Linda Simoni-Wastila

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Affiliation: University of Maryland
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Association of antipsychotic use with hospital events and mortality among medicare beneficiaries residing in long-term care facilities
    Linda Simoni-Wastila
    Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:417-27. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint National estimates of exposure to prescription drugs with addiction potential in community-dwelling elders
    Linda Simoni-Wastila
    Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 1082, USA
    Subst Abus 26:33-42. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Psychoactive drug abuse in older adults
    Linda Simoni-Wastila
    Long term Care Initiative, Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 4:380-94. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Hospital and emergency department utilization associated with treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a managed-care Medicare population
    Linda Simoni-Wastila
    Long Term Care Research Initiative, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, 220 Arch Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 25:2729-35. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Medicare beneficiaries residing in long-term care facilities
    Linda Simoni-Wastila
    Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, University of Maryland Baltimore School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 7:262-70. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint A retrospective data analysis of the impact of the New York triplicate prescription program on benzodiazepine use in medicaid patients with chronic psychiatric and neurologic disorders
    Linda Simoni-Wastila
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Ther 26:322-36. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Gender and other factors associated with the nonmedical use of abusable prescription drugs
    Linda Simoni-Wastila
    Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 39:1-23. 2004
  8. pmc Risk factors associated with problem use of prescription drugs
    Linda Simoni-Wastila
    Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 21201, UA
    Am J Public Health 94:266-8. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Over-the-counter drug use by medicare beneficiaries in nursing homes: implications for practice and policy
    Linda Simoni-Wastila
    Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1543-9. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint A controlled study of the effects of state surveillance on indicators of problematic and non-problematic benzodiazepine use in a Medicaid population
    Dennis Ross-Degnan
    Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 34:103-23. 2004

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. pmc Association of antipsychotic use with hospital events and mortality among medicare beneficiaries residing in long-term care facilities
    Linda Simoni-Wastila
    Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:417-27. 2009
    ..The authors examine prevalence and trends in AP use by Medicare beneficiaries residing in LTC and the association of APs and other drug use variables with hospital events and mortality...
  2. ncbi request reprint National estimates of exposure to prescription drugs with addiction potential in community-dwelling elders
    Linda Simoni-Wastila
    Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 1082, USA
    Subst Abus 26:33-42. 2005
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Psychoactive drug abuse in older adults
    Linda Simoni-Wastila
    Long term Care Initiative, Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 4:380-94. 2006
    ..Misuse and abuse of legal and illegal drugs constitute a growing problem among older adults...
  4. doi request reprint Hospital and emergency department utilization associated with treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a managed-care Medicare population
    Linda Simoni-Wastila
    Long Term Care Research Initiative, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, 220 Arch Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 25:2729-35. 2009
    ..Few studies have examined the comparative effectiveness of maintenance therapies for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in this vulnerable population...
  5. doi request reprint Burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Medicare beneficiaries residing in long-term care facilities
    Linda Simoni-Wastila
    Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, University of Maryland Baltimore School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 7:262-70. 2009
    ..Data from the clinical and economic outcomes in Medicare beneficiaries with COPD who reside in long-term care (LTC) facilities are limited...
  6. ncbi request reprint A retrospective data analysis of the impact of the New York triplicate prescription program on benzodiazepine use in medicaid patients with chronic psychiatric and neurologic disorders
    Linda Simoni-Wastila
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Ther 26:322-36. 2004
    ..In January 1989, New York implemented regulations requiring physicians to order benzodiazepines using state-monitored triplicate prescription forms...
  7. ncbi request reprint Gender and other factors associated with the nonmedical use of abusable prescription drugs
    Linda Simoni-Wastila
    Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 39:1-23. 2004
    ....
  8. pmc Risk factors associated with problem use of prescription drugs
    Linda Simoni-Wastila
    Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 21201, UA
    Am J Public Health 94:266-8. 2004
    ..Those at greatest risk include older adults, females, those in poor/fair health, and daily alcohol drinkers...
  9. ncbi request reprint Over-the-counter drug use by medicare beneficiaries in nursing homes: implications for practice and policy
    Linda Simoni-Wastila
    Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1543-9. 2006
    ..To examine over-the-counter (OTC) medication use by Medicare beneficiaries in nursing homes and to assess evidence of substitution of OTC medications for prescription (Rx) medications by residents with no Rx coverage and Medicaid...
