Resources

  • 10 May 2016

    Doctor Communication and Medication Adherence

    Pamela Morris, Director, Syndicated Research, Zitter Health Insights

    A recent large-scale survey found that people living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) believe that their relationship with their healthcare professional can positively impact the management of their disease.[i] But how does doctor-patient communications influence the patient’s adherence to medication protocols? Our December 2015 Abandonment Insight Monitor (AIM) survey found that RA patients are more than […]

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  • 04 May 2016

    Hassle Factor-How Do Therapeutic Areas Differ?

    Pamela Morris, Director, Syndicated Research, Zitter Health Insights

    The U.S. healthcare system incurs more than $200 billion in avoidable costs every year, and much of this staggering number is attributed to prescription abandonment and non-adherence to recommended drug therapies.1 Simply put, patients who do not fill their prescriptions cannot take the medications as prescribed by their doctor.  Ultimately, patients stop taking a medication […]

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  • 01 Mar 2016

    The benefits of being the fly on the wall

    Colleen Binder, Zitter Health Insights

    Our pharmaceutical customers invest months — sometimes years — and massive resources in preparing a new drug or health technology for market launch.  Both those launching a product and those carefully watching a competitive launch have questions about how the product’s value proposition will resonate with a P&T committee, and what access the product will […]

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  • 04 Nov 2015

    PCSK9 Inhibitors: A New Class of LDL-C Lowering Treatments

    Remy Corvese, Senior Analyst, Zitter Health Insights

    Since their development in the late 1980s, Statins have remained the gold standard in treating and regulating cholesterol production. Blockbuster drugs such as Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Crestor (rosuvastatin) produced annual revenues of over $12B globally in the mid-2000s. However, this blog post will discuss the emergence of a unique alternative treatment in lowering LDL cholesterol […]

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  • 24 Aug 2015

    Co-pay discount programs still in the cards

    Jacquelyn Cafasso, Senior Analyst, Zitter Health Insights

    Despite the backlash amongst health plans and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) when co-pay cards first arrived on the managed markets scene, discount programs are still a frequently cited topic during payer visits, according to Zitter Health Insight’s ongoing research on value added programs. Co-pay discount programs, also called ‘co-pay cards,’ ‘co-pay offset programs,’ or ‘co-pay […]

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