The six-month pilot program included 270 HealthPartners members who had a diagnosis of hypertension and a prescription for medication to lower blood pressure at a Sterling pharmacy.
For every immunization, including flu shots, administered at a Walgreens pharmacy, the value of two life-saving vaccines will be donated to a child in a developing country.
Takeda’s Ninlaro is a treatment for patients with multiple myeloma who have had at least one prior therapy.
Approximately 35% received the flu shot at a doctor’s office, followed by 27% who received it at a pharmacy.
Aurobindo’s sildenafil tablets are a generic version of Pfizer’s Revatio, which treats pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Despite pre-exposure prophylaxis pills’ efficacy in preventing HIV that’s transmitted sexually or through use of injected drugs, only one-in-three primary care physicians and nurses have heard of it.
The drug, according to IMS Health data for the 12 months eneding Sept. 2015, had combined brand and generic sales of $457 million.
Novartis’ Fluad is a trivalent flu vaccine that contains the adjuvant MF59, an emulsion of squalene oil in water, and is aimed at improving immune response among patients 65 years of age and older.
The Medicare savings that the American College of Physicans says could be saved by focusing on generics is estimated to total $1.4 billion.