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Generic drug costs remain shackled

...lth figures show that last year 52 per cent of all dispensed prescriptions were for generic medicines. ...

Cipro Has Cheaper Cousins to Treat Anthrax

...de of doctor's offices and pharmacies, where it is dispensed to treat a variety of diseases, including urinary tract infections. Like other antibiotics, Cipro kills harmful bacteria in the body. The main difference is that it's designed to attack a variety of types of germs. It is effective against a wide ra...

A new method to help smokers quit

...throat lozenges. The active nicotine lozenges were dispensed to more than 700 participants in one of two dosages. A 4mg lozenge was given to those who smoked their first cigarette within 50 minutes of waking, a sign of high dependence, and a 5mg lozenge was given to the others. An additional 700 participants w...

Taking the help of pharmacist

...d idea, for instance, to have all your medications dispensed at the once pharmacy. If the pharmacist can see a complete list of all the drugs you are on - including any herbal remedies or supplements - they can quickly alert you to the possibility of any interactions or adverse effects. And when you are pres...

Arthritis Drug – Rofecoxib , Found To Increase Heart Attack Ris

... heart attack, the average number of prescriptions dispensed was about five. Though the study found no increased risk of heart attack among patients taking any other form of NSAIDs, researchers call for more study in the field based on their findings ....

Deadly Diarrhoea Vaccine – Trail Results Promising

...tions that are available in all pharmacies and are dispensed without a prescription. More on Medindia: http://www.medindia.net/patients/ PatientInfo/salmonellosis.asp...

Birth Defects Caused By Acne Medication Can Be Minimized By Voluntary Pregnancy Prevention

...ose of the survey was to evaluate how the drug was dispensed in women who subsequently became pregnant and to identify possible reasons for failure in preventing conception. The results of the OTIS survey show that the majority of women who participated were treated for less severe disease than is recommende...

Generic Drugs Usage In US Can Save $20 Billion – Express Script Surve

...n the anti-cholesterol category, generics are only dispensed 7% of the time nationally. However, drug costs could be reduced an additional $5.1 billion annually if generic fill rates reach the 70% goal projected in the report. The generic fill rate goals utilized in the study are based on an evaluation of clin...

School Children Put To Risk Due To Shortage Of Nurses

...aid than school nurses. Medication is sometimes dispensed by unlicensed staff members in some schools as a result of a shortage of funds, or an absence of qualified nurses. This can lead to dangerous consequences. Most schools do not have the resources to hire qualified nurses. The federal funding that scho...

Nurse Practitioners Are Not Recognized By Medicare

...hey get the money covered by the Medicare if it is dispensed from the hospital's drugs cupboard, but not if it is got from normal High Street pharmacy. So the patients go in for another GP, which would consume more time for the patient as well as the system. Then the patient pays no more than the maximum PBS ...

Pakistan and UN Agree On New Quake Recovery Plan

...s of Pakistani Kashmir. The helicopters would be dispensed after the completion of the relief operations. Before next winter, all rehabilitation measures would be taken to aid the quake survivors, said Ahmed, in a press conference. UN Resident Coordinator Van Demortle stated that the quake hit Pakistan had r...

Needles Given To Drug Addicts Go Missing In Scotland

...ve show that around 2.9 million clean needles were dispensed for drug users, but only 1.9 million were returned thus sparking a shortage of a million needles and concerns over hepatitis C as well. //...

Azathioprine 50mg Pills Recalled By FDA And Roxane Labs

...ay be limited to this single bottle, which was not dispensed to a patient, the decision was made to recall manu...clude any possibility of another such bottle being dispensed or used," the FDA said. The recall alert also said that if Methotrexate 2.5 mg tablets are taken in...

Medication Errors Affect Leukemia Treatment In Children

...ration of drugs and the medications prescribed and dispensed to 69 enrolled patients. One or more errors were identified in 17 of 172 (9.9 percent) chemotherapeutic medications and impacted 13 of 69 (19 percent) pediatric patients. Of the 17 errors, 12 were attributed to how the medications were administered...

AMA Welcomes Government Plans to Reform PBS

...stralians.” Any medicines must be prescribed and dispensed with due care, Assoc Prof Gullotta said, whether they are generic or brand name pharmaceuticals. “Doctors tick the ‘not for substitution’ box on prescriptions when it is essential that a patient receives a specific medicine. “This is done for m...

Irish Medicines Board Extends Paracetamol Recall To All Batches

... likely to be mould//. This applies to all tablets dispensed since August 29. As people could not have purchased the product without a prescription , they are being asked to return any unused tablets to their pharmacy and not to consume anymore Paratabs, while pharmacies have to quarantine their unsold stock...

Isotretinoin Drug May Cause Severe Birth Defects

...ogram.com), which tries to ensure that the drug is dispensed only when there is documentary proof that the patient is not pregnant and is using two forms of birth control. Source-Eurekalert PRI...

Watchdog to Be Set on Oral Chemotherapy, Warns Experts

...ug it is going to be properly prescribed, properly dispensed and properly confirmed that the patient has taken it," said Dr. Len Lichtenfeld, deputy chief medical officer at the American Cancer Society. "This study raises the question whether we, as doctors, need to be more vigilant." ANN...

Generic Drug Utilization On The Rise

... for nearly 60 percent (59.6 percent) of the drugs dispensed to people in Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) and Medicare Advantage (MA) plans through the third quarter of 2006. Generic medications are as effective as their brand-name counterparts and offer significant savings. In addition, for enrolle...

Mail-Order Drugs: Deal or No Deal?

...ount for more than 55 percent of all prescriptions dispensed through both mail and retail channels. “Employers need to ask PBMs more questions about their markups on generics, just as they would when purchasing ink, paper or other supplies,” Garis said. “The truth is that PBMs are racking up record profits t...

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