Navigation Links
Diabetes Drugs Emerge as Top Force in Drug Spending Growth
Date:5/15/2008

nt regimens with monthly costs that can exceed $10,000.

Specialty drug utilization increased 3.9 percent in 2007. This increase stemmed from the introduction of new specialty medications, new indications for drugs currently on the market, and a wider use of multiple-drug therapy for some conditions. A portion of the utilization growth reflects client efforts to shift some specialty drug coverage to the pharmacy benefit rather than under major medical insurance, a move that can help control costs.

Drug safety concerns cause declines

Health risks from prescription drugs had a significant bearing on spending and utilization on antidepressants, hormone replacement therapy and specialty anemia treatments:

* Safety warnings on Procrit(R), Epogen(R) and Aranesp(R) -- a group of

drugs designed to improve red blood cell counts -- have led to a 15.1

percent drop in spending in this category. These drugs are often used

to treat anemia in patients with cancer or kidney disease, but a study

showed these drugs may be detrimental in many patients with these

conditions;

* An 8.4 percent decrease in spending on antidepressants reflects a

decline in unit costs with generic versions of Zoloft(R) and Wellbutrin

XL(R) entering the market. The use of antidepressants increased slowly

during 2007, which may continue to reflect concerns about the possible

risk of suicidality in children and young adults that surfaced in 2005

with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warnings;

* Use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been on the decline over

the past six years over health risk concerns, and it fell an additional

9.2 percent in 2007. The Women's Health Initiative first reported

increased risk of heart attack and stroke in 2002.

About Medco

Medco Health Solutions, Inc., (NYSE:

