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Cost of glaucoma medications may impact treatment
Date:12/27/2007

AWP trends through two periods, 1999 to 2006 and 2002 to 2006, showed significant increases, even within a category. For example, in the -blockers, Betoptic S increased nearly 100 % from 1999 to 2006, while Timoptic, increased only 11.7 %. In the period 2002 to 2006, the AWP of Timoptic remained constant.

Writing in the article, Steven D. Vold states, Physicians consider many factors when treating patients with glaucoma. Ultimately, the goal of eye care providers is to give the best, most cost-effective care to their patients. Our study addresses the calculated cost per year passed on to the patient for single medication treatment plansAs newer medications and treatment schemes are introduced, future studies will be needed to update the rapidly changing economic information pertaining to the medical management of glaucoma.


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Elsevier Health Sciences
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