Our goal is to make drug safety transparent for payers, physicians and patients. The Drug Safety Monitor consistently offers MCOs actionable drug safety information, often well before FDA.
Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) October 26, 2015
The Advera Health Analytics, Inc. analyst team published a new Drug Safety Monitor, “Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder: Safety Comparison of Vraylar vs. 'Other Antipsychotics' Drug Class.”
Actionable Intelligence – The recently approved atypical antipsychotic Vraylar appears to be a safer alternative to Risperdal with a similar risk profile to Abilify, for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. While all three drugs carry a 'Boxed Warning' for increased risk of death in elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis, Risperdal has the longest list (177) of labeled adverse reactions with numerous serious non-labeled RxSignals (drug-induced liver injury, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome and hepatitis cholestatic). Advera Health’s comparative analysis of the 'other antipsychotics' drug class points towards Invega and Risperdal Consta (Risperdal's long-acting injectable) as riskier options, while Abilify appears to be the safest of the class.
Drugs Covered – Abilify, Fanapt, INVEGA, Risperdal, Risperdal Consta, Vraylar
Indications Covered – Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia
Classes Covered – Other antipsychotics
Mechanisms of Action Covered – Dopamine Agonists, Dopamine Antagonists, Serotonin Agonists, Serotonin Antagonists
The DSM helps Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) incorporate safety data and comparative safety research into P&T decisions, daily pharmacy workflows, and drug price negotiations. Advera Health offers the DSM at no charge to qualified MCOs to enable health plans, payers, systems, and hospitals to incorporate drug safety insight and analysis into their decision making process. The DSM is also available at no charge to healthcare media organizations to serve as an independent, unbiased resource and research tool for their pharma industry reporting.
Advera Health President Brian Overstreet commented, “Our goal is to make drug safety transparent for payers, physicians and patients. The Drug Safety Monitor consistently offers MCOs actionable drug safety information, often well before FDA.”
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