Since the introduction of Blue Cross' GenericSelect(R) incentive program in the fourth quarter of 2002, members have nearly doubled the use of generic selective serotonin uptake inhibitors
(anti-depressants), increased their use of generic cholesterol lowering drugs by 15% and increased the use of generic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs by more than 20%.
Soifer plans to do a controlled study of the program, also evaluating the possible use of selective serotonin uptake inhibitors
in conjunction with CBT.
Zoloft, Prozac -- Selective serotonin uptake inhibitors
are useful adjuncts in the treatment of chronic headaches.
Serdaxin may achieve greater and broader therapeutic coverage and appears to be safe and well tolerated without the appearance of serious side effects that are commonly linked to currently marketed antidepressant drugs, such as selective serotonin uptake inhibitors
(SSRI), serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI), and tricyclic antidepressants (TCA).
The condition occurs in up to 60-75% of an estimated 125,000 patients with narcolepsy, and is currently treated with anti-depressants, such as selective serotonin uptake inhibitors
, and tricyclic antidepressants.