Silver Book Fact

In one study, Alzheimer’s patients who took donepezil had an increase in their prescription costs of $1,000 per patient, but saw reduced total medical costs of about 1/3–from $11,947 to $8,056.

Hill, Jerrold W., Robert Futterman, Vera Mastey, and Howard Fillit. The Effect of Donepezil Therapy on Health Costs in a Medicare Managed Care Plan. Manag Care Interface. 2002; 15(3): 63-70. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11925682

Reference

Title
The Effect of Donepezil Therapy on Health Costs in a Medicare Managed Care Plan
Publication
Manag Care Interface
Publication Date
2002
Authors
Hill, Jerrold W., Robert Futterman, Vera Mastey, and Howard Fillit
Volume & Issue
Volume 15, Issue 3
Pages
63-70
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

Related Facts

  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved 5 drugs that have proven to temporarily slow the worsening of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms for an average of 6 – 12 months…  
  • Impact of Slowed Progression on Severe Stage, Americans Age 65 and Older with Alzheimer’s, 2010-2050  
  • Medicare Costs, Slowed Progression  
  • In one study, Alzheimer’s patients who took donepezil had an increase in their prescription costs of $1,000 per patient, but saw reduced total medical costs of about 1/3–from $11,947 to…  
  • According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, one of the most promising medicines in development uses normal human cells to enhance brain levels of dopamine, the neurotransmitter deficient…