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Physician practice interactions with health plans cost $31 billion a year

Bethesda, MDAs policymakers consider ways to cut health costs as a part of health reform, a new national survey of physician practices finds that physicians on average are spending the equivalent of three work weeks annually on administrative tasks required by health plans. According to the study...

Seniors Should Watch for Drug Interactions When Taking Multiple Medications

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent study found that more than 80 percent of adults age 57 and older take at least one prescription drug a day and that about half of them regularly mix drugs with over-the-counter medications and supplements. Interactions between presc...

Corticon Shows Business Transformation Potential of Dialogs, The First Intelligent Interactions Platform, at April 23 Webinar

Corticon offers special pricing on patent-pending Dialogs, the premier platform for creating and managing engaging self-service web applications. Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) April 2, 2009 -- Corticon Technologies, Inc. ( www.corticon.com ), the leader in model-driven Busin...

Genetic interactions are the key to understanding complex traits

Jan. 23, 2009 -- In recent years, genetic studies have uncovered hundreds of DNA variations linked to common diseases, such as cancer or diabetes, raising the prospect that scientists can gauge disease risk based on information in an individual's genome. But the variations identified to date only...

Most Important Factors Driving Usage of Antibiotics in the ICU Setting are Availability in Intravenous Formulation, Activity Against Key Gram Negative Pathogens, Drug Interactions and Bactericidal Activity

Intensive Care Setting Is Characterized by Lower Level of Usage Restrictions, According to a New Report from AMR and Decision Resources MALVERN, Penn. and WALTHAM, Mass.,Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Arlington Medical Resources (AMR) and Decision Resources find that the most important factors t...

Eisai Renews Its Commitment to Responsible Healthcare Community Interactions in Accordance with the Revised PhRMA Marketing Code

- Commitment Reflects Eisai's human health care (hhc) Mission to Serve the Needs of Patients and Families - WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc., as a member company of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), today announced that ...

Lilly Supports Industry Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals

Independent audit will verify company's compliance INDIANAPOLIS, July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) today announced its support of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) revised Code on Interactions with Healthcare Profess...

Johnson & Johnson Announces Commitment To Adopt Revised PhRMA Marketing Code for Responsible Interactions With Healthcare Professionals

Pharmaceutical companies in the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies to abide by the revised Code NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Johnson & Johnson today announced the commitment by its pharmaceutical companies to adopt the revised Pharmaceutical R...

PhRMA Revised Marketing Code Reinforces Commitment to Responsible Interactions With Healthcare Professionals

WASHINGTON, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reflecting the continuing commitment of America's pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies to pursue policies and practices that best serve the needs of patients and the healthcare community, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturer...

Healthy Interactions and Merck Announce Further Collaboration to Transform Diabetes Education in the U.S.

U.S. Diabetes Conversation Map(R) Program to Expand in General Market and Launch in Spanish CHICAGO and WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthy Interactions Inc., a global leader in health education, and Merck & Co., Inc., a global research-driven phar...

Loma Linda University Medical Center Selects Beryl to Manage Call Center Interactions for Women's Services Programs and Departments

LOMA LINDA, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC), a 900-bed Seventh Day Adventist institution located in Southern California, has chosen The Beryl Companies to manage consumer inquiries, physician referrals and outbound reminder calls for its women's se...

Drug interactions with warfarin

Anticoagulants (e.g., warfarin) and antiplatelet drugs (e.g., acetylsalicylic acid) are key therapeutic agents in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. In this study, Joseph Delaney MSc, Dr. James Brophy and colleagues looked for drugdrug interactions in 4,028 cases with a diagnosis of gastroi...

New JHM policies tighten rules on industry interactions

Johns Hopkins Medicine has adopted a new policy that significantly limits interactions with industry while ensuring effective, principled and appropriate partnerships with drug and medical device makers. Called the Johns Hopkins Medicine Policy on Interaction with Industry, the policy, to take ...

