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A prescription cream for unwanted facial hair

VaniqaT is a prescription drug which was approved by the FDA in the United States on July 31, 2000 for treating excessive facial hair in women, which is often part of hirsutism. It may be a welcome alternative for women for whom this problem is considered serious enough to warrant tweezing, waxing, or shaving at least once a week for hair removal. Vaniqa is actually not a b...

Lose Weight With New Wonder Slimming FDA approved Prescription Drug

There is a new wonder slimming FDA approved drug which can actually works. Not only that - it even lets you eat normally, all while you are slimming. This wonder slimming drug is XENICAL. Xenical allows about 30% of the fat eaten in a meal // to pass through the gut undigested. Your body cannot convert these excess calories to fatty tissue or use them as a source of energy. This will...

Focus on DNA transcription

Biological chemists at the University of north Carolina at Chapel Hill, state about the discovery of how living organisms convert genetic instructions into action. The UNC scientists have found a previously unknown chemical site on a key enzyme that regulates production of the genetic messenger known as RNA. When the chemical site is occupied, it markedly speeds up the// proces...

Prescription Drug - Helps People Stop Smoking

The Mumbai-based Sun Pharmaceutical Industries entered the antismoking segment with its "Smoquit" (buproprion 150mg tabs) recently. The medication in Smoquit has been used for over a decade as an antidepressant, albeit at a different dose. The Rs. 13.50-per tablet priced Smoquit, the first pharmacotherapy ever available for the treatment of smoking problem, is a prescription drug and is r...

Misleading Advertisements for Prescription Drugs

In direct-to-consumer advertisements of prescription drugs, statements about drug benefits are often overblown and misleading. "These advertisements rarely quantify the medications' expected benefit; instead, they make an emotional appeal," Dr. Steven Woloshin from Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire. // Instead of telling the consumer how likely it is that the medicine i...

Patients Pressure Would Result In Overprescription

Overprescription and subsequent overuse of antibiotics is an increasing concern, contributing to higher drug costs and the increasing prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. But in many cases, doctors' over-prescribing of medication may not be due to misdiagnoses, but to insistent requests and subtle hints from their patients. // Scott and his colleagues analyzed data from a 1996...

TV drug commercials prompt prescriptions

Television commercials for drugs to treat everything from heartburn to impotence have prompted one in eight viewers to get a prescription. But many viewers fail to retain critical information about the drug and possible side effects. TV commercials for prescription drugs have become commonplace since the Food and Drug Administration set up rules and made them legal. // The pervasive...

Prescription Drug Use Varies Widely Between States

Until now, your age and gender were among the best indicators of how you might use prescription drugs. With today's release of the first comprehensive state-by-state study of prescription drug use, where you live also can say a lot about which and how many medications you use. // According to the study, the percentage of adult beneficiaries obtaining at least one prescription in 2000 r...

Status of some prescription drugs

The Food and Drug Administration began two days of public hearings to decide whether to make some drugs available over-the-counter that currently require a doctor's prescription. A number of medications are being considered, ranging from blood pressure drugs to birth control pills. But there are inconsistent views about how this could be good for the consumer. // Prescription drug usa...

DNA transcription to be focused

Biological chemists at the University of north Carolina at Chapel Hill, state about the discovery of how living organisms convert genetic instructions into action. The UNC scientists have found a previously unknown chemical site on a key enzyme that regulates production of the genetic messenger known as RNA.// When the chemical site is occupied, it markedly speeds up the process by...

Abuse of prescription drugs among youths on the rise

New research suggests that, though illegal drug use is declining among children and young adults, they are abusing prescription drugs, especially pain relievers, at an increasing rate. Commonly abused prescription drugs include codeine, methadone, oxycodone, and Ritalin. The analysis of data from the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse found that almost// 3 million adolescents and abo...

Does Your Prescription Have An Inappropriate Medicine?

New research shows doctors are prescribing too many inappropriate medications for older people. Using data from national health // care surveys, researchers, looked at prescribing patterns in physicians’ offices and outpatient clinics in 1995 and 2000. The results showed nearly 8 percent of all the visits involved prescribing at least one drug on the “inappropriate” list. Nearly 4 percent...

More Errors From Computerized Prescriptions

It was thought that computerized prescription could be used to avoid medical mistakes, but now it seems computerized prescription systems // may lead to even more errors. It is known that adverse drug events injure or kill more than 770,000 people in hospitals each year. One way hospitals are trying to cut back on that number is with computerized physician-order entry systems. But accord...

