2004S-0170 - Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003, Section 1013: Suggest Priority Topics for Research
FDA Comment Number : EC7
Submitter : Dr. Gregg Laiben Date & Time: 05/06/2004 07:05:18
Organization : MissouriPRO
Health Care Association
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Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
A large volume of prescription claims data will become available as a result of the pharmaceutical portions of MMA 2003. Currently, many Medicare patients are not receiving the recommended medications to treat chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and heart failure. With use of the Rx claims database, mechanisms to improve compliance with nationally developed treatment guidelines should be strengthened and promoted.