Non-Opioid Pain Options for Osteoarthritis (OA)

Flexion CEO Dr. Mike Clayman, discusses the company’s inflection year ahead, gene therapy, the importance of non-opioid options for people suffering from pain, and attracting/retaining talent in biotech/biopharma scene. Flexion is focused on advancing local therapies for patients with musculoskeletal disorders. The company’s non-opioid pain treatment, Zilretta, is an FDA approved intra-articular (“in the joint”) injection for pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee.

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Teen Health Week

Dr. Jennifer Bateman, National VP of Youth Development for Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Dr. Laura Herrerra Scott VP of Medicaid Clinical Operations for Anthem, talk about the health program “Triple Play” that focuses on developing a youth’s mind, body and soul.   

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CareVitality – Telehealth Management Services

Returning guest, Vanessa Rose Bisceglie, discusses the new law changes within MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015) and how physicians can stay in compliance and earn the highest bonus in their medicare payment. She also discusses the telehealth care management services that they offer that assists patients between office visits.

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Non-Drug Treatment for Migraine in Women

ElectroCore co-founder and senior executive advisor of Medical and Government Affairs, Dr. Peter Staats discusses new survey results that revealed a significant underutilization of non-drug treatment options for migraine among female patients and health care providers (HCPs). This survey showed that only 8% of HCPs reported treatment of patients with non-drug therapy.

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Management of Parkinson’s Disease During OFF and ON Periods

Dr. Robert Hauser, Director at Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center in Tampa, discusses the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and OFF periods (a time when symptoms recur while on baseline medication), and ON periods (when symptoms are controlled) as well as ways to help manage them with treatment options.

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