Poll shows only 29% of adults who take five or more prescription drugs have had a comprehensive medication review.
Percentage of all child health spending that went to orphan drugs rose 65% in five years, while families’ portion rose even faster.
Data from National Poll on Healthy Aging show reliance on delivery of medications, often because of insurance requirements.
Drug That Calms ‘Cytokine Storm’ Associated with 45% Lower Risk of Dying among COVID-19 Patients on Ventilators
Patients who received single intravenous dose of tocilizumab were also more likely to leave the hospital or be off a ventilator within a month, despite double the risk of additional infection.
U-M Injury Prevention Center compilation of data from state and federal sources will serve as baseline for future studies.
Unless Congress closes a loophole in the orphan drug law, new products containing the opioid addiction treatment buprenorphine could be blocked from the market until 2024.