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Ibrahim M Abbass, Eleanor O Caplan, Daniel B Ng, Rita Kristy, Carol R Schermer, Pamela Bradt, Jenna M Collins, Wai Man Maria Chan, Brandon T Suehs
BACKGROUND: The impact of formulary management strategies on utilization and expenditures in overactive bladder (OAB) treatment has not been extensively investigated. In 2013, step therapy (ST) policies for 2 branded OAB treatments, mirabegron and fesoterodine, were removed from Humana Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) plans and Medicare prescription drug plans (PDP), allowing for an examination of the effect of ST policies on OAB medication use patterns and costs. OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of removal of formulary restriction policies for mirabegron and fesoterodine on medication utilization patterns and costs associated with OAB treatment in Medicare patients...
January 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
Aaron M Cypess, Lauren S Weiner, Carla Roberts-Toler, Elisa Franquet Elía, Skyler H Kessler, Peter A Kahn, Jeffrey English, Kelly Chatman, Sunia A Trauger, Alessandro Doria, Gerald M Kolodny
Increasing energy expenditure through activation of endogenous brown adipose tissue (BAT) is a potential approach to treat obesity and diabetes. The class of β3-adrenergic receptor (AR) agonists stimulates rodent BAT, but this activity has never been demonstrated in humans. Here we determined the ability of 200 mg oral mirabegron (Myrbetriq, Astellas Pharma, Inc.), a β3-AR agonist currently approved to treat overactive bladder, to stimulate BAT as compared to placebo. Mirabegron led to higher BAT metabolic activity as measured via (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) using positron emission tomography (PET) combined with computed tomography (CT) in all twelve healthy male subjects (p = 0...
January 6, 2015: Cell Metabolism
Mark Sanford
Mirabegron (YM178, Myrbetriq™, Betanis(®), Betmiga™) is a β3-adrenergic receptor agonist approved in several countries for the symptomatic treatment of adults with overactive bladder syndrome. In three 12-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multinational trials in patients with overactive bladder syndrome, oral mirabegron 25 or 50 mg once daily significantly reduced the adjusted mean number of incontinence episodes per 24 h (in patients with incontinence at baseline) and the adjusted mean number of micturition episodes per 24 h (in full trial populations) [coprimary endpoints]...
July 2013: Drugs
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February 18, 2013: Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Marvin M Goldenberg
Mirabegron (Myrbetriq) for overactive bladder; phentermine/topiramate ER (Qsymia) for weight management; and ocriplasmin injection (Jetrea) for vitreomacular adhesion.
December 2012: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
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