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Step Therapy: Inside the Fight Against Insurance Companies and 'Fail First' Medicine

Every day Melissa Fulton, RN, MSN, FNP, APRN-C, shows up to work, she's ready for another fight. An advanced practice nurse who specializes in multiple sclerosis care, Fulton says she typically spends more than a third of her time battling it out with insurance companies over drugs she knows her patients need but that insurers don't want to cover. Instead, they want the patient to first receive less expensive and often less efficacious drugs, even if that goes against recommendations and, in some cases, against the patient's medical history.  READ MORE

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