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Category Archives: Pharmacoeconomics

Factors Contributing to Drug-Induced Diseases


Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic factors Toxic or exaggerated responses to normal drug doses can lead to drug-induced diseases and other adverse events for two reasons. First, excessively high concentrations of unbound drug or metabolite at the site of action may occur as a result of unusual pharmacokinetics (absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion) of the drug or metabolites. […]

Pharmacoeconomic Evaluating Methods


The pharmacoeconomic methods of evaluation are listed in Figure 1. These methods or tools can be separated into two distinct categories: economic and humanistic evaluation techniques. Economic Evaluation Figure 1 Components of pharmacoeconomics.   The basic task of economic evaluation is to identify, measure, value, and compare the costs and consequences of the alternatives being […]

Fidaxomicin Beats Vancomycin for C difficile in Cancer


I have read a similar article before. It was about Fidaxomicin and CDAD too. But today this newer one describes more exactly. This article compares fidaxomicin to vancomycin in aspects of cure rate in terms of initial clinical cure, recurrence, and sustained response. According to this article fidaxomicin appears to be better than vancomycin in […]