INFOGRAPHIC: Improved Clinical Outcomes for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Jun 18, 2015

While there is no cure for RA, our goal in every case is to equip patients with the most effective therapy and knowledge base to slow the progression of the disease for as long as possible.

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  • Inflammatory Conditions

At Accredo, we meet our Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients where they are, whether they’re new to an injectable or have been on therapy for years. This condition can cause severe pain and swelling in areas of the body which require daily use such as hands and feet. Though most RA medications are well-tolerated by our patients, we understand it can be difficult to manage medications with an episode of stiffened, swollen hands. While there is no cure for RA, our goal in every case is to equip patients with the most effective therapy and knowledge base to slow the progression of the disease and prevent destruction for as long as possible. Some examples of the critical patient care we provide to our RA patients include:

  • Extensive patient and caregiver training around minimization of injection site reactions, discomfort, storage, safe disposal and healthy lifestyle,
  • Connections to patient communities and other support resources,
  • One-on-One motivational therapy partnerships,
  • Easy open bottle caps and
  • Additional drug administration support, ranging from auto-injector devices to suggestions for alternate injection locations.

As a result of this specialized care, Accredo patients achieve a 16% higher overall adherence – and have 23% fewer MD office visits – than patients filling at retail.

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