Dr. Enrique Seoane-Vazquez

Dr. Enrique Seoane-Vazquez

School of Pharmacy
Economic Science Institute
Office Location: Rinker Health Science Campus 271
Phone: (714) 516-5452
Scholarly Works:
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University of Santiago de Compostela, Bachelor of Science
University of Minnesota, Ph.D.



Enrique Seoane-Vazquez, PhD is professor in pharmaceutical economic, regulation, and policy at Chapman University School of Pharmacy. He holds a PhD in Social and Administrative Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota and a BS in Economics from the University of Santiago. His previous work experience includes positions as Professor at the School of Pharmacy-Boston, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Assistant Professor at the  Ohio State University, Colleges of Pharmacy and Public Health; and Research Fellow at the PRIME Institute, University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy.

Recent research projects focus on prices of drugs in the US and other countries, intellectual property regulation of pharmaceuticals, and FDA policy and regulation. Dr. Seoane conducted more than 40 research projects for a variety of sponsors, including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Arnold Ventures, the Food and Drug Administration, the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Ohio Medicaid, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, and the World Health Organization. In 2004, he served as the pharmacy expert in the Ohio Commission to Reform Medicaid, Columbus of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. He also conducted research for governments, organizations, and associations of a dozen countries. Dr. Seoane published more than 70 articles and 125 abstracts in reference journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, the American Journal of Cardiology, PLoS One, Health Policy, and Value in Health. He has given more than 300 national and international presentations in his areas of expertise.

Dr. Seoane is the past-Chair of the Drug Policy and Pharmaceutical Services Committee of the American Public Health Association, an active member of the American Pharmacist Association, the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, the International Health Economists Association, and the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research.


Chapman: https://www.chapman.edu/our-faculty/enrique-seoane
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=coZhsJ8AAAAJ&hl=en
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Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/enrique_seoane-vazquez
PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=seoane-vazquez
Twitter: @seoan001

Research Interests

Dr. Seoane's areas of research interest relate to pharmaceutical economics, regulation and policy at the national and international levels.  Dr. Seoane combines an in-depth knowledge of FDA and state regulation and pharmacy practice and extensive experience analyzing FDA’s regulatory actions. He has extensive experience studying the generic drug market, drug utilization, prices and reimbursement, substitution patterns and drug safety using electronic medical records and large administrative claims datasets.

Dr. Seoane has extensive experience in the area of health economics and outcomes research, and assessing the cost-effectiveness of medications and health care interventions to improve patient-level health outcomes while containing the cost of provision of care.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Ahmed Alghamdi, Enrique Seoane, Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio. Analysis of Formulary Coverage and Cost of Biologic Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs in Medicare Part D. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research. May 23, 2018;1-8.

Minette-Joëlle Zeukeng, Enrique Seoane, Pascal Bonnabry. Response to the Letter to the editor regarding Zeukeng et al article A comparison of new drugs approved by the FDA, the EMA, and Swissmedic: An assessment of the international harmonization of drugs. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2018;74)6):811–81.

Kevin Kron, Sara Myers, Lynn Volk, Aaron Nathan, Pamela Neri, Alejandra Salazar, Mary Amato, Adam Wright, Sam Karmiy, Sarah McCord, Enrique Seoane, Tewodros Eguale, Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, David Bates, Gordon Schiff. Incorporating Medication Indications into the Prescribing Process. American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacy 2018; 75:e305-14.

Minette-Joëlle Zeukeng, Enrique Seoane, Pascal Bonnabry. A Comparison of New Drug Approved by the FDA, the EMA and Swissmedic: An Assessment of the International Harmonization of Drugs. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2018;74(6):811-818.

Christina S. Kwon, Enrique Seoane, Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio. Cost-effectiveness analysis of metformin+dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors compared to metformin+sulfonylureas for treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. BMC Health Services Research 2018;18(1):78.

Bander Balkhi, Enrique Seoane, Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio. Changes in the utilization of osteoporosis drugs after the 2010 FDA bisphosphonate drug safety communication. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal 2017;25(8).

Enrique Seoane-Vazquez, Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, Saad Alqahtani, Gordon Schiff. Exploring the Potential for Using Drug Indications to Prevent Look-Alike and Sound-Alike Drug Errors. Expert Opinion on Drug Safety 2017;16(10):1103-1109.

Richard A. Hansen, Jingjing Qian, Richard L. Berg, James G. Linneman, Enrique Seoane, Sarah Dutcher, Saeid Raofi, C. David Page, Peggy L. Peissig. Comparison of Generic-to-Brand Switchback Rates Between Generic and Authorized Generic Drugs. Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy 2017;37(4):429-437.

