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- Determining & Managing Hepatitis C Healthcare Costs
July 28th is World Hepatitis Day and in observance we want to spread awareness to our readership about this debilitating and costly health condition, as well as some newer areas of cost containment.
Currently, the CDC website states that an “HCV infection becomes chronic in approximately 75%–85% of cases.” This contrasts with Acute Hepatitis C, which is a short-term version of Hepatitis C that lasts 6 months and is typically cured naturally by the body. It’s important to note that Acute Hepatitis C is not the same as Chronic Hepatitis C and that improper diagnosis / HCV management can lead to catastrophic conditions – such as Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer and Liver Failure.
- OTC Meds, Herbal & Dietary Supplements: Convenient – Yes. Harmless – Not Necessarily.
Since our clients are facing risks and high costs associated with liver injury and chronic kidney disease, we wanted to compile some information pertaining to the impact of over-the-counter (OTC) medications and herbal and dietary supplements (HDS) in these areas. We believe this information will help drive a more proactive approach that better educates and protects employees, members and patients from these often devastating and potentially costly conditions. Particularly when these OTC medications or supplements are mixed with prescriptive drugs, contraindicated in certain health conditions, known to adversely injure certain organs when taken in quantity over time, or combined with foods or drinks that potentiate their effect.
- Combatting the Crisis in Drug-Resistant Infections and Treatment
Barbara Rutkowski, EdD, MSN, CCM - Vice President, Clinical Operations, Advanced Plan for Health
A lot has happened since Alexander Fleming accidentally discovered Penicillin in 1928 after a chance exposure of staphylococcus to penicillin mold. For his discovery, he won the Nobel Prize after penicillin was commercialized in 1945, used successfully for war wounds and surgery in World War II and hailed as the “miracle drug”. In his acceptance speech, Fleming admonished the world to beware that bacteria would become resistant in time.
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