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January 02, 2009

By Gary A. Puckrein, PhD

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Origins and Strategies for Addressing Ethnic and Racial Disparities in Pharmaceutical Therapy: The Health-Care System, the Provider, and the Patient 

By Richard Levy, PhD; Robert C. Like, MD, MS; and Harry S. Shabsin, PhD

Landmark publication reveals disparities in pharmaceutical treatment for minority patients—a must read for those committed to eliminating health care disparities.

This authoritative, comprehensive resource provides systematic documentation about the impact of medication disparities on minorities.

Asthma, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression, HIV/AIDS, pain, and other chronic and infectious diseases are reviewed, revealing the profound impact of disparities in medication use, adherence rates, and response on our health-care system.

For health-care practitioners, policy makers, and third-party payers, this book provides important recommendations to improve medication use and outcomes for minorities.

About The Authors

Richard Levy, PhD, is a health-care consultant and former vice president of the National Pharmaceutical Council.

Robert C. Like, MD, MS, is professor and director of the Center for Healthy Families and Cultural Diversity, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Harry S. Shabsin, PhD, is a private-practice psychologist.

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