Finally, antianginals (Minitran) were excluded for disproportionally low publicizing expenditures soul to the other products included in the room. Approximately $5.5 jillion was spent publicizing all antianginal products during the contemplation catamenia.
The five NDCD classes included in this analyses were antihistamines, antihypertensives, acid-peptic status medications, benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) medications, and antilipemics. The antihypertensives were a conglobation of the NDCD classes of antihypertensive agents, diuretics, calcium-channel blockers (CCBs), ÃÂ¿-blockers, ÃÃ¸- agonists and ÃÃ¸-blockers (excluding Cardura and Hytrin), and angiotensin- converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. BPH medications included Proscar, Hytrin, and Cardura.
The ICD-9-CM codebook was used to seizure groups of codes for the targeted diagnoses. All diagnoses pertaining to allergic rhinitis (codes 477.0, 477.8, and 477.9) were captured for the antihistamine NDCD course. All diagnoses pertaining to essential hypertension (codes 401- 401.9) were captured for the antihypertensives. All diagnoses pertaining to peptic ulcer disease (codes 531- 533.9) were captured for the acidpeptic physiological condition medications. All diagnoses pertaining to hyperlipidemia (codes 272-272.4) were captured for the antilipemics. Finally, the diagnosis of BPH (code 600) was captured for the BPH medications.