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By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  May 4, 2022

Are All Gout Patients Getting the Treatment They Need?

More than 9.2 million Americans live with gout, but only 10 percent of people with gout are getting the ongoing treatment they need. The lack of proper treatment is particularly acute among Black patients, who have a 25 percent higher prevalence of the disease but are much less likely to…more.

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By N. Lawrence Edwards, MD, Rheumatologist and Chairman, Gout & Uric Acid Education Society  |  Jun 23, 2015

“Go for Six”: Raising Awareness about Gout and Elevated Uric Acid Levels

Though gout is extremely common — affecting even more Americans than Rheumatoid Arthritis — it is a disease that gets very little attention. While gout incidence is on the rise in the U.S., research from the Gout & Uric Acid Education Society has shown that only 10 percent of gout…more.

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