Aseel Bin Sawad. Enrique Seoane, Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, Fatema Turkistani. Cost-Effectiveness of Different Strategies for Treatment of Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research  2017;6(2):97-108.

Bander Balkhi, Enrique Seoane, Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio. Osteoporosis Drugs Generic Competition, Pricing Structure and Dispersion among Payers. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 2017;32(6):385-392.

Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, Tai Spargo, Enrique Seoane. Ethical imperatives of timely access to Orphan Drugs: Is possible to reconcile economic incentives and patients’ health needs? Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases 2017;12(1):1.

Richard A. Hansen, Jingjing Qian, Richard L. Berg, James G. Linneman, Enrique Seoane, Sarah Dutcher, Saeid Raofi, C. David Page, Peggy L. Peissig. Comparison of outcomes following a switch from a brand to an authorized vs. independent generic drug. Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutic 2018;103(2):310-317.

Seoun Kwon, Enrique Seoane, Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio. FDA Safety Actions for Antidiabetic Drugs Marketed in the US, 1980-2015. International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine, 2016;28(4):197-211.

Leo F. Buckley, Enrique Seoane, Judy W.M. Cheng, Ahmed Aldemerdash, Irene M. Cooper, Lina Matta PharmD, Danika S. Medina, Mandeep R. Mehra, Kristina Navarro-Velez, Elaine L. Shea, Joanne R. Weintraub, Lynne W. Stevenson, Akshay S. Desai. Cost Comparison of Ambulatory, High-Dose, Intravenous Diuretic Therapy to Standard Hospitalization and Diuretic Therapy for Treatment of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure. American Journal of Cardiology 2016;118(9):1350-1355.

Aseel Bin Sawad. Enrique Seoane, Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, Fatema Turkistani. Evaluation of Using Expanded Disability Status Scale and Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite as Clinical Endpoints in Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Trials: A Quantitative Meta-Analysis. Current Medical Research and Opinion  2016; 32(12):1969-1974.

Gordon Schiff, Enrique Seoane, Adam Wright. Incorporating indications into medication ordering: Time to enter the age of reason. New England Journal of Medicine 2016;375(4):306-309.

Bander Balkhi, Enrique Seoane, Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio. Medicaid Osteoporosis Drugs Utilization and Expenditures: The Effect of Generic Drugs Market Entry. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research 2016; 7(4): 217-224.

Aseel Bin Sawad, Enrique Seoane, Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, Fatema Turkistan. Price Analysis of Multiple Sclerosis Disease-Modifying Therapies Marketed in the United States. Current Medical Research and Opinion 2016;32(11):1783-1788.

Mona Alsheikh, Enrique Seoane, Brian Rittenhouse, Erin Fox, John Fanikos. A Comparison of Drug Shortages in the Hospital Setting in the United States and Saudi Arabia: An Exploratory Analysis. Hospital Pharmacy 2016; 51(5):370-375.

Enrique Seoane, Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, Richard Hansen. Interchangeability, Safety and Efficacy of Modified Release Drug Formulations in the US: The Case of Opioid and Other Nervous System Drugs. Clinical Drug Investigation 2016;36(4):281-92.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Olajide Ayodele Adekunle, Enrique Seoane, Lawrence M. Brown. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Androgen Deprivation Therapy with Relugolix for the Treatment of Advanced Prostate Cancer. Journal of the American Pharmacist Association 2022;S1544-3191(22)00415-0.
Jerika Lam, Moom Roosan, Enrique Seoane, Mary Gutierrez. Pharmacists’ Response to the Opioid Crisis: A California Naloxone Survey. Journal of Contemporary Pharmacy Practice 2022:69(3):30–35.
Salena M. Preciado, Khaled Elsaid, Souhiela Fawaz, Lawrence M. Brown, Enrique Seoane, Yun Yang. Trend Analysis of Lupus Patients’ Outpatient Visits: A US National Perspective of Comorbidities and Medications Commonly Observed, 2006-2016. Healthcare (Impact factor: 3.160) 2022;10(9):1664.
Robin Feldman, Natalie Feldman, Enrique Seoane. A Patient Price Guide for Prescription Medication. Annals of Internal Medicine 2022;175(5):1-3.
Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, Zhixin Lun, Tasce Bongiovanni, Catherine L. Chen, Enrique Seoane. Postoperative respiratory events in surgical patients exposed to opioid drug shortages compared to fully matched patients non-exposed to shortages. Drug Safety (Impact factor: 5.606) 2022;45(4):359-367
Robin Feldman, Natalie Feldman, Enrique Seoane. We Need a Labeling System for Pharmaceutical Prices. Washington Post 2022; June 10.