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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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Access to Medications, Adherence Go Hand in Hand

If the lack of medication adherence were an easy problem to solve, then everyone would be taking their medicines as directed, there would be no need...
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Why You Need to Register for Our Health Care Quality Measures Course

The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC), in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, will launch an educational course that...
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Why Adhering to Doctors' Orders is Important

Have you ever forgotten to pick up a prescription, missed a dose, or ended a medication regimen earlier than advised? It's human nature to make...
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NPCNow Podcast: Dr. Mark McClellan on Quality Measures & Engaging Patients

In this NPCNow podcast, Dr. Mark McClellan, director, Health Care Innovation and Value Initiative, Brookings Institution, discusses ways to address...
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National Pharmaceutical Council, Discern Health Examine Accountable Care Measures for Specialty Care and Innovative Treatment

Washington, DC (October 28, 2014)— Measuring the quality and cost of health care is an integral part of accountable care, but new research from the...
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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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Leading Researchers Outline Principles for Conduct of Comparative Effectiveness Research

WASHINGTON, DC (September 11, 2012)—A new set of principles developed by a group of leading researchers could help to ensure more consistency in how...
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Chain Drug Review – Commentary: “Health Care Outlook for 2015”

This commentary was originally published in the January 5, 2015 issue of Chain Drug Review.By: Dan Leonard, President, National Pharmaceutical...
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Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Changing Health Care Landscape

This content appeared in the January 2, 2012 print edition of Chain Drug Review. In the span of just one year, the health care landscape has...
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CER: Who Can Say What, and When Can They Say It?

With billions of dollars in comparative effectiveness research (CER) set for completion in coming years, there will be broader discussions about the...
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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...
YouTube Videos

NPCNow Podcast: Dr. Mark McClellan on Quality Measures & Engaging Patients

In this NPCNow podcast, Dr. Mark McClellan, director, Health Care Innovation and Value Initiative, Brookings Institution, discusses ways to address...
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Challenges in Quality Measurement & Potential Solutions

Cary Sennett, MD, PhD, president and CEO, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, lists the current challenges involved in quality measurement (e.g...
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You Can't Manage What You Don't Measure

Cary Sennett, MD, PhD, president and CEO, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, explains that metrics are necessary to provide guidance to...
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Quality Measures Benefit Patients in More Ways Than One

Cary Sennett, MD, PhD, president and CEO, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, explains that quality measures are important to patients not only...
Blog Post

Access to Medications, Adherence Go Hand in Hand

If the lack of medication adherence were an easy problem to solve, then everyone would be taking their medicines as directed, there would be no need...
Blog Post

Why You Need to Register for Our Health Care Quality Measures Course

The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC), in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, will launch an educational course that...
Blog Post

Why Adhering to Doctors' Orders is Important

Have you ever forgotten to pick up a prescription, missed a dose, or ended a medication regimen earlier than advised? It's human nature to make...
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#TBT: Forgetfulness & Medication Adherence

As part of our “Throwback Thursday” blog series, we’re taking a look at a topic that’s currently in the news and tagging it with previous...

Accountable Care Measures for High-Cost Specialty Care and Innovative Treatment

This research sheds light on gaps in quality measurement and missed opportunities to promote...

Imputing Productivity Gains From Clinical Trials

Researchers developed a new method to capture the impact that medicines may have on reducing the...
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