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A new study comparing triple therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) against dual therapy resulted in a lower rate of moderate or severe COPD exacerbations and a lower rate of hospitalizations.
An artificial pancreas can improve blood sugar control for people with type 1 diabetes (T1D), according to a new study.
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A retrospective cohort study has found that type 1 diabetes — not type 2 — is more prominent in areas with poor food options.
Two different approaches to attack the opioid-fueled substance use disorder (SUD) crisis are on display this week. 
The approval is the first of its kind for a reversal agent of a novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC).
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New proposed rules for the Medicare Part D drug program could affect the manner in which pharmacy benefit managers administer the program and could impact profitability.
Healthcare stakeholders must evaluate how to use resources more efficiently as it has become clear that driving down prices in one segment of care has not improved medical outcomes for the majority of patients.
This cost analysis demonstrated that onabotulinumtoxinA is one of the least-costly treatment options for inadequately managed overactive bladder syndrome.
An estimation and comparison of the cost of home phototherapy versus biologics over a 3-year time horizon in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.
The study found no mean difference in all-cause healthcare costs for patients with newly diagnosed nonvalvular atrial fibrillation initiating treatment with dabigatran versus warfarin.
Buprenorphine treatment with and without induction was found to decrease costs and utilization in opioid-dependent benefciaries.
Focusing on cost alone could diminish the vital service aspects behind successfully caring for a patient in a specialty pharmacy.
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