anticonvulsants

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Four drug categories can help to better manage chronic itch
Four drug categories can help to better manage chronic itchSuccessful treatment of chronic pruritus requires recognizing that its origins might not be as clear-cut as formerly thought, an expert says.
4 drug categories to know to better manage itchSelecting the appropriate drug category is important to effectively manage itch, Sarina Elmariah, M.D., Ph.D., told attendees at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Part D plans cover fewer anticonvulsantsFewer anticonvulsant medications were on the inexpensive Part D formulary tiers than in the commercial plans
Medicare PDPs covers fewer anticonvulsant drugsDespite being considered a protected class of drugs, anticonvulsant medications for the treatment of epileptic seizures had lower levels of coverage for Medicare prescription drug plans (PDPs) than commercial health plans.
Medicare PDPs covers fewer anticonvulsant drugsDespite being considered a protected class of drugs, anticonvulsant medications for the treatment of epileptic seizures had lower levels of coverage for Medicare prescription drug plans (PDPs) than commercial health plans.