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Doctor samples come under the ambit of advertisement

...uld be created mainly by the medical practitioners prescribing the drug. It was contended by appellant that the physician's samples were distributed only to doctors & therefore the expenditure incurred was not advertisement, publicity or sales promotion. The purpose of such distribution was to obtain a feed b...

Doctors not to accept gifts from drug companies

...billions of dollars trying to influence physicians prescribing behavior, and it works," said Dr. John Lantos, associate director of the University of Chicago's MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. "We're attempting to not only re-educate physicians but also the marketing forces," retaliated John Lantos. ...

Excessive use of antibiotics for sore throat

...ding to a new survey, it is found that doctors are prescribing unnecessary antibiotics for sore throats. A sore throat is the second most common symptom sending people to their doctor. Generally a sore throat is caused by a virus and will not respond to antibiotics. But researchers at Massachusetts General Hospi...

Wake-up call for peripheral artery disease

...iagnosed and, even if they are, physicians are not prescribing the walking treatment. Somehow patients have to be convinced that even though walking is painful to start with, it's the best way of easing the pain and fatigue in their leg and arm muscles....

Drugs For Anthrax May Interfere With Oral Contraceptives

...n within the medical community and is noted in the prescribing information for leading antibiotics and for oral contraceptives. There have not been any clinical studies on the effects of Cipro, an anti- infective medication, on the failure rate of oral contraceptives. However, because Cipro is similar to anti...

Patients Pressure Would Result In Overprescription

...cott said. "Any interventions to reduce antibiotic prescribing must pay as much attention to the patient as to the physician." The manner in which the patient communicates his or her illness to the physician strongly influences whether or not the physician prescribes an antibiotic. These unnecessary prescripti...

Acne Drug linked to suicide attempts

...three-and-a-half years ago, alerting them to a new prescribing warning that states - "Accutane may cause depression, psychosis, and rarely, suicide attempts." While the relationship between Accutane and depression remains unproven, the FDA strengthened the label warning in 1998 to say Accutane may cause depre...

Cholesterol Drug Helps After Angioplasty

...imore, Md. "Often the interventionalist leaves the prescribing of statin medication to the primary care doctor and sometimes that addition to the patient's regimen falls through the cracks." Interventional cardiologists most often perform angioplasties. "I think this and other new studies will go a long way in ...

Arthritis Drug May Cause Liver Damage

...last summer warned doctors to take special care in prescribing Arava, by repeatedly testing patients' livers for signs of harm. Unlike other drugs that can clear the body shortly after patients swallow a dose, Arava can takes months to dissipate. According to him, there is not much doctors can do if a patient s...

Gene testing kit specific for Doctors

...could be identified easily, the doctor could avoid prescribing these particular drugs and spare the patient the adverse effects....

Quitting the smoking habit

...ternal medicine residents reviewed the reasons for prescribing the antidepressants and followed up to see if people were complying with the treatment. Psychiatric residents conducted group sessions covering education on smoking cessation and helped participants develop a personal plan for quitting, which was rev...

In Chronic Diseases - Poor compliance of Patients with drug treatment

...re services." Rational use of medicines means good prescribing and full adherence to the prescriptions. "Health professionals witness the need for better patients' adherence to the treatments they are prescribed. Given that the health care system is partially at fault, incentives must be created to reinforce t...

Vaccine Reduces antibiotic-resistant infections in Children

...ion with recently reported decreases in antibiotic prescribing are two important steps in protecting children from serious infections."...

Common Medication Errors in Children

...About 10 percent of the errors occurred during the prescribing stage, and the remaining 15 percent of errors occurred during the preparation and dispensing stages. Researchers say the most common medication error occurred because incorrect doses were delivered to patients. Researchers says dosage errors freque...

Does Your Prescription Have An Inappropriate Medicine?

New research shows doctors are prescribing too many inappropriate medications for older peopl...nal health // care surveys, researchers, looked at prescribing patterns in physicians’ offices and outpatient clinics in 1995 and 2000. The results showed nearly 8...

A Urine Test Could Predict Rejection In Transplant Patients

...ion drugs according to individual patient’s needs, prescribing lower doses to more stable patients or increasing doses for patients who show early signs of rejection....

Mixing Ginseng and Blood Thinners Might Be Dangerous

...uld tell his or her doctor. They also urge doctors prescribing the anti-clotting drug to ask their patients if they regularly take ginseng. Specialists say warfarin has a narrow therapeutic index, which means precise dosing is crucial and with too small a dose, the risk of clots increases, but too much can caus...

Better Treatment Options For Osteoporosis

...w medications and they say that now physicians are prescribing drugs with greater effectiveness and convenience, and recognition of osteoporosis is increasing....

Risky Drugs To Be Avoided In The Elderly

...long time, the amount of potentially inappropriate prescribing for older patients remains really high,say researchers . Researchers say half of the risky prescriptions were for anti-depressant and anti-anxiety drugs that can have severe adverse effects in older people. Thus researchers point out that pharmaceut...

Side Effects Of Some Common Drugs

...inquire about previous episodes of swelling before prescribing ACE-inhibitors to patients in the future ....

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