The use of combination therapy by a single-dosage form
allows patients to achieve their blood pressure goal quickly, improves
adverse drug reactions, and is supported by prospective data.
Beginning in 2010, the pharmaceutical
industry faced one of the biggest waves of drug patent expirations in
history, a phenomenon referred to as the “patent cliff.”
Addressing supply interruptions requires collaboration and
guidelines to manage patient care, especially in the midst of highly
specialized medication regimens.
The increased use of generic medications is an important
strategy in managing overall pharmaceutical spending, especially by
Medicaid and other government-run health programs.
Based on last year's Supreme Court ruling, generic manufacturers cannot be held liable for inadequate warning labels.
More than two-thirds of all prescriptions
dispensed in the U.S. are for generic drugs.
Drug costs are influenced by a variety of factors, and the complexity can be overwhelming for health care professionals and patients alike.