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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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Diversity in Action

Emerging Science

news outletDiversity in Action
Publish DateDecember 05, 2022

Dr. David Kroll, PhD, explains to Diversity In Action a history of cannabis research and clinical practice in the American medical system.

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Medscape

Time to Test Effects of CBD in Cardiovascular Disease?

news outletMedscape
Publish DateOctober 05, 2022

Robert Page, PharmD, weighs in on the need for well-designed clinical trials to test the safety and efficacy of cannabidiol (CBD) for cardiovascular disease, based on evidence from preclinical studies showing that it has anti-inflammatory effects.

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Health.com

Cooking Chicken in NyQuil Is a 'Recipe for Danger' FDA Warns, Citing TikTok Video

news outletHealth.com
Publish DateSeptember 22, 2022

Dr. Gina Moore, PharmD, MBA, talks with Health on why this viral TikTok trend is a dangerous misuse of medication.

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ScienceDaily

Early intervention effective in treating neurodevelopmental disorders

news outletScienceDaily
Publish DateSeptember 07, 2022

A new study from Molly, Huntsman, PhD, suggests that therapeutic interventions to treat neurodevelopmental disorders may be more effective if done during the early stages of brain development.

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