SOURCE Medco Health Solutions Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. AUDIO from Medialink and Eli Lilly and Company: F.A.C.E. Diabetes
2. International Diabetes Federation gives grant to metabolic syndrome research project in Australia
3. Chrysler LLC Vice Chairman and President Jim Press and His Wife Suwichada Serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Promise Ball
4. TAXUS(R) Express(R) Stent Shows Similarly Low Re-Intervention Rates in Patients with Diabetes Compared to Non-Diabetics in ARRIVE Registry Program
5. Market Research Shows Spherixs Naturlose(R) Readily Accepted by Diabetes Patients
6. Suspected cause of type 1 diabetes caught red-handed for the first time
7. Fetal Gene May Contribute to Diabetes Risk
8. New report: Arthritis is a potential barrier to physical activity for adults with diabetes
9. International Diabetes Federation gives grant to Philippine diabetes education program
10. Leading Advocacy Groups Set National Diabetes Goal
11. Diabetes Seems to Heighten Glaucoma Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/22/2014)... OH (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 A ... 2014, to set up the discovery phase for testosterone ... District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Wright & ... until mid October to submit initial disclosures about potential ... further instructed attorneys to continue negotiating the topics in ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... Dry Face Brushing brings benefits to facial ... Dry Brushing improves blood circulation and tone, feeding nutrients to ... toxins and debris from the skin , 3) Dry Face ... Body Brushing can and should be done daily, there are ... fragile and thinner, it needs less. Normal, dry and ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... a partial smoking ban at a homeless shelter can ... an indicator of exposure to cigarette smoke, and may ... new research. The University of Texas Health Science Center ... in the journal Addictive Behaviors . , The ... to 18 percent among adults, but among homeless adults, ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... on the physical activity benefits of active play, a ... for children, playing has no goal it is ... done alone or with friends, and it represents "an ... combat boredom, sadness, fear, or loneliness." "By focusing on ... several aspects of play that are beneficial to young ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... 2014 Burnaby Physiotherapists at Absolute PhysioCare ... in order to help them with preventative care. This ... clinic that will help clients understand their problem in ... active participation in the healing process. With higher knowledge ... be able to facilitate the therapy that is initiated ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Judge Issues CMO For Testosterone Lawsuits Alleging Heart Attacks and Strokes Caused By "Low T" Drugs Such As Androgel 2Health News:Judge Issues CMO For Testosterone Lawsuits Alleging Heart Attacks and Strokes Caused By "Low T" Drugs Such As Androgel 3Health News:Judge Issues CMO For Testosterone Lawsuits Alleging Heart Attacks and Strokes Caused By "Low T" Drugs Such As Androgel 4Health News:Judge Issues CMO For Testosterone Lawsuits Alleging Heart Attacks and Strokes Caused By "Low T" Drugs Such As Androgel 5Health News:Gorgeous Skin: 3 Top Benefits of Dry Face Brushing from Sublime Beauty® 2Health News:UTHealth researchers study impact of smoking ban in homeless shelter 2Health News:Narrow focus on physical activity could be ruining kids' playtime 2Health News:Burnaby Physiotherapists Now Provide Educational Information for Preventative Care 2
... 2009 As soccer continues to grow in popularity, injuries ... Certain injuries fall into gender-based patterns and new ... causes that could help lead to better treatment, or ... Data presented at this year,s American Orthopaedic Society for ...
... MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAPP ) today announced ... license agreement with AstraZeneca related to the company,s Unit Dose ... July 8, 2009, effective immediately. All rights licensed to ... MAP Pharmaceuticals plans to suspend development of UDB, which did ...
... New Zealand, July 9 ZyGEM Corp. Ltd., a ... other life sciences applications, today announced the availability of ... GEM(R) Bacteria DNA extraction kit is capable of producing ... bacterial species, including mixed or unknown sample types. ...
... Tested on animals, liquid would be administered externally , ... developed a pain-free vaccination that might thwart ear infections ... ear infections, and surgery is often recommended for children ... microorganisms and the invasive nature of the surgical procedure ...
... July 9 Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: ... to pay a cash dividend of $0.08 per share on ... 1, 2009. , , Universal Health Services, Inc. is ... subsidiaries, acute care and behavioral health hospitals, and ambulatory centers ...
... , TAMPA, Fla., July 9 With healthcare ... chairman and chief executive officer of Health Integrated, a leading ... for companies that can clearly offer solutions to drive down ... , , (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090709/FL43703LOGO ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Motion analysis helps soccer players get their kicks 2Health News:Motion analysis helps soccer players get their kicks 3Health News:MAP Pharmaceuticals Announces Termination of Pediatric Asthma Collaboration 2Health News:MAP Pharmaceuticals Announces Termination of Pediatric Asthma Collaboration 3Health News:ZyGEM Releases Data Confirming Its prepGEM(R) Bacteria Kit Is a Simple, Universal Method for Extracting DNA from Different Bacteria Species 2Health News:ZyGEM Releases Data Confirming Its prepGEM(R) Bacteria Kit Is a Simple, Universal Method for Extracting DNA from Different Bacteria Species 3Health News:ZyGEM Releases Data Confirming Its prepGEM(R) Bacteria Kit Is a Simple, Universal Method for Extracting DNA from Different Bacteria Species 4Health News:Vaccine May Someday Thwart Ear Infections 2Health News:Health Plans Continue to Select Health Integrated to Improve Member Health, Reduce Costs 2Health News:Health Plans Continue to Select Health Integrated to Improve Member Health, Reduce Costs 3Health News:Health Plans Continue to Select Health Integrated to Improve Member Health, Reduce Costs 4Health News:Health Plans Continue to Select Health Integrated to Improve Member Health, Reduce Costs 5
(Date:9/19/2014)... Sept. 19, 2014 Research and Markets ... (Diabetes, Obesity, Autoimmune, Cancer, Diarrhea, Mental Disorder) Market - Forecast ... the purposes of this report, the human microbiome market is ... human microbiome market is expected to be valued as $294 ... CAGR of 22.3% within the forecast period of 2019-2023. The ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 19, 2014 Five MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics are opening ... metropolitan area. Three clinics opened in Memphis ... clinic will be added in Springfield on ... is expected to open October 22.  MinuteClinic is the largest ... the United States . The Memphis ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... DIEGO , Sept. 19, 2014  Lpath, ... leader in bioactive lipid-targeted therapeutics, announced today that ... 3,605,042 registered shares of common stock and 3,605,042 ... combined purchase price for one registered share of ... one unregistered share of common stock will be ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Human Microbiome (Diabetes, Obesity, Autoimmune, Cancer, Diarrhea, Mental Disorder) Market - Forecast to 2023 2Global Human Microbiome (Diabetes, Obesity, Autoimmune, Cancer, Diarrhea, Mental Disorder) Market - Forecast to 2023 3MinuteClinic Walk-in Medical Clinics Opening in Memphis 2MinuteClinic Walk-in Medical Clinics Opening in Memphis 3Lpath, Inc. Announces $12.5 Million Registered Direct Offering 2Lpath, Inc. Announces $12.5 Million Registered Direct Offering 3
... closes various plastic primary and secondary tubes in ... heights and diameters can be sealed in one ... send-outs. The integration into other PVT Systems (e.g. ... and High Throughput Sorter RSD ProVolume ) ...
... MGB Alert Detection Reagents provide molecular ... PCR based assays. By using our MGB ... analysis, Nanogen is now able to provide ... nucleic acid sequences of specific organisms or ...
... for the detection of two genetic ... mutation on the Factor V (Leiden) ... the Prothrombin gene. Laboratories may use ... *Analyte Specific Reagents. Analytical ...
... the latest and most advanced fecal occult ... line. An immunochemical FOBT (iFOBT) with high ... proven to detect bleeding associated with more ... Because of its superior specificity for lower ...
Medicine Products: