USP Medicare Formulary Guidelines Drop Drug Categories/Classes, Adds Others
U.S. Pharmacopeia has kept the total number of unique therapeutic categories and pharmacologic classes in its drug classification guidelines at 146 by exchanging roughly 20 in the original lineup for new or combined groupings. Areas of revision include anti-inflammatory, mental health and cancer drugs
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