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If You Take Humira, Read This

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Oct 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Humira is the world's best selling drug. The numbers tell us that (20 billion dollars in sales), as does my personal experience. A large number of my Social Security disability clients take Humira, or a similar drug. Most are taking it for arthritis, but apparently, doctors are prescribing it for a variety of other maladies. These include psoriasis, Crohn's, and ulcerative colitis.

There does not seem to be a real dispute as to whether Humira works. So, what's the problem?

A New Article Tells The Tales

A fascinating new article in Fortune magazine details the lengths to which the company that makes Humira, AbbVie, goes to protect their financial

20 Billion Reasons To Push This Drug

interest in this product. The article also does a nice job explaining what Humira is and how it works.

500 Million In Marketing? Seriously?

If you take this drug, you probably want to know more about Humira. What you learn, especially regarding the cut-throat marketing of the drug, might give you pause. Ponder, for example, that AbbVie spent just shy of 500 million dollars advertising this drug. AbbVie cannot sell Humira directly to consumers. Doctors have to write prescriptions. You have to wonder if some of that 500 million dollars were used to encourage, let's say, doctors to write prescriptions. Perhaps prescriptions they would not have otherwise written. Perhaps yours.

Talk To Your Doctor

My Mercedes? What Do You Ask?

You should never stop taking a drug without consulting your doctor.  But, after reading this article, you may have some more things to discuss with her about Humira and other drugs like it. For example, you might ask your doctor if she got anything of value from AbbVie to put you on Humira.

About the Author

John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


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