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June 26, 2018
In long-term care, seniors with dementia are at higher risk of being physically restrained and given potentially inappropriate antipsychotic drugs than other seniors. However, policy changes and educational supports have helped spur a decrease in this trend over the past several years.
October 19, 2016
Highlights of prescription drug data availability, recent analytic products and related reports.
September 2, 2016
A dictionary of available drug claim and coverage data, data elements and respective definitions.
July 22, 2016
Summary of public drug plan design and policy information for programs participating in the National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System.
July 22, 2016
Summary of policy and design changes to public drug plans participating in the National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System.
July 17, 2015
Summary of public drug plan design and policy information for programs participating in the National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System.
October 31, 2014
An in-depth look at public drug program spending on seniors, including the number and types of drugs used, with a focused analysis on potentially inappropriate drug use.
June 30, 2014
Data table of the percentage of seniors on public drug programs, by age group and the number of drug classes used for selected jurisdictions in 2012.
June 30, 2014
Data table of the top 10 drug classes used by seniors on public drug programs, by average annual growth, for selected jurisdictions in 2012.
June 30, 2014
Data table of the top 10 drug classes used by seniors on public drug programs, by rate of use, for selected jurisdictions in 2012.
June 30, 2014
Data table of the top 10 drug classes used by seniors on public drug programs, by total program spending, for selected jurisdictions in 2012.
February 27, 2013
Definitions and notes about data elements available in the National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System secure online analytical environment.
April 11, 2012
A self-directed user guide for the National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System reporting system that covers basic steps of accessing and manipulating data.
April 11, 2012
A document providing definitions, rationale and mapping for the dosage form descriptions used in the National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System.
March 15, 2012
Examines the privacy, confidentiality and security risks associated with the NPDUIS Database.