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Surveyed Oncologists Expect to Prescribe Provenge to about Half of Their Prostate Cancer Patients if the Vaccine is Approved

WALTHAM, Mass., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, if Dendreon's Provenge receives regulatory approval, surveyed oncologists expect to prescribe Provenge to ...

For Prevention of Stroke, Surveyed Cardiologists and PCPs Expect to Prescribe Xarelto to Approximately One-Third of Newly-Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation Patients

However, Most Surveyed MCOs Say They Will Not Provide Reimbursement for Xarelto if its Only Advantage in Stroke Prevention is Greater Convenience, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research ...

Despite Availability of Generic Equivalents, Two-Thirds of Neurologists Will Continue to Prescribe Branded Anti-Epileptic Drugs to Epilepsy Patients

However, AED Brands Facing Generic Competition Will be Dropped or Pushed to Tier Three of Many MCO Formularies, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceuti...

Eighty-Nine Percent of Surveyed Rheumatologists Say They Will Prescribe Roche/Chugai's Actemra for Rheumatoid Arthritis

However, Pharmacy Directors Disagree About Formulary Inclusion for Key Emerging Biologic Agents That Will Launch for the Disease in the Next Few Years, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leadi...

Medicare Fraud: How Many Dead Doctors Does it Take to Prescribe $90 Million in Medical Equipment for Medicare Patients?

The Health Insurance Advocate Cary Hall interviews Cato Institute's Michael Cannon to specify why Medicare is not the model to use for National Health Care Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) July 18, 2008 -- While some politicians are pointing to Medicare as proof that a nati...

U.S. Surgeon General Calls on Doctors to Prescribe Exercise

2,000 California doctors sign-up to support new initiative thanks to leadership of Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Acting Surgeon General Rear Admiral Steven Galson is calling on the nation's doctors to prescribe exercise t...

One-Third of U.S. Primary Care Physicians and Cardiologists Do Not Currently Prescribe Treatment to Meet HDL Cholesterol Targets as Recommended By National Guidelines

Although Two-Thirds of Surveyed Physicians Anticipate an Increase in the Number of Patients Treated for Low HDL Over the Next Two years, 19 Percent of Surveyed MCOs Will Not Add Novel HDL Drugs to Their Formularies, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., ...

Don't Prescribe Antibiotics for Adult Sinus Woes

Most doctors can't discern when drugs will work, and when they won't, analysis finds THURSDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- It's extremely difficult for doctors to tell the difference between sinus infections that can be cured by antibiotics and those that can't, a new review finds. ...

Despite Oncologists' Willingness to Prescribe Avastin for Treatment of Breast Cancer, the FDA is Likely to Rule Against the Product on February 23

Seventy-nine Percent of U.S. Oncologists Currently Use Avastin to Treat the Disease, According to a New Macroview Update from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, Inc., one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical an...

Internists Diagnose Health Care System Ills, Prescribe Remedies to Achieve Universal Coverage, Better Quality, and Lower Costs

Second largest physician group in U.S. provides evidence-based recommendations after analyzing health care systems in 12 industrialized countries PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new evidence-based paper, the American College of Physicians (ACP) an...

TCS, Oracle and DrugLogic Prescribe Safety in a Capsule(TM)

TCS combines Oracle and DrugLogic solutions to deliver a comprehensive drug safety and pharmacovigilance solution SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- ORACLE OPENWORLD 2007 -- Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: TCS.BO, NSE: TCS.NS), a leading global IT services, business so...

Rajasthan Directs Doctors to Prescribe Medicines by Generic Names

The Rajasthan government has once again directed doctors in government-run medical hospitals to prescribe medicines by their generic names.// An official letter has been issued directing doctors in all government medical colleges, hospitals, primary health centres, community health centres an...

Alberta Pharmacists Entitled to Prescribe Medicines

Calgary – A new ruling in Alberta empowers pharmacists to prescribe medicines to patients suffering minor medical conditions. Now, pharmacists in Alberta// will be allowed to take a decision on the treatment for minor conditions and make modifications to dosages or prescriptions given by doctors. ...

Rajasthan Doctors to Prescribe Medicines by Generic Name

Doctors at government-run hospitals in Rajasthan will now have to prescribe medicines by their generic names instead of a brand name//, according to Health Minister Digambar Singh. "We have issued a letter in this regard to all government medical colleges, hospitals, primary health centres, co...