Top Pharmaceuticals Influence Doctors Prescriptions

London October 20, 2005: What has been known perhaps for sometime is now confirmed by a survey published in the journal Nature which suggests that top pharmaceutical companies are influencing decisions of doctors about how their products are to be prescribed.// The journal reveals that that the vicious circle is set by academicians and physicians who make the general rules on which drug...

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

Though there is lot of controversies over the usage of Generic drugs in India and other countries.// Now US based company Express Script has done a survey to find out that usage of generic drugs in US could have saved $20 billion in 2004 which would be more in the future. Though it is well known that US policies are also governed by big companies which include pharmaceutical industries, w...

Malaria May Gain Resistance To Single Drug Prescriptions

Pharmaceutical companies have been called upon to stop marketing a single treatment malarial drug, by the World Health Organization (WHO), as the parasite which causes malaria may develop a resistance to it. // Arata Kochi, director of the WHO's malaria department, said that the practice of using artemisinin, one of the most effective anti-malarials, on its own would result in the par...

Bush’s new prescription drug plan, a complex puzzle for the citizen

President Bush’s prescription drug plan came in to effect on Jan 1st, but the governors of many states like those of Pennsylvania, have trouble dealing with the issue//. The plan has been under study for more than a year but members of Medicare came to know about it when they received a booklet declaring the new prescription drug plan. The plan was very difficult to understand which pre...

Prescription For Cancer Drugs Cost Dearer Than Life

Prescription charges cost so dear, that cancer patients, ill afford it, and simply discontinue the treatment. According to the Charity Breast Cancer Care, 42% of breast cancer patients, nearly half of // total breast cancer cases, reported financial incapacity to afford the prescription charges. Out of the 164 women surveyed in England and Scotland, nearly 15% said they were forced to dis...

Middle-Aged Women with Headaches, Often Walk Out With Prescriptions

As if Headache Prescriptions have the prerogative of choice. They seem to be partial to middle aged women. Research in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry suggests that // Family doctors are twice likely to write-out prescriptions to middle aged women with headache as compared to men of the same age. Headaches normally spur the patients to a doctor and account for near...

Prescription to NHS: Nourish the Malnourished, For a Well-Fed Economy!

Patients, most often the elderly are wanting in good health and nourishment. Now, Doctors and nurses in the NHS have been asked to give better care, especially to elderly patients who are deficient in nourishment.// The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) has recommended initial screening of all out-patients, prior to admission, so that malnutrition can be detec...

A 15p increase in an NHS Prescription Cost

The cost of an NHS prescription in England is in for a raise, and slated to go up by 15p, much below the inflation rate, with effect from April, 2006. // The cost of a prescription now will be £6.65, and this increase will give the NHS nearly £430m extra in revenue. The charge for a prescription prepayment certificate will also be up by 75p - to £34.65 for a period of four months, and...

New Generation Teenagers Addiction to Prescription Drugs

American teenagers are now easing their emotional pain by taking Oxycontin, a prescription painkiller. Later on for a more powerful dose they turn to heroin as a cheaper option. // Michaud, now 18 years is one of a new generation of American children getting addicted to prescription drugs. Teenagers are increasingly experimenting with legal drugs like OxyContin, (hillbilly heroin) and Vi...

Many Nonprescription Cough Medicines Proves Ineffective

Experts say that much of the money spent on buying over-the-counter cough medicines is a waste adding that the active ingredients present in the so-called cough remedies may be ineffective. // It is stated that in US alone people spend around $3.5 billion a year to these nonprescription cough medicines. There are many nonprescription cough medicines, but most contain the same types of...

A urine test for ease in prescription of drugs and therapies

Keeping thee benefit of doctors, hospitals and patients in mind a team of scientists have devised a urine test that they say will help doctors to prescribe prescriptions// to patients, based on their reactions to different drugs. Now Jeremy Nicholson at Imperial College London led the study and made the discovery. Excreted metabolites - small molecules produced naturally...

Rising in career top charts is Medical transcription

India is a country that wakes up to new things and accepts them, although medical transcription is not so popular it is fast catching up.// Here doctors maintain there records in papers and are not well stocked in most cases. It is treated as just a job to document doctors’ patient records. In contrast, in the US, medical case files are dictated by the doctors and maintained in the ele...

Young Men Treating Erection Problems without Doctors Prescription

Recent research has concluded that several young men treat their erection problems with erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs without a doctors prescription. // These results were revealed after an anonymous survey of 234 men aged 18-25 at three Chicago universities. The research was led by Najah Senno Musacchio, MD, of Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago and their results were presented...

Funds Galore For Prescription–only Medicines in 'Down Under

At the Medicines Policy Summit a new report looked at new prescription- only medicines that were publicly funded between 2000 and 2006 //. In the last six years, 78 new prescription-only medicines have been listed on the Australian PBS, which was the equivalent of Pharmac. Of these medicines, 72 are registered in New Zealand, of which only 20 are funded by Pharmac. The re...

Prevalent Prescription Drugs Abuse in the US

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration borrowed data from the 2004 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, which revealed //that 2.4 million persons, 12 years of age or older, made non-medical use of prescription pain relievers, 12 months prior to the survey. Meanwhile, an estimated 2.1 million Americans has initiated the use of marijuana and 1 million, cocaine abu...

A New System to Displace False Prescription Claims

A new computer system is underway in Northern Ireland which will aim to bring some reprieve to the prevalent prescription antics, so rampant, that is milking// the government to the tune of £7m annually. The system is designed to conduct certain checks of patient and prescription information and comparing them with other records like the social security records. Hewlett-Packard North...

Paper Prescriptions Give Way to e-Prescriptions in Northern Ireland

An agreement between Hewlett Packard and the government in Northern Ireland will lead to the phasing out of paper prescriptions towards the implementation// of an e-prescriptions service. The Department for Health Social Services and Public Safety has announced that community pharmacies across Northern Ireland will be equipped with an electronic system to transfer prescriptions over th...

US Approves the Sale of Morning after Pill Without Prescription

After years of emotional debate, US health authorities have approved the sale of the morning-after contraceptive pill without a prescription for women 18 years and older.// But girls under 18 will need a prescription from a physician, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The medication, which contains a high dosage of hormones contained in birth control pills, i...

Ad Campaign Targeting Republicans On Medicare Prescription Drug Program

A $500,000 television and radio ad campaign blaming GOP lawmakers for not seeking lower prices for the Medicare prescription drug program has been launched by the// Association of Trial Lawyers of America on Tuesday. The ad campaign accusing the lawmakers for blocking provisions that would have required Medicare to negotiate with drug companies for the best prescription cost has been...

Leeds Hospitals to Outsource Medical Transcription Work to India

Hospitals in Leeds are the latest medical trusts facing major losses to outsource medical transcription work to India to save nearly one million pounds a year.// Around 60 specialist posts are to be abolished as part of the outsourcing. Hospitals in Leeds are reported to be facing debts of 84 million pounds. Several other hospitals in Britain have already outsourced such work to India....

Doctors to give complete information on prescriptions to patients

A recent research by scientists at the University of California in Los Angeles reveals that in general, doctors give only 62% of the information to patients for them to take the medication properly. // “This is a good indication that there is actually a lack of communication between patients and doctors,” said the lead author Derjung M. Tarn. The study is published in the Sept. 25...

Some Prescriptions Can Lead to Chronic Drug-Induced Liver Injury

A surprising twenty-three percent of patients showed evidence of a chronic condition six months after their enrollment in a new study measuring drug-induced liver// injury (DILI). Antimicrobials and anticonvulsant medications are the most common prescription medications implicated in indiosyncratic DILI, according to data from a prospective trial conducted by the Drug Induced Liver Injury...

Prescription Opioids Abused More Than Heroin - A Report Says

A new study conducted in seven Canadian cities reveals that the legal prescription drugs such as OxyContin or Demerol is becoming more prevalent //than heroin, raising questions about drug control in the country. The research shows that the users turning to opioids or prescription painkillers are at increasing rate though heroin addiction is one of the most significant problems in Canada...

Computer Misreading Results In Wrong Prescription

The prescription for an anti-smoking pill Zyban, given by a general practitioner, was misread by a computer, as Viagra.// Smokers who were residents of Glasgow, were trying to kick the smoking habit and were prescribed Zyban an anti-smoking pill. This was mistakenly read as Viagra due to a computer error. The BBC reported that , NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said , due to...

More Americans Die Due To Side Effects From Prescription Drugs Every Year: Report

According to a newly published article by genetics and law experts at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, legal liability is a powerful driver that could dramatically// hasten the development of personalized medicine. According to 1998 data published in the American Medical Association Journal, side effects from prescription drugs kill over 100,000 Americans every year and the growi...

U S Government Allows Non-prescription Diet Pill

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the sale of a diet drug which can be sold without a prescription. This weight loss pill //is called Alli, which was previously sold as a prescription drug by the name Xenical since 1999 in U.S. On a comparative note Alli will be sold in 60 mg capsules while Xenical was sold in 120 mg capsule. Thought Alli is lower in strength when compared...

Parents Cautioned About Prescription Drug Abuse Of Their Children

Director of White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has warned parents about the misuse of prescription// drugs by their children. According to the report issued by the drug czar, the abuse of prescription drugs by teenagers is on the rise. The medicines that are at home used by the parents are being swiped by their children. The painkillers like Oxy Contin...
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