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This study estimated healthcare costs and utilisation for patients with AR and asthma. Mean annual outpatient visits, pharmaceutical costs and inpatient hospitalisations were calculated for 2010 and 2014, with pharmaceutical and inpatient costs stratified by AIT use. AR and asthma patients had a 35% higher mean number of physician visits and up to 90% higher mean pharmaceutical costs compared to controls. The cost of pharmaceuticals and inpatient hospitalisations were 54% lower in those prescribed AIT. Further research is recommended to understand the reasons for these cost differences. PMID: 31818082 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Sanofi SA said on Monday it would end its research efforts in diabetes and cardiovascular diseases as part of a revamp that will narrow the number of its business units in the hope of bolstering growth and profit.Reuters Health Information
Medicare may save money by taking on lifetime payments for immunosuppressant drugs after kidney transplantation, rather than the current policy that stops coverage at three years, a new cost-effectiveness analysis suggests.Reuters Health Information
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Pharmacy-driven allergy assessments can provide cost savings for patients with a reported penicillin allergy, a study presented at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists’ 54th Midyear Clinical Meeting has shown.
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