Inadequately controlled asthma can be very debilitating and costly for patients. The authors emphasize the importance of tracking symptoms, and they recommend a combined strategy in which both patient and claims data are used to identify poor asthma control.
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P&T® Journal contents for August 2008
A patient with multiple-organ failure recovered from septic shock when a low dose of drotrecogin alfa was administered.
Antihypertensive treatments include a dual receptor antagonist (PS433540) and a combination of amlodipine plus olmesartan (Azor).
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Part 2 of a two-part series summarizes treatments used to prevent migraine, the most common headache complaint in clinical practice. Current prophylactic therapies include selected beta blockers, antidepressants, anticonvulsant agents, NSAIDs, skeletal muscle relaxants, ACE-inhibitors, antipsychotic agents, antihistamines, botulinum, and herbal products.