Navigation Links
Prescription Drug Use Varies Widely Between States

Until now, your age and gender were among the best indicators of how you might use prescription drugs. With today's release of the first comprehensive state-by-state study of prescription drug use, where you live also can say a lot about which and how many medications you use. //

According to the study, the percentage of adult beneficiaries obtaining at least one prescription in 2000 ranged from a high of 71 percent in Kansas to a low of 58 percent in California. The average number of prescriptions per member per year varied from 8.3 in New York to 12.2 in Kentucky. Generally, prescription drug use was lower in the Northeast and West, and higher in the South and Midwest. For children, the percentage receiving at least one prescription varied from a high of 64 percent in Louisiana to a low of 48 percent in Arizona, with use higher in the Midwest and West South Central and lower in the West.

On a state-by-state basis, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi ranked in the top five in usage for more than ten of the 23 therapy classes. Among the lowest utilizing states, Colorado, Minnesota, Oregon and Vermont appeared in the bottom five 12 times or more and never appeared among the top five for any therapy class.

Variation in non-chronic therapy classes was greatest for cough/cold/allergy medications and in chronic classes for calcium channel blockers. Louisiana had the highest prevalence of use of cough/cold/allergy medications, with 23 percent using at least one prescription, while Vermont had the lowest prevalence of use at 7.5 percent.

Among children, the greatest variation was found for cough/cold/allergy products, followed by stimulant therapy for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and antibiotic cephalosporins. Overall, children exhibited greater variation than adults for most therapy classes. Whether greater variation is warranted for children or whether it reflects greater uncertainty by physicians in the tre atment of childhood ailments is an important area for further research.
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Lose Weight With New Wonder Slimming FDA approved Prescription Drug
2. Prescription Drug - Helps People Stop Smoking
3. Misleading Advertisements for Prescription Drugs
4. Does Your Prescription Have An Inappropriate Medicine?
5. More Errors From Computerized Prescriptions
6. Top Pharmaceuticals Influence Doctors Prescriptions
7. Malaria May Gain Resistance To Single Drug Prescriptions
8. Prescription For Cancer Drugs Cost Dearer Than Life
9. Middle-Aged Women with Headaches, Often Walk Out With Prescriptions
10. Prescription to NHS: Nourish the Malnourished, For a Well-Fed Economy!
11. A 15p increase in an NHS Prescription Cost
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture ... said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package ... Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, ... presented a Bronze Wellness at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary ... part of the 7th annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In an effort ... holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued a pain ... Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can cause episodes ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. ... accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, ... and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented its first-ever ... Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the outstanding work ... Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, we recognize ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... NAMUR , Belgium , ...  (NYSE MKT: VNRX), today announced the appointment of ... Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Director, effective ... the Company,s Audit, Compensation and Nominations and Governance ... Board, Dr. Futcher will provide independent expertise and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced ... Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, Glycerin), Inorganic Chemical), Functionality ... - Global Forecast to 2021" report to their ... global pharmaceutical excipients market is projected to reach USD ... in the forecast period 2016 to 2021. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... report to their offering. ... a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune to enter. The US ... will serve to drive considerable growth for effective anti-influenza medications. ... cap sales considerably, but development is still in its infancy. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: