America Can't Afford to Ignore Gout Any Longer

Almost 4 million Americans suffer from gout, a form of inflammatory arthritis that causes devastating pain.

For decades, this disease largely flew under doctors’ radar. Experts mistakenly believed that gout-related spending totaled just $6 billion annually — an insignificant 0.0018 percent of the nation’s $3.3 trillion health-care spending.

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