Understanding mental illness through gene-environment interactions

Philadelphia, PA, 17 March 2009 Biological Psychiatry , published by Elsevier, is very pleased to present a special section of its February 1st issue devoted to fundamental new insights into epigenetics, a field of research devoted to understanding how the environment can produce long-lasting or...

Drugs.com Unveils the Next Generation Medication Safety Tool to Help Consumers Avoid Dangerous Drug Interactions

Award-winning MedNotes offers personalized medication profiles, drug interaction and warning alerts via Drugs.com and Google Health NEW YORK, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Drugs.com, the leading online resource for information about prescription medication and related health issues, today annou...

Studies Identify Interactions Between Heart Disease, Kidney Disease

Anemia and other conditions related to chronic kidney disease are independently associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease ; conversely, heart disease is associated with a decline in kidney function and the development of kidney disease, according to two reports in the issue of Archives of ...

Studies Identify Interactions Between Heart Disease, Kidney Disease

Anemia and other conditions related to chronic kidney disease are independently associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease; conversely , heart disease is associated with a decline in kidney function and the development of kidney disease, according to two reports in the issue of Archives of ...

Protein Interactions Targets for Huntington Disease Therapy

The identification of more than 200 new proteins that interact with the mutated protein that causes Huntingtons disease opens the door to developing treatments for the fatal neurodegenerative disorder, said a Baylor College of Medicine researcher who took part in the work that appears online today...

Techniques for analyzing protein interactions aid in detecting the molecular basis of diseases

More than 40 new peer-reviewed protocols have been added to the records of Cold Spring Harbor Protocols, an online journal, which publishes techniques used in a variety of// biology laboratories. Two methods for analyzing protein interactions have been described in the new collection. These te...

Rush Study Shows That Interactions with Friends and Family Prevents Damaging Effects of Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative disease. According to research by physicians at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago it was found that having close friends // and staying in contact with family members offers a protective effect against the damaging effects of Alzheimer's disease. T...

Cancer Patients are at High Risk for Potential Drug Interactions

Potential drug interactions from prescribed medications are common among cancer patients and may cause// unnecessary harm, according to a study in the April 18 Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Cancer patients often take several medications at the same time, not only for treating thei...

Gold Standard/Elsevier Launches MedCounselor Consumer Drug Information Modules

...tion on herbals, vitamins and over-the-counter (OTC) products. Drug interactions : Screens for interactions between prescription, OTC, herbal and nutritional products, as well as caff...

Lexi-Comp ONLINE™ for Oral Surgery

...re drug database enhanced with dental-specific fields of information, and Lexi-Interact™, providing in-depth analysis of possibly dangerous drug interactions and risk management guidelines for patients taking multiple medications. Instant dental alerts warn of medications that may influence treatment or hav...

Stories to Promote Health and Enhance Lives

...hts, so that they can effectively manage their families' health encounters. All the efforts of SAVE THE PATIENT promote positive and productive interactions between patients and medical professionals by encouraging individuals to know and implement their rights to ask questions, receive understandable answ...

Sex Hormone Protein May Predict Type 2 Diabetes

...aid. While the exact causal mechanism involved in SHBG levels and type 2 diabetes are unclear, it appears that SHBG is involved in complex chemical interactions that can increase or decrease the risk for the disease, the researchers say. Until now, classical thinking and teaching in medicine have never focu...

Lexicon Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial of LX2931 in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

...pleted a drug-drug interaction (DDI) study of LX2931 with methotrexate in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, with no clinically significant drug-drug interactions observed. "We believe that, as an oral therapy, LX2931 could have advantages over current biologic therapies in treating patients with rheumato...

One in 10 High School Seniors Have Used Narcotic Painkillers

...t from some education about the need for professional medical supervision when using opiates because of the potential for complications including drug interactions and dependence, tolerance and withdrawal syndromes." More information For more information on drug abuse, visit the U.S. National Institute ...

Metformin May Lower Diabetics' Odds for Pancreatic Cancer

...o are also overweight and obese," Lichtenfeld stressed. "And that in and of itself is a risk factor for pancreatic cancer. So there are a lot of other interactions in there that could possibly explain the findings. And they need to be explored." More information There's more on the causes and treatment of...

