Tag Archives: Therapy

Exercise Therapy for OA Pain Management

Exercise therapy is widely recommended for managing knee, hip and hand OA. It is considered the most effective non-drug treatment for reducing pain and improving movement in osteoarthritis. Muscle weakness, particularly in the quadriceps femoris, is associated with increased pain levels and poorer physical function. Strong muscles are stress resilient and exhibit greater motor control.… Read More »

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) being linked to increase in breast cancer risk

Hormone replacement therapy is linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, scientists have warned. A major review of worldwide evidence found almost all forms of the treatment were linked to the raised risk. And it revealed for the first time the risk stays higher for more than 10 years after use. The study said… Read More »

Novartis slaps $2M-plus price tag on newly approved gene therapy Zolgensma—and cost watchdogs approve

Industry watchers have been speculating for months about just how high Novartis would price gene therapy Zolgensma on approval—and just how payers would cover it. And with the FDA’s green light, they now have an answer. The Swiss drugmaker will roll out the drug, a one-time treatment for pediatric patients less than 2 years of… Read More »

Commentary: Novartis CEO: Gene therapy offers hope of cures in a treatment, but US needs new pricing, payment model

We live in an incredible era of progress in human health. Advances in cell and gene therapies are beginning to yield powerful new treatments for some of the most devastating illnesses. With many of these new therapies we are no longer combating diseases over time, but potentially curing them in a single treatment. This is… Read More »