FDA Approves New Treatments for Opioid Overdose, Opioid Use DisorderMay 24th 2023
The FDA recently approved Brixadi to treat moderate to severe opioid use disorder in patients who have already started treatment with a transmucosal form of buprenorphine, and have approved Opvee as an emergency treatment to reverse known or suspected opioid overdose in people ages 12 years and older.
Specialty Drugs: Higher Patient Cost Sharing and Prior Auths Linked to Abandoned Meds, Treatment DelaysMay 17th 2023
But higher costs for cancer drugs did not influence some common measures of adherence, such as medication possession ratio and proportion of days. The researchers believe that cancer patients may be more likely to adhere to medication regimen, regardless of price, because the drugs are critical for survival.
Rollercoaster of Hospital COVID Drug Spending Continued in 2022May 10th 2023
Using a national database, data on medication purchases was collected, along with factors that may have influenced expenditures, such as new therapy availability, patent expirations, policy changes, and legislation.
Analyzing Cost-effectiveness Thresholds Over TimeMay 5th 2023
Cancer-related cost-effective analyses (CEA) referenced higher thresholds than non-cancer-related CEAs, which may suggest interventions for diseases associated with greater mortality and morbidity warrant higher thresholds.