Navigation Links
New data show patients using avonex reported less sick leave and short-term disability costs
Date:6/2/2008

data involved a total of 311 employees and showed that among the four DMTs:
  • AVONEX patients reported low total sick leave (SL) and short-term disability (STD) costs;
  • Copaxone patients had significantly higher SL ($969 vs. $523) (P<0.05) and STD ($1056 vs. $87) (P<0.05) costs than AVONEX

The absentee portion of the study data involved a total of 273 employees and showed that among the four DMTs:

  • AVONEX patients reported 42 percent less sick leave than Copaxone (2.98 days/year vs. 7.18 days/year; P≤0.01)

About the Study

Records of 785 patients with MS were extracted from the database. Available data was obtained from the 311 patients on a DMT: (IFN-1a IM (AVONEX) n = 156, IFNβ-1b (Betaseron) n = 55, glatiramer acetate (Copaxone) n = 87, or IFN-1a SC (Rebif) n =13), and were followed for one year after their initial prescription. Two-part regression modeling was used to determine the annual cost differences (in 2007 USD) and annual lost time (in days) between cohorts while controlling for demographics, job-related information, geography, and Charlson Comorbidity Index.

"Such reductions in sick leave days, sick leave costs and short-term disability related costs reinforce the real-life benefits and proven clinical efficacy of AVONEX," said Dr. Kitty Rajagopalan, director of Global Health Economics, Biogen Idec. "We pride ourselves on providing a treatment that is not only efficacious, but allows our patients to live a normal life that includes the ability to consistently attend work. Therefore this is an important addition to the body of evidence that demonstrates the impact of MS on patients and the importance of treating appropriately."


