Challenges of pulmonary hypertension make it an ideal candidate for DM
December 01, 2005
Today's Approach to interventions that address chronic disease and conditions is both broader and deeper than ever before. But there is another group of patients who rarely, if ever, directly benefit from these programs. According to Alan Wright, MD, former chief medical officer of TheraCom, these are patients who might use more than $100,000 a year in pharmaceutical spending and/or resources, patients who have a disease that is progressive with no known cure. These are the patients who have a rare disease, such as pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a rare blood vessel disorder characterized by increased pressure in the pulmonary artery.