Doctors in Scotland Prescribe Homeopathic or Herbal Remedies

60% of doctors’ surgeries in Scotland prescribe homeopathic or herbal remedies and the Researchers call for critical review, especially of prescribing to babies and young// children. The results of the study of nearly two million patients were published in the December issue of the British Journal ...

Clinicians Participating In the Pharmaceutical-Sponsored Trails Tend To Prescribe Their Drugs

According to a Danish study conducted by Dr. Morten Andersen of the University of Southern Denmark-Odense and colleagues it was found that doctors //who took part in pharmaceutical-sponsored clinical trials tend to prescribe the sponsor’s drugs. The study results appear in the Journal of the Americ...

Nurses to Prescribe Drugs

Government plans to hasten patient treatment has included bestowing nurses and pharmacists with the right to prescribe several drugs//. Under this plan, nurses and pharmacists can undertake extra training in order to prescribe medicines for common illnesses that range from acne to tonsillitis...

Alberta pharmacists vested with authority to prescribe

The provincial government has permitted the Alberta pharmacists to prescribe drugs and administer vaccines, without a doctor’s approval//. But drugs under the narcotics category or addictive drugs will still need a doctor’s approval. Now, beginning fall, pharmacists who have undergone a full-...

Hissey Kientz Announces the Launch of Herbal Fen Phen Lawyers Website

...nds; heart catheterization; a CT scan, chest X-ray, echocardiogram or other imaging studies. Once a PPH diagnosis has been confirmed, a doctor may prescribe a number of possible treatments. These can include prescription medications such as Letairis, warfarin, Digitek (digoxin), Flonan, Remodulin or Tracle...

US Oncology Reports Second Quarter Operating Results

...and the FDA. Once implemented, the REMS will outline additional, if any, procedural steps that will be required for qualified physicians to order and prescribe ESAs for their patients. It is not possible to estimate the impact of the REMS (on EBITDA) as it relates to prescribing patterns, until the REM...

Efforts by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Physician Practices Help Michigan Become a Leading Adopter of E-prescribing

...' scrawl on prescriptions they write in their family practice. They're among 1,200 Michigan prescribers -- doctors and other medical professionals who prescribe medications -- who have moved from handwriting to electronically producing medication orders in a BCBSM-supported initiative. "Our handwriting ...

Decision Resources' Updated Rheumatoid Arthritis Report Now Includes Forecast for Rigel Pharmaceuticals' Fostamatinib Disodium

...to treatment with methotrexate. According to the report, if the agent is priced lower than currently-available biologics, physicians may be willing to prescribe fostamatinib disodium as an alternative to premium-priced biologics. However, Decision Resources conservatively forecasts that fostamatinib dis...

Nephrologists Indicate High Interest in AMAG Pharmaceuticals' Newly Approved Feraheme According to Latest BioTrends Report

...sLo is under mounting pressure from generic versions of the product and Nephrologists are showing little resistance - 80% either allow substitution or prescribe the generic version outright. Shire's Fosrenol is the only brand for which Nephrologists project significant increases in market share. Despite sign...

Surveyed Physicians Will Treat Over 50 Percent of Hepatitis C Genotype 1-Infected Patients With the Protease Inhibitor Telaprevir

...f emerging protease inhibitors, surveyed physicians indicate that they will prescribe Vertex/Johnson & Johnson/Mitsubishi Tanabe's telaprevir to more than 50 percent of their hepatitis C virus genotype 1-infected patients and will prescribe Schering-Plough's boceprevir to less than 30 percent of these patients. Alt...

Savient Pharmaceuticals Receives Complete Response Letter from U.S. Food and Drug Administration for KRYSTEXXA(TM)

...Medication Guide to ensure the safe and effective use of KRYSTEXXA by patients, A Communication Plan directed to healthcare providers likely to prescribe KRYSTEXXA to support the dissemination of information about the risks of severe infusion reactions and possible anaphylaxis, the risk of severe advers...

House Tri-Committee Bill Would Hurt Patients and Kill Jobs

... "Under the House bill, we're concerned that the federal government will wind up rationing health care and dictating what medicines doctors can prescribe to their patients. This may well prevent patients from gaining access to the critically important medicines they need to fight diseases such as cance...