'/>"/>

Contact: Kathleen Vigneault
kathleen.vigneault@mslpr.com
617-937-2546
Manning Selvage & Lee
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. IDM Pharma Announces Data Supporting Improved Overall Survival Advantage in Newly Diagnosed Patients with Metastatic Osteosarcoma Treated with Mifamurtide (L-MTP-PE)
2. First study to examine vitamin D insufficiency in pediatric patients with low bone density
3. Erbitux Works Well for Two-Thirds of Colon Cancer Patients
4. Anemia Drugs May Speed Tumor Growth in Some Cancer Patients
5. New combination therapy safe, promising for melanoma patients
6. Cell-Mediated Immunity and Anti-HLA Antibody Tests Provide Insight to Immune Response in Renal Transplant Patients
7. Acupuncture reduces pain and dysfunction in head and neck cancer patients after neck dissection
8. Drug may prolong organ life in noncompliant kidney transplant patients
9. Prevalence of pre-cancerous masses in the colon same in patients in their 40s and 50s
10. Black patients with terminal cancer more likely to choose aggressive care at end of life
11. Study suggests chemotherapy diminishes fertility in breast cancer patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/7/2015)... Wisconsin (PRWEB) , ... July 07, 2015 , ... Owners ... Best of Madison winners in the home service category. This honor can only be ... is growing because of the safety of the products and methods they use daily. ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Difass USA, a modern supplement brand committed to excellence, understands ... work is knowing that there is hopefully a vacation to look forward to this ... Planning for a vacation can be quite stressful, and it’s difficult sometimes to fully ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... ... 07, 2015 , ... A June 29th article ... emerged about Hillary Clinton. Two plastic surgeons consulted by the publication found that ... has in some time and speculate that she might have benefited from facial ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... ... , ... Greatist today announced the acquisition of Blood, Sweat ... most fun activities to do with friends. , The acquisition of BSC strengthens Greatist’s ... for events, e-commerce, and brand partnerships. , “I’ve been a huge fan of Blood, ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... Chicago, IL (PRWEB) , ... July 07, 2015 ... ... organized the only industry group whose board is limited to permit holders. The ... vision on how to move the industry forward and are committed to making ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Environmentally-Friendly House Cleaning Company Wins Best of Madison Magazine Award 2Health News:Difass USA Offers Eight Tips to Help Relax and Enjoy Summer Vacation 2Health News:Difass USA Offers Eight Tips to Help Relax and Enjoy Summer Vacation 3Health News:Recent Article on Hillary Clinton Plastic Surgery Speculation Illuminates the Reasons Many Professionals Explore Facial Rejuvenation, says Dr. J 2Health News:Recent Article on Hillary Clinton Plastic Surgery Speculation Illuminates the Reasons Many Professionals Explore Facial Rejuvenation, says Dr. J 3Health News:Greatist Acquires Active Lifestyle Brand Blood, Sweat & Cheers 2Health News:Cannabis Growers and Dispensaries Form Medical Cannabis Alliance of Illinois 2
... Corporation (Nasdaq: PRXL ), a leading global ... established The Expert Office(TM) at PAREXEL. ... single point of contact for clients to more ... Company,s leading medical, therapeutic area, regulatory, and clinical ...
... ... ClearCanvas customer base of more than 5,000 radiology software users worldwide. , ... Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) November 5, ... provider for ClearCanvas, Inc. open source RIS/PACS products. Oso Healthcare will provide ...
... , ... Houston dermatologist with offices in New York and Texas, is launching a powerful new website ... The Ultimate Guide To Better Skin, Dr. Friedman is using his website as an educational resource ... ...
... , ... portal and a potent time for co-creation of the highest good. Join a Worldwide 11/11 ... date, come together as a human family to envision a world of love that works for ... Nevada City, CA (PRWEB) November ...
... ... Solutions, Inc. a leader in healthcare outsourcing, today announced that it has completed its ... of medical documentation and workflow management software based in Marietta, Georgia. , ... Plano, TX (PRWEB) November 5, ...
... Nov. 5 The American Legislative ... association of state legislators, congratulates Montana State Senators ... for announcing their intent to introduce a constitutional amendment ... health care choices. Montana now becomes the 20th state where ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:PAREXEL Introduces The Expert Office(TM) -- Offering Enhanced Access to Comprehensive Expertise to Meet Strategic Partnering Needs 2Health News:PAREXEL Introduces The Expert Office(TM) -- Offering Enhanced Access to Comprehensive Expertise to Meet Strategic Partnering Needs 3Health News:PAREXEL Introduces The Expert Office(TM) -- Offering Enhanced Access to Comprehensive Expertise to Meet Strategic Partnering Needs 4Health News:PAREXEL Introduces The Expert Office(TM) -- Offering Enhanced Access to Comprehensive Expertise to Meet Strategic Partnering Needs 5Health News:Oso Healthcare Provides Implementation and Support Services for ClearCanvas Open Source RIS/PACS 2Health News:Oso Healthcare Provides Implementation and Support Services for ClearCanvas Open Source RIS/PACS 3Health News:Oso Healthcare Provides Implementation and Support Services for ClearCanvas Open Source RIS/PACS 4Health News:Houston and New York Cosmetic Dermatologist Paul M. Friedman, MD Launches Expansive New Website 2Health News:Houston and New York Cosmetic Dermatologist Paul M. Friedman, MD Launches Expansive New Website 3Health News:November 11 at 11:11 Join a Worldwide Meditation for the Divine Feminine and Envision a World that Works for All 2Health News:Superior Global Solutions, Inc. Acquires HTI Technologies, Inc. 2Health News:Superior Global Solutions, Inc. Acquires HTI Technologies, Inc. 3Health News:Montana Now 20th State to Defend Health Care Choice 2
(Date:7/7/2015)... Research and Markets( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hmdflj/outlook_of_global ... of Global Biologic Drug Discovery Outsourcing Market" report ... discovery outsourcing market will likely grow in a CAGR ... $11.4 B by 2020. It has been ... become a new but important type of medication. They ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... -- Dedicated to promoting wellness and giving back to its ... purple pledge in support of Alzheimer,s & Brain-Awareness Month. ... time to shine a purple light for the millions ... in our community who are affected by Alzheimer,s. Raising ... helps mobilize friends, family members, neighbors and coworkers to ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... , July 7, 2015 The ... USD 1,197.7 million by 2020, growing at an estimated CAGR ... study by Grand View Research, Inc. Introduction of innovative technologies ... with growing awareness levels pertaining to the advantages of breast ... next six years. In addition, presence of untapped growth opportunities ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Outlook of Global Biologic Drug Discovery Outsourcing Market to 2020 2Outlook of Global Biologic Drug Discovery Outsourcing Market to 2020 3Purple for a Purpose: Supporting Alzheimer's & Brain-Awareness Month 2Breast Pumps Market To Reach $1,197.7 Million By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 2Breast Pumps Market To Reach $1,197.7 Million By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 3Breast Pumps Market To Reach $1,197.7 Million By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 4
... Practice management software for ... a true multi-tasking, multi-office practice ... in database technology- Winx Pro ... will assist you in effectively ...
The XT-1800i is a compact, high performance, automated hematology analyzer that provides accurate and precise CBC result including a fully automated WBC 5-part differential, and comprehensive test re...
The SE-9000 automated hematology analyzer provides accurate and precise CBC result including a fully automated WBC 5-part differential, and comprehensive test results for enhanced screening ability....
... offers three-dimensional VCS technology, ... and efficiency in white ... analysis. With its reputation ... HmX is an affordable ...
Medicine Products: