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BACKGROUND Antipsychotic medications account for more prescription expenditures in Medicaid than any other therapeutic category. This has made them an attractive target for states hoping to curtail rising expenditures. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to document the effects of a step-therapy prior authorization (PA) policy for atypical(More)
From 1982 through 1987, 128 families, who were instructed in the use of rectally administered diazepam (R-DZP) for the treatment of severe epileptic seizures, were surveyed. Sixty-seven families returned questionnaires and met inclusion/exclusion criteria; the results were used to analyze the medical, psychosocial, and economic impact of this program during(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary objectives were to examine national trends of prescription medication use for headache and explore patterns of variation in the use of these medications across social and demographic levels. BACKGROUND Despite widespread use of prescription medication for management of headache, little is known about utilization patterns or patient(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe PharmD students' work experiences and activities; examine their attitudes towards their work; examine perceptions of preceptor pharmacists they worked with; and determine important issues associated with career preference. METHODS A written survey was administered to third-year doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) students at 8 colleges and(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the effect of multiple-source drug entry on price competition after patent expiration in the pharmaceutical industry. DATA SOURCES Originators and their multiple-source drugs selected from the 35 chemical entities whose patents expired from 1984 through 1987. Data were obtained from various primary and secondary sources for the(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined the impact of drug coverage generosity on older persons' prescription events (fills) and expenditures. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted of 6237 older persons from the 1995 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey. Dependent variables were per capita prescription events and expenditures. Independent variables were(More)
OBJECTIVES To characterize pharmacists' personal and family use of, professional practice behaviors regarding, and perceptions of herbal and other natural products (H/NPs), and to ascertain whether these characteristics differ by pharmacists' education, practice setting, and other demographic characteristics. DESIGN Descriptive study. SETTING Minnesota.(More)
BACKGROUND There exists a need to conceptualize and understand the roles that pharmacists serve to help convince others such as patients, prescribers, and payers to value their contributions and to plan for the roles they could serve in the future within the health care system. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to (1) describe and track differences(More)
BACKGROUND Pharmacists' professional roles have maturated to include provision of information, education, and pharmaceutical care services. These changes have resulted in a focus on collaborative pharmacist-patient professional relationships, in which pharmacists and patients both have roles and responsibilities. OBJECTIVE The study purpose was to(More)
Trends in institutional pharmacy practice were identified, and ASHP members' views of these trends were evaluated in a futures study. A list of statements concerning the practice of institutional pharmacy in the year 2000 was developed using a modified Delphi method. A random sample of 3000 active ASHP members received the questionnaire and were asked to(More)