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Clinical and Economic Advantages of Modern Dosage Forms: Improving Medication Adherence

Clinical and Economic Advantages of Modern Dosage Forms: Improving Medication Adherence

This paper examines a substantial source of waste and inefficiency in health care: patient nonadherence with medications. The authors explore how modern drug delivery technology can help improve adherence by simplifying the dosing regimen, and/or decreasing side effects. Other advantages of improved delivery technology include steadier drug concentrations in the bloodstream and targeted delivery of medication to its site of therapeutic action in the body. Authors note important innovations including sustained release medications, transdermal patch, melting tablets, inhaled medications, and others, and the clinical areas in which these innovations apply.

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The Importance of Evidence, Value, Access and Innovation in 2016

Last year, in our 2015 Health Care Outlook published in Chain Drug Review, I highlighted the recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and...
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E.V.I.dently November 2015

MessageCan We Work Together to Ensure Patient Access to Treatments and Encourage Innovation?Has biopharmaceutical innovation brought value and made a...
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When he announced the launch of the White House Precision Medicine Initiative, President Obama said, “If we have the opportunity to prevent hurt and...
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Specialty Medications: Shifting the Focus From “How Much” We Spend to “How Well” We Spend

Washington, DC, June 9, 2014—As health care decision-makers grapple with how to ensure access to specialty medications, the University of Michigan...
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National Pharmaceutical Council Welcomes Amgen as Its Newest Member

Washington, D.C. (January 16, 2013)—The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today welcomed biotechnology pioneer Amgen as its newest member. Joshua...
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National Pharmaceutical Council Expands Policy and Research Staff

WASHINGTON, DC (January 4, 2012) -- The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) announced the hiring of Daryl Pritchard, PhD, as the Director of...
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Study Sheds New Light on the Impact of Medication Adherence, Multiple Chronic Diseases and Health Risks in the Workplace

(Chicago -- June 16, 2011) A new study suggests that while medication adherence is a critical element in reducing the impact of illness, employers...
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Linking Chronic Conditions to Medication Adherence and Productivity

It's no secret that chronic disease is the major driver of health care costs in the United States, accounting for two-thirds of the rise in health...
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Health Care Reform and Pharmaceutical Innovation

Although the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) is expected to have broad societal benefits, moving forward, it will be...
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More Employers Are Taking Steps to Improve Medication Compliance

More employers are taking steps to improve their employees’ health by making sure they take their medicines as prescribed, a move that could stave...
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Ensuring Inclusive and Diverse Research

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CER and Its Impact on Pharma Innovation

Dr. Darius Lakdawalla, director of research at the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California,...
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CER, FDA and the Free Speech Challenge

Dr. Tevi Troy, former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, explains some of the Food and Drug Administration's...
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At the HHS Pharmaceutical Forum, We Need to Consider All Health Care Costs

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Employer Medication Adherence, Comorbidities, and Health Risk Impacts on Workforce Absence and Job Performance

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