  10. ncbi request reprint A controlled study of the effects of state surveillance on indicators of problematic and non-problematic benzodiazepine use in a Medicaid population
    Dennis Ross-Degnan
    Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 34:103-23. 2004
    ..We evaluated the effects of physician surveillance through a Triplicate Prescription Program (TPP) on problematic and non-problematic BZ use...
  11. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities in access after regulatory surveillance of benzodiazepines
    Sallie Anne Pearson
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:572-9. 2006
    ..We examined the effects of a prescription-monitoring program on benzodiazepine access among Medicaid enrollees living in neighborhoods of different racial composition...
  12. doi request reprint Changing patterns in medication use with increasing probability of death for older Medicare beneficiaries
    Thomas Shaffer
    Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1549-55. 2010
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  13. ncbi request reprint Effects of state surveillance on new post-hospitalization benzodiazepine use
    Anita K Wagner
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 15:423-31. 2003
    ..Benzodiazepines (BZD) effectively treat anxiety and insomnia accompanying major health events, including hospitalizations. Prescribing regulations to decrease BZD misuse may negatively impact therapeutic uses...
  14. doi request reprint Association of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease maintenance medication adherence with all-cause hospitalization and spending in a Medicare population
    Linda Simoni-Wastila
    Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 10:201-10. 2012
    ..Poor medication adherence is implicated in poor outcomes with other chronic conditions; however, little is understood regarding links between adherence and outcomes in COPD patients...
  15. doi request reprint Impact of maintenance therapy on hospitalization and expenditures for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Bruce C Stuart
    Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 8:441-53. 2010
    ..However, little research has been conducted to compare use versus nonuse of these medications in terms of health-related outcomes in routine practice...
  16. ncbi request reprint Lack of relationship between long-term use of benzodiazepines and escalation to high dosages
    Stephen B Soumerai
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:1006-11. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether long-term benzodiazepine use is associated with dose escalation...
  17. pmc Pharmacotherapeutic management of dementia across settings of care
    Gail B Rattinger
    Pharmaceutical Health Services Research Department, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland School of Pharmacy, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham Park, New Jersey
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:723-33. 2013
    ..To describe population-based use of cognitive-enhancing and psychopharmacological medications across care settings in Medicare beneficiaries with dementia...
  18. pmc The effect of dementia on medication use and adherence among Medicare beneficiaries with chronic heart failure
    Gail B Rattinger
    Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 10:69-80. 2012
    ..Alzheimer's disease and related disorders (ADRD) are prevalent in older adults, increase the costs of chronic heart failure (CHF) management, and may be associated with undertreatment of cardiovascular disease...
  19. doi request reprint Impact of Part D low-income subsidies on medication patterns for Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes
    Bruce Stuart
    Pharmaceutical Health Services Research Department, The Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Med Care 50:913-9. 2012
    ..It is not known whether low-income subsidies (LIS) under Medicare Part D help beneficiaries overcome impediments to medication use associated with poor socioeconomic status and high disease burden...
  20. pmc Drug use patterns in severely mentally ill Medicare beneficiaries: impact of discontinuities in drug coverage
    Linda Simoni-Wastila
    Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, University of Maryland Baltimore School of Pharmacy, 220 Arch Street, 12th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:496-514. 2008
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Treatment of dementia in community-dwelling and institutionalized medicare beneficiaries
    Ann L Gruber-Baldini
    Division of Gerontology, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1508-16. 2007
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Medication patterns for Medicare beneficiaries with SNF/LTC facility stays
    Bruce Stuart
    Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, University of Maryland, Baltimore 21201, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 29:13-25. 2008
    ..01). We found no evidence that prescription coverage influenced medication utilization patterns during non-Medicare qualified LTC facility stays...
  23. ncbi request reprint Coverage and use of prescription drugs in nursing homes: implications for the medicare modernization act
    Bruce Stuart
    The Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Med Care 44:243-9. 2006
    ..Understanding the impact of the MMA requires knowledge of the process by which drugs are prescribed to residents and the effect of coverage on medication use...
  24. pmc Racial and ethnic disparities in the treatment of dementia among Medicare beneficiaries
    Ilene H Zuckerman
    Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, 220 Arch Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:S328-33. 2008
    ..We investigated differences in anti-dementia medication use between non-Hispanic White and minority community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries with dementia...
  25. pmc Effect of exposure to evidence-based pharmacotherapy on outcomes after acute myocardial infarction in older adults
    Ilene H Zuckerman
    Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1854-61. 2012
    ..To assess the effect of exposure to evidence-based medication after hospital discharge for Medicare beneficiaries with acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  26. pmc Increased persistency in medication use by U.S. Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes is associated with lower hospitalization rates and cost savings
    Bruce C Stuart
    Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Diabetes Care 32:647-9. 2009
    ..To assess the relationship between annual fills for antidiabetes medications, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), and lipid-lowering agents on hospitalization and Medicare spending for beneficiaries with diabetes...
