Dr. Carlos M. Ferrario from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine moderated the topic "Synthesizing the Current Use of Generics in Cardiovascular Disease" with Drs. John M. Flack from Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center, Henry Punzi from Punzi Medical Center and Trinity Hypertension Research Institute, Domenic Sica from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; and Daniel Wise from Cardiology Specialists of the Carolinas, Charlotte, NC.
The discussion focused primarily on:
Compliance and control rates for hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes;
adherence to therapy and outcomes in specific patient populations;
effectiveness of lipid management in African Americans and Caucasians; and
the use of generic versus branded drugs in the management of hypertension, dyslipidemia, and the cardiometabolic syndrome.