Fixed Dosed Combination Agents and Novel Antihypertensives Are Expected to Face Tougher Formulary Restrictions
Longitudinal Data Trends Suggest These Agents Will Face Greater Use of Step Therapy Restrictions and Less Access on Tier 2 on Commercial Health Plans, According to a New Report from HealthLeaders-InterStudy and Fingertip Formulary
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FDA Approves TYVASO (Treprostinil) Inhalation Solution for the Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
...sion. TYVASO may also increase the risk of bleeding, particularly in patients receiving anticoagulants. The concomitant use of TYVASO with diuretics, antihypertensives
or other vasodilators may increase the risk of systemic hypotension. Hepatic or renal insufficiency may increase exposure and decrease the tolerabili...
Express Scripts Pharmacy Cost Trends Lowest in Over a Decade
... Antidepressants 69.0% $2.6 billion
Anticonvulsants 57.7% $1.2 billion
64.5% $935 million
Hypnotics 69.4% $858 million
CVS Caremark Study Documents Changes in Prescription Drug Use to Treat High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol and Diabetes in Children and Adolescents
... by therapeutic class and patient age with oral antidiabetics, insulin, and antihypertensives
showing increased use, while statin therapy decreased over the same time pe...lling prescriptions for selected medications, which included antidiabetics, antihypertensives
and dyslipidemics. All treatment prevalence rates were calculated per 1,00...
Free drug samples may end up costing uninsured more
...ck all of the prescriptions in four classes of chronic medications given to uninsured and Medicaid patients. Nearly 2,000 prescriptions categorized as antihypertensives
(blood pressure medications), oral diabetic agents, peptic ulcer and gastroesophageal reflux medications, and non-narcotic pain medications, were trac...
CV risk management should be mandatory in RA and other types of inflammatory rheumatic disease
...t, exercise, smoking cessation and stress management) should be given to all inflammatory rheumatic disease patients.
Treatment with statins and/or antihypertensives
should be considered, and the CV management targets should be set according to local guidelines. If there are no local guidelines, treatment should be...
Cardiovascular Meds May Be Beneficial in Alzheimer's Disease, According to MedPredict Report
...th slowing of disease progression and symptomatic
benefit in Alzheimer's disease. According to Dr. Berk, "There is intriguing
new data suggesting some antihypertensives
might have a role in
significantly reducing Alzheimer's dementia." Other disease modification
approaches discussed by the panel include passive and ac...
Chronic Medication Nation: Research Finds Chronic Health Problems Now Afflict More Than Half of All Americans
... Treatments for high cholesterol and high blood pressure were the top
medications used by the general population, with more than one-in-five
people on antihypertensives
and almost one-in-seven on cholesterol-lowering
drugs, according to the research that reviewed prescription claims of some
2.5 million insured America...
Memory tasks require more coordinated brain blood flow for people with high blood pressure
... people without hypertension.
Further research is needed to find out what this means to memory function, and whether having hypertension and taking antihypertensives
might have the unanticipated effects of changing brain function and causing mental fatigue, he said.
This research is reassuring to those concerned a...