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eLetter #720 | July 14, 2017  

Is Blink Health the Cure for High Prescription Drug Costs?

Blink LogoBlink Health is doing what Medicare hasn't been able to do. It negotiates prices directly with pharmaceutical companies so it can pass along deeper discounts to the consumer. If you search on their website, a 30-day supply for 40mg of Prilosec will cost you just $9.92 and a 90-day supply of sildenafil is $62.

How it works? You find your prescription online and pay in advance. Then, you print out a voucher to take to your pharmacy for pick-up. Blink Health partners with more than 57,000 pharmacies nationwide, including CVS, Kroger, Walmart and Rite-Aid.

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Spanish NIAMSNIAMS Now Has Spanish-Language Resources

The National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease (NIAMS) recently introduced its Community Outreach site in Spanish. The information aims to provide easy-to-understand Spanish-Language resources about the bones, joints, muscles and skin.

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Scleroderma Interactive Body Tool

Body Tool
One of the most visited pages on the Scleroderma Foundation's website is its Interactive Body Tool. This tool was created back in 2013 and shows how scleroderma affects a person's skin, gastrointestinal system, vascular system and other parts of the body. Several years later, it continues to be one of the top 5 pages visited regularly by our website visitors.

The Interactive Body Tool is an excellent resource for anyone who has been newly-diagnosed with the disease, or to share with your family and friends to help them understand your illness. Check it out today!

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2017 Conference HashtagWe'll Be Back!

Due to the National Patient Education Conference July 21-23, 2017, we will not be sending your normally scheduled weekly eLetter on Friday, July 21. We'll return on July 28!

If you'd like to keep up with the action from Arizona, follow the hashtag #DiscoveryInTheDesert on social media sites (e.g. Twitter, Instagram, etc.) all weekend so you can see posts from our Scleroderma Foundation staff and many of our conference attendees!

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Disclaimer: The Scleroderma Foundation in no way endorses any drugs, treatments, clinical trials, or studies reported in the eLetter. Information is provided to keep the readers informed. Because the manifestations and severity of scleroderma vary among individuals, personalized medical management is essential. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that all drugs and treatments be discussed with the reader’s physician(s) for proper evaluation and treatment.

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