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The Financial Burden of CKD: The Medication Edition

A new article by HDU Advisory Board member Patrick O. Gee published in Kidney360.


When you consider the socioeconomic status, comorbidities, age, sex, and geographical location, the cost of medications can vary for everyone. The financial burden of medicine can be stressful at times.

Medicine is necessary to help treat kidney disease and the comorbid conditions that are associated with it. The cost of medications should not cause the poor, afflicted, and downtrodden to suffer even more due to lack of access to medical coverage, skyrocketing drug costs, and other limitations that prevent the most underserved communities from affording life-sustaining medications.

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