Allscripts User Conference Draws 2,700, Sets Attendance Record

...ducts and services Allscripts has to offer. In addition to the official agenda, ACE is about networking. "Over the years, it's the face-to-face interactions that are the cornerstone of ACE," said Dan Michelson, Chief Marketing Officer of Allscripts. "This is the ideal forum for customers to meet with Allsc...

Alternative Therapies for Fighting Eczema Hold Promise, But Dermatologists Caution They Are No Substitute for Proven Medical Treatments

...n (FDA) or any agency, and contaminants could cause health problems or drug interactions could occur when used with other medications. "The biggest ...if they are using alternative therapies, as some could cause dangerous drug interactions with traditional medicine," said Dr. Lio. "I always tell my patients that t...

LSUHSC contributes to revealing targets to reduce racial disparity in prostate cancer deaths

...ngoing relationship with their health care provider, patients' health status and risks are known, trust builds over time when consistent, high quality interactions between patients and providers take place, and patients are more likely to make informed decisions and receive more timely diagnosis and treatment." ...

New Study Identifies Strategies to Retain Experienced Nurses as Nursing Shortage Looms & Nation's Health Care Needs Grow

... to licensed nurses from other Nurse Licensure Compact states; and comprehensive retention programs at Scripps Health in San Diego that include interactions with employees through trainings, orientations and communication that aim to consistently engage employees and provide them with relevant information....

Eleven Veterinary Students Win Top Awards at Morris Animal Foundation's Annual Research Competition

...ter Change Over Time in Captivity in Wild-Caught Namibian Cheetahs?" Michelle Madonia, University of Illinois D07ZO-610 : "Wildlife-Human interactions and Zoonotic Disease in Kabarole District, Uganda: The Case of Monkeypox" 2nd Place for Companion Animals, $2,500 each (tie) Courtney Var...

ValueOptions Wins Maryland Mental Health Contract

...lConnect programs. With PharmaConnect, the company scours its database for a person's prescription records, checks them against medical conditions and interactions with other drugs, and then reports the results to the physicians handling the treatment. "This way, the consumer gets individually tailored tre...

Physicians Interactive Acquires Skyscape Inc.-- Becoming World's Leading Mobile Medical Information Provider

... trusted medical content at the point of care through its multiple mobile platforms and broad internet presence. From drug dosing calculators and drug interactions to medical alerts to the latest research and clinical practice guidelines, Skyscape provides up-to-the-minute information to enhance patient care. Gol...

Eliminating Cell Receptor Prevents Infections in Animal Study

...ents in unforeseen ways. Viruses may have interactions in living organisms that differ greatly from their interactions in cell cultures. They may attack specific tissues...at organ. Instead the virus engages in complicated interactions with blood proteins and unidentified molecules in ...

Amylin Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

...ill bring a specialty approach to endocrinologists and diabetes-focused primary care physicians, ultimately improving the quality and frequency of our interactions with core prescribers Revised the cost allocation agreement with Lilly regarding development and commercialization expenses for the exenatide fr...

Medfusion Acquires Medem's iHealth Services

...patient is now available online, and being used extensively today. In fact, Medfusion patient utilization is on track to exceed twelve million patient interactions in this year alone. Ed Fotsch, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Medem commented, "The Medfusion suite of patient-provider communication services wi...

WebMD Launches Free Mobile Application For Physicians

...ase of over 6,000 generic and brand name drugs, plus hundreds of herbals, supplements and antidotes. Drug interaction checker that quickly shows interactions for a combination of up to 30 drugs, herbals and/or supplements. Medscape Medical News with up-to-date, specialty-focused medical content across...

Can the relationship between doctors and drug companies ever be a healthy one?

...ncy from both parties through networking sites such as www.myphid.com; and encouraging industry and doctors to follow an "everyday credo" to make sure interactions ultimately benefit the care of people living with disease and further medical scientific understanding. Ray Moynihan of the University of Newcastle...
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