September 2014 Vol 7, No 6
Cardiovascular Events and Safety Outcomes Associated with Azithromycin Therapy: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Azithromycin has been used for many years for the treatment of patients with various types of bacterial infections, as well as for the secondary prevention of coronary events. There is a growing concern, however, that azithromycin may be associated with an increased cardiovascular (CV) risk and may lead to CV-related death in high-risk patients.
Cardiovascular Safety of Azithromycin Therapy: Revisiting the Evidence
Healthcare Costs Among Patients with Excessive Sleepiness Associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Shift Work Disorder, or Narcolepsy
Rashad Carlton, PharmD, MSPH, Cathryn A. Carroll, PhD, Orsolya Lunacsek, PhD, Timothy S. Regan, BPharm, RPh, CPh
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
Effects of Medicare Part D on Disparity Implications of Medication Therapy Management Eligibility Criteria
Marie Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, MBA, FCCP, FASHP, William C. Cushman, MD, Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, FRCP, JoEllen Jarrett Jamison, BS, Liyuan Li, PhD, Yanru Qiao, MS, Ya-Chen Tina Shih, PhD, Christina A. Spivey, PhD, Jim Y. Wan, PhD, Junling Wang, PhD, Shelley I. White-Means, PhD
Previous studies have shown that there were greater racial and ethnic disparities among individuals who were ineligible for medication therapy management (MTM) services than among MTM-eligible individuals before the implementation of Medicare Part D in 2006.
Medication Therapy Management, Medicare, and Disparities in Population Health
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