Natural Healers Launches "Wellness Community Bulletin"

... teacher career perks. "Celebrities and the Alternative Medicine Craze" - How celebrities like Oprah, Madonna, Goldie, Gwyneth and Uma prescribe to alternative medicine. "Alternative Medicine Booms in the U.S." - More Americans are seeking preventative care and alternative medici...

Food additive may one day help control blood lipids and reduce disease risk

..., allowing PPAR-alpha to regulate fat metabolism. Scientists long have known that PPAR-alpha is involved in lipid and glucose metabolism. When doctors prescribe fibrate drugs to lower triglycerides and elevate good cholesterol in the blood, those drugs work by activating PPAR-alpha. Although fibrates activat...

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

...tment of eczema), antibacterial agents, topical calcineurin inhibitors and moisturizers are among the most effective medical treatments dermatologists prescribe to treat eczema, Dr. Lio suggested certain alternative therapies may be beneficial for some patients, perhaps by reducing stress. For example, ...

Lilly to Unveil More Than 30 Studies at Premier Lung Cancer Meeting

...and vitamin B12 prior to and during your treatment with ALIMTA to lower your chances of harmful side effects. Your healthcare professional will prescribe a medicine called a corticosteroid, which lowers your chances of getting skin reactions with ALIMTA. Ask your healthcare professional before taking me...

Pinpointing cause of colic: UT Houston researchers identify organism

...fanticides fall into the age category of colic. We may be able to prevent deaths if we can find a treatment," Rhoads said. Right now, pediatricians prescribe special hypoallergenic infant formula to try and treat colic, but none of it has been proven in studies to be effective in treating the condition. ...

125,000 Solutions to the Primary Care Shortage - Nurse Practitioners (NPs)

...ch as lab work and x-rays Diagnose and treat acute and chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, infections and injuries prescribe medications and other treatments NPs practice autonomously and collaboratively with other healthcare professionals to assess, diagnose, ...

Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) Implements PNA FISH(R) Tests to Help Provide Better Care for Patients with Bloodstream Infections

...infection, physicians are taking patients off unnecessary antibiotic. In addition, the faster identification for yeast pathogens is helping physicians prescribe the most effective antifungal drugs earlier for patients with Candidemia," Dr. Wallace added. About Orlando Regional Medical ...

Docs Say No to Pulling Drugs Containing Acetaminophen off the Market

... ------ More likely to prescribe products containing Acetaminophen 1% Less likely to prescribe products containing Acetaminophen ...

For Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes, 89 Percent of Surveyed Endocrinologists Identify a Need for Additional GLP-1 Analogues and 71 Percent Say the Same About DPP-IV Inhibitors

...mproved in future DPP-IV inhibitors is its glucose-lowering efficacy, a lower cost than Januvia would be a more persuasive factor in their decision to prescribe a novel DPP-IV inhibitor," said Decision Resources Analyst Christine Helliwell, Ph.D. "Additionally, MCOs say the cost of a novel DPP-IV inhibitor rel...

STD Test Express Offers Free Doctor Consultations With Every STD Test

...lty tests, discuss STD symptoms, review test results, answer questions, and prescribe the necessary treatment for pickup at a local pharmacy. How STDT... dedicated to their account. For some infections, the physician is able to prescribe treatment and phone a prescription in to a convenient local pharmacy. ...

A Phase III Alzheimer's Drug Increases Levels of Beta Amyloid in the Brain - But Still Provides Benefits

...8%), counseling patients on physical (78%) and mental exercise (75%), and communicating about risk of dementia (63%). Most respondents (70%) prescribe cholinesterase inhibitors at least sometimes for this population, with memantine (39%) and "other" agents (e.g., vitamin E, gingko) prescribed less fr...

What are the most effective ways of promoting physical exercise in adults?

...e car. The six interventions also included two that involved general practitioners (GPs): the standard practice amongst GPs in Australia to screen and prescribe physical activity to inactive patients who visit them, as well as the practice of GPs referring patients to counselling sessions with an exercise phys...

New research to reduce drug side-effects

...care databases in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany and Italy. The researchers will use the data to create a variety of decision models to help doctors prescribe the most suitable type of NSAID for a particular patient and lower the risk of unwanted gastrointestinal or cardiovascular side-effects. The Univer...

Oral Piercings Pose Potential Health Care Risks

...ng cleaning, provided by your dentist or piercing specialist. This may help prevent immediate, short-term or long-term complications. Your dentist can prescribe an antimicrobