National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association Issues Position Paper Calling for End to Step-Therapy, Fail-First and Special Tiers

The National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association issued a position paper that said step-therapy, fail-first and special tiers hurt chronic pain patients, a news release said.

Step-therapy and fail-first require a patient to try lower-cost medications and treatments first. Special tiers require patients to pay a percentage of the medication and treatment rather than a co-pay. All of these practices can prolong a patient's suffering or create a barrier to appropriate treatment, the report said.

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