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Study Finds Letter to Health Care Providers Results in Reduction of Potentially Unsafe Concurrent Use of Plavix and Proton Pump Inhibitors
Date:4/18/2011

"When patients or physicians are unaware of how drugs can react with one another they are potentially putting themselves at risk for greater harm and health complications," said Patrick Gleason, PharmD, Director of Clinical Outcomes Assessment for Prime. "This study shows that insurers, in partnership with pharmacy benefit managers, can increase member safety using simple and cost-effective tactics to significantly reduce the incidence of concurrent clopidogrel and PPI therapy and ensure patients continue to receive safe, high-quality care."

The published study abstract can be found in the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy 2011;17(3):254-255 at http://www.amcp.org/amcp.ark?c=jmcp&sc=articles&year=2011&volume=17&issue=3.

Prime Therapeutics is a pharmacy benefit management company dedicated to providing innovative, clinically-based, cost-effective pharmacy solutions for clients and members. Providing pharmacy benefit services nationwide to nearly 17 million covered lives, its client base includes Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, employer and union groups, and third-party administrators. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, Prime Therapeutics is collectively owned by 12 Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, subsidiaries or affiliates of those Plans. Learn more at www.primetherapeutics.com.


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