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Sippet study finally regarding plasma products

All you have to do is google new Sippet study on plasma products and you will pull it up.  Go read for yourself but it will be interesting to see if MASAC changes their recommendations  for PUPS.  I am a big believer in plasma products and this study really is interesting.  Not that recombinant products […]

Finding A New Insurance Policy

Open enrollment is starting soon, so here is a quick rundown of what you need to know when shopping for a new insurance policy. If you live in Texas you need to know that Texas is a little different, but most of the rules are about the same everywhere else. Open enrollment starts November 1, […]

3 great things that could jump start your future!

Young people ask me for advice all of the time and I just love helping them. I am Andy Matthews and am 50 years old and have worked in the hemophilia field for about 25 years, and I also live with hemophilia. I would like to share a few things that may help you through three […]

Staying active this summer

As you know I love to exercise and have a pretty messed up ankle.  I am a freak about the right shoes and just bought some Brooks trail running shoes and even though I don’t and cant run, I love to walk a lot and I mean fast walking.  I am telling you I am […]

Hemophilia assistance Bill changes

Great news for Texas patients.  A program called the HAP which has been around for years is now getting set up to assist in insurance premiums.  It used to pay 25k a year for factor if you qualified and as you know, that is not much so not many people used it. Now  we can […]

Hemophilia Survey for $

Beacon Healthcare Communications, a healthcare communications company, is working on behalf of a pharmaceutical manufacturer in the hemophilia market.  We are in the process of recruiting patients (18 years old and older) and caregivers of children (12 to 17 years old) with either hemophilia A or B to participate in a very brief market research […]

Update on Healthcare Exchanges

Healthcare Exchanges, how they work and how you get on one. I have been wanting to write up something about the Healthcare exchanges and here is my first stab.   I will probably start blogging about this, to give you information as I get it.  First, here are some important facts about what the exchanges are […]

Market Research Survey

Tribeca Communications, a healthcare communications company, working in the hemophilia community for over 13 years is recruiting patients (18 years old and older) and caregivers of children (12 to 17 years old) with either hemophilia A or B to participate in market research surveys. With the development of new factor products that will eventually be […]

How Half-Life of Factor Really Works

by Andy Matthews with Dr. Mike Wang Bleeds were very common, in the 1970’s when I grew up.  The reason for that was that most people did not have access to factor, and many did not have the capability to use factor or Cryoprecipitate at home.  However, even today, there are many reasons why adult […]

PRECIOUS GIFTS

If you know me, you know I talk a lot about how having hemophilia has been a gift because of all the things I feel I get to do and most importantly all the things that I have learned or learned how to handle because of having hemophilia. I have said many times it is a […]