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Let us travel back in time to 2002. “Managed care” had been identified as the source of everything wrong with the healthcare system...
Challenges Surrounding the New Biosimilars Landscape
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder posing a significant economic burden on the US healthcare system.
Adherence to Antihyperglycemic Treatment Regimen Also Reduces Overall Costs
Opioid-induced constipation (OIC) can be a debilitating side effect of opioid therapy and may result in increased medical costs. The published data on the economic burden of OIC among long-term opioid users are limited.
Opioid-Induced Constipation Associated with Considerable Economic Burden
Pregnancy is associated with a significant cost for employers providing health insurance benefits to their employees. The latest study on the topic was published in 2002, estimating the unintended pregnancy rate for women covered by employer-sponsored insurance benefits to be approximately 29%.
A Call to Action to Address Burden of Unintended Pregnancies in Plans’ Benefit Design
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), the 2 subtypes of pulmonary hypertension, are chronic, debilitating, and life-threatening conditions.
Is It Time for Risk-Sharing Contracts In Specialty Pharmacy?
In November 2013, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) released together new clinical guidelines for the treatment of patients with high blood cholesterol. The 2013 guidelines provide a new paradigm for cholesterol management in the primary and secondary prevention of coronary artery disease (CAD)
Real-World Consequences of the 2013 ACC/AHA Cholesterol Guidelines for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Excessive daytime sleepiness affects nearly 20% of the general population and is associated with many medical conditions, including shift work disorder (SWD), obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and narcolepsy. Excessive sleepiness imposes a significant clinical, quality-of-life, safety, and economic burden on society.
Out-of-Pocket Cost of Therapy Can Affect Patients’ Excessive Sleepiness and Daytime Functioning
Three distinct shortages of the generic drug leucovorin, a reduced form of folic acid used in several chemotherapy regimens, were reported by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) between 2008 and 2014. Levoleucovorin, an alternative therapy to leucovorin, failed to demonstrate superiority over leucovorin in clinical trials and is substantially more expensive.
Drug Shortages Are Costly to Patients and to Payers
Counterfeit drugs comprise an increasing percentage of the US drug market and even a larger percentage in less developed countries. Counterfeit drugs involve both lifesaving and lifestyle drugs.
The Hidden Market of Counterfeit Drugs a Concern for All Stakeholders
Understanding the economic implications of oral anticoagulation therapy requires careful consideration of the risks and costs of stroke and major hemorrhage. The majority of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) are aged ≥65 years, so focusing on the Medicare population is reasonable when discussing the risk for stroke.
The Clinical Toll of Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation Poses Significant Economic Burden
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