  27. pmc Benzodiazepine use and expenditures for Medicare beneficiaries and the implications of Medicare Part D exclusions
    Hui wen Keri Yang
    Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:384-91. 2008
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Assessing the impact of coverage gaps in the Medicare Part D drug benefit
    Bruce Stuart
    Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2005
    ..Our findings suggest that discontinuities in drug benefits result in sizable reductions in medication use and spending, which is magnified in people with common chronic illnesses...
  29. doi request reprint Medication use and adherence among elderly Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes enrolled in Part D and retiree health plans
    Bruce Stuart
    Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, University of Maryland Baltimore, 220 Arch St Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
    Med Care 49:511-5. 2011
    ..The question for policy makers is whether beneficiaries enrolled in Part D plans exhibit drug utilization patterns comparable with those seen in retiree plans...
  30. pmc Inappropriate drug use and risk of transition to nursing homes among community-dwelling older adults
    Ilene H Zuckerman
    Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Med Care 44:722-30. 2006
    ..Adverse events from inappropriate medications are preventable risk factors for nursing home admissions...
  31. doi request reprint US trends in glycemic control, treatment, and comorbidity burden in patients with diabetes
    Fadia T Shaya
    University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, 220 Arch Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 12:826-32. 2010
    ..The results indicate a high percentage of poor glycemic control among persons with diabetes. There were also a substantial number of comorbid conditions associated with diabetes...
  32. doi request reprint Influence of prescription monitoring programs on analgesic utilization by an insured retiree population
    Linda Simoni-Wastila
    University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 21:1261-8. 2012
    ..To estimate the association between prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) and the probability of analgesic use, overall and by analgesic type...
  33. pmc An elective psychiatric course to reduce pharmacy students' social distance toward people with severe mental illness
    Bethany A DiPaula
    University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, College Park, 20742, USA
    Am J Pharm Educ 75:72. 2011
    ..To determine whether an elective course on mental health could reduce pharmacy students' social distance toward people with severe mental illness...
  34. ncbi request reprint Correlates of prescription drug nonmedical use and problem use by adolescents
    Linda Simoni-Wastila
    From the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland Baltimore School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD
    J Addict Med 2:31-9. 2008
    ..This study characterizes patterns and correlates of prescription drug nonmedical (PDNM) use and prescription drug problem (PDP) use among U.S. adolescents...
  35. doi request reprint A secondary analysis of a duration response association between selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor use and the risk of acute myocardial infarction in the aging population
    Christopher M Blanchette
    Center for Pharmacoeconomic and Outcomes Research, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 18:316-21. 2008
    ..We assessed the risk of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) use on the occurrence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) based on duration of exposure...
  36. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of nationally mandated drug use reviews to improve patient safety in nursing homes: a natural experiment
    Becky Briesacher
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:991-6. 2005
    ..To test whether nationally required drug use reviews reduce exposure to inappropriate medications in nursing homes...
  37. ncbi request reprint The effect of a three-tier formulary on antidepressant utilization and expenditures
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Heller School, Brandeis University, Waltham MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 11:67-77. 2008
    ..The antidepressant class has certain characteristics that may pose problems for implementation of three-tier formularies, such as differences in which medication works for which patient, and high rates of medication discontinuation...
  38. ncbi request reprint Trends and geographic variation of opiate medication use in state Medicaid fee-for-service programs, 1996 to 2002
    Judy T Zerzan
    HSR and D Department of Veterans Affairs, Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Med Care 44:1005-10. 2006
    ..This study describes temporal and interstate variability in aggregate prescription opiate medication use within U.S. Medicaid programs...
  39. doi request reprint Risk of hospitalizations/emergency department visits and treatment costs associated with initial maintenance therapy using fluticasone propionate 500 microg/salmeterol 50 microg compared with ipratropium for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in older
    Christopher M Blanchette
    Center for Pharmacoeconomic and Outcomes Research, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108, USA
    Am J Geriatr Pharmacother 6:138-46. 2008
    ..Cost-effective treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are needed to reduce the burden on the Medicare system...
  40. ncbi request reprint The quality of antipsychotic drug prescribing in nursing homes
    Becky A Briesacher
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01605, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:1280-5. 2005
    ....