May/June 2010, Vol 3, No 3

Bipolar disorder (BPD) is characterized by cyclic mood swings of manic, hypomanic, and depressive episodes. BPD often begins in adolescence or early adulthood and continues throughout life, with recurring mood episodes. Estimated relapse rates during the first year after illness onset range between 37% and 44%.1,2 Globally, BPD is a major cause of disability, suicide, and death.3

Bipolar Disorder Prevalence Often Underestimated

Pharmaceutical manufacturers face an increasing drug utilization dilemma—not related to formulary acceptance—in the US marketplace regarding patent expiration, new-entry pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology products. Influencers of health plan reimbursement program decision makers (eg, benefit managers, consultants, consumer advocates) and reimbursement transaction platforms need more attention from pharmaceutical marketers and senior executives in relation to their current and emerging product pipeline.

The Many Challenges of Pay-for-Performance Programs

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, disabling autoimmune disorder that affects approximately 1% of American adults.1 There has been substantial progress in our understanding of RA disease progression and in the development of therapies for its treatment in recent years.

What Is the Value of Specialty Pharmaceuticals?
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