Hepatitis C is a disease of the liver resulting from infection by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV infection is blood-borne and can result in an acute illness, with severity ranging from mild (little or no symptoms) to severe (symptoms requiring hospitalization).
Taking Steps to Cure Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection
Health professionals are increasingly encouraged to involve patients in their treatment decisions, recognizing that patients are experts in terms of their preferences and have unique knowledge of their own health.
Challenges in the Assessment of Patient Preferences among RA Therapies
The new proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors can have significant budget effects, depending on the breadth of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s approved labeling. American Health & Drug Benefits asked Stephen Gorshow, MD, and James T. Kenney, RPh, MBA, to participate in a teleconference to better understand how payers are approaching the management of these agents.
Major pharmaceutical companies currently devote substantial resources to detailing activities for their major products, with estimated annual spending of $7 billion to $20 billion.
Improving Patient Outcomes and Drug Prescribing Cost-Effectiveness Through Academic Detailing
Many believe that proprotein convertase subtil­isin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors are the pharmacotherapeutic innovation of the decade for prevention of cardiovascular (CV) events.
For many years, disease­modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) have been the mainstay of RA treatment, reducing inflammation and preventing further joint deterioration and disease progression. In the past 15 years, biologic DMARDs have become available and have proved effective for reducing inflammation and managing the disease.
You Cannot Manage What You Cannot Measure
During the past 15 years, advances in the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) have reshaped the way clinicians and patients approach this disabling chronic disorder.
Drugs for hypercholesterolemia represent 1 of the 10 most widely prescribed pharmaceutical classes in the United States. Rosuvastatin ranks second among the most widely prescribed drugs, with 21.4 million total prescriptions monthly as of March 2015.
A chronic disease of the central nervous system, multiple sclerosis (MS) is considered an immune-­mediated disorder in which the immune system attacks healthy neuronal tissue.
After more than 2 centuries of work, we now understand more about the cellular biology of rheumatoid arthritis, but the underlying cause of the disease remains elusive.
Closing Gaps in Health Plan Performance with Stakeholder Collaboration
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