Medicine: Quicker & Cheaper

Arthritis and asthma victims, and all other users of ACTH, got some good news from Armour Laboratories last week. Highly purified "HP ACTHAR Gel" brings quicker relief than older forms of the hormone, can be injected more easily, and will cost less. Typical five-day asthma treatment will drop from $31.25 to $12; the 21-day dosage for acute early rheumatoid arthritis from $120 to $40.80.

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