ACMT Position Statement: Addressing the Rising Cost of Prescription Antidotes

  • Maryann Mazer-Amirshahi
  • Andrew Stolbach
  • Lewis S. Nelson
Position Statement
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Abstract

Antidotal therapy is an essential component of poisoning management. In recent years, there have been unprecedented increases in the costs of antidotes. The American College of Medical Toxicology calls upon providers, hospitals, formularies pharmaceutical industry, government, insurance companies, and pharmacy benefit managers to adopt practices to ensure that antidotes are available to our patients and price are based on value and cost.

Notes

Acknowledgements

Thank you to Dr. Mary Ann Howland and St. John’s Doctor of Pharmacy students, whose research produced the table of antidote prices. ACMT would like to acknowledge the Members of the Position Statement and Guidelines Committee for contributions to this statement: Jeffrey Brent, Howard Greller, Thomas Kurt, Silas Smith, and Brandon Warrick.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Disclaimer

While individual practitioners may differ, these are the positions of the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) at the time written, after a review of the issue and pertinent literature.

Conflicts of Interest

None.

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© American College of Medical Toxicology 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maryann Mazer-Amirshahi
    • 1
  • Andrew Stolbach
    • 2
  • Lewis S. Nelson
    • 3
  1. 1.Medstar Washington Hospital CenterGeorgetown University School of MedicineWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.School of MedicineJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Department of Emergency MedicineRutgers New Jersey Medical SchoolNewarkUSA

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