State Law Factsheet: Select Features of State Pharmacist Collaborative Practice Laws

Hypertension and hyperlipidemia, two leading risk factors of cardiovascular disease, each a ect 1 in 3 US adults.1,2 Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a leading cause of employee absence and lower on-the-job productivity, costing the U.S. economy $51 billion annually, including $3.5 billion in lost productivity costs and $47.5 billion in direct medical expenses.3 Fewer than half (46.5%) of people with hypertension and a third (33.2%) of people with hyperlipidemia have their condition under control. 

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