Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Free Medications Could Improve Adherence: MI FREEE trial

Eliminating drug copayments for patients following a myocardial infarction reduced vascular events without increasing overall costs for insurers in the prospective randomized MI FREEE trial.
Although the Post-Myocardial Infarction Free Rx Event and Economic Evaluation trial had only a "modest" impact on medication adherence and missed its primary end point, the findings were dramatic enough that study sponsor Aetna has announced it will waive copayments for its post-MI patients beginning January 2013, lead author Dr. Niteesh Choudhry said at the annual scientific sessions of the American Heart Association.

To read more click here: Internal Medicine News 

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