could they one day be a gauge of pain to come?

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller • futurity
July 20, 2020 ~7 min

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Quitting smoking may reduce risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Analysis of data from the Nurses’ Health studies shows quitting smoking may reduce the risk of the severest form of rheumatoid arthritis.

Haley Bridger • harvard
Feb. 26, 2019 ~4 min

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