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The Value of Medicines: Facts and figures 2006

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    • Chronic Disease Projected to Become More Prevalent: Prevalence of diabetes is projected to nearly double 2000-2030  
    • Greater Adherence to Medicines Decreases Total Health Care Spending  
    • Projected Alzheimer’s Disease Prevalence, 2000-2100  
    • Increased Use of Medicines Reduces Overall Health Care Costs: Mental health/substance abuse (MH/SA) spending per patient fell as drug spending increased, 1992-1999  
    • Using Newer Medicines Results in Savings of $111 per Treated Condition  
    • Medicines Reduce Complications of Diabetes: Diabetes patients treated with medicines are less likely to develop other health problems  
    • Medicines Prevent Cancer Recurrence: New breast cancer drug greatly reduces recurrence and death (5 to 10 years after diagnosis in postmenopausal women)  
    • Increased Use of Medicines Reduces Risk of Death After Major Cardiovascular Events: Disease management program increased use of medicines  
    • Patients Taking Medicines for Heart Failure Incur Lower Health Care Costs: Beta-blockers reduce total treatment costs for heart failure by $3,959  
    • Medicines Produce Valuable Health Gains for Heart Attack Patients  
    • Medicines Allow Patients to Remain Independent Longer: New Alzheimer’s medicine delays need for costly home care  
    • Heart Failure Disease Management (DM) Program Reduces Hospitalizations and Overall Costs  
    • Disease Management Program Increases Use of Diabetes Medicines and Reduces Total Health Spending  
    • Changing Demographics of the U.S. Population, 2000-2100
      Changing Demographics of the U.S. Population, 2000-2100  
    • New Drug Increases Brain Cancer Survival Rate: Temozolomide is the first new drug in over 30 years to treat glioblastoma, a severe form of brain cancer  
    • More Effective Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease Could Save Billions: Combined Medicare and Medicaid savings from effective treatment of Alzheimer’s diease