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New Study Reveals Medicare Payments Far Outpace Claims for Neurology Drugs

A new study of Medicare payments has found that over a five-year period, the payments for medications prescribed to people with neurologic conditions like multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy increased by 50% while the number of claims for these prescription medications only rose by only 8%. The study is published in the online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study, funded by the American Academy of Neurology, also found that most of the increase was due to rising costs for neuroimmunology drugs, mostly for multiple sclerosis.


Author SOP Communications | Publish Date March 24, 2021
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School of Pharmacy In the News

Pharmacy Times

Advocacy Champion Works to Improve Health Care, Outcomes for Patients With Cancer

news outletPharmacy Times
Publish DateSeptember 01, 2021

Directions in Oncology Pharmacy is getting to know oncology pharmacy professionals through a series of interviews. In this issue, we talk to Ashley E. Glode, PharmD, BCOP, who was recently named an Advocacy Champion by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

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Sun Times News

Chelsea’s Silver Solutions Boosts Health Through Volunteering

news outletSun Times News
Publish DateJuly 06, 2021

The University of Colorado’s Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging collaborates with the CU Anschutz School of Pharmacy, College of Nursing and School of Dental Medicine to offer a program opportunity for health profession students and older adults.

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9News

Denver looks for solutions after increase in overdose deaths

news outlet9News
Publish DateJune 01, 2021

Professor Robert Valuck, Director of the Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention at the University of Colorado, recently spoke with 9News on the increased substance abuse in Colorado saying, "I think there's awareness of it, but we really just need to put everything we have towards it.” There is a concern that the pandemic stressors led to a first misuse and will add to the increase in coming years.

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The Denver Post

Fatal drug overdoses surged 59% in Colorado last year as overall deaths rose during the pandemic

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMay 30, 2021

Professor Robert Valuck, executive director of the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention recently spoke with the Denver Post about the rising drug overdoses in Colorado during the pandemic saying, “There is also concern that because there is a multiyear lag between when someone starts using a substance and when they might die from an overdose, that deaths will continue to increase in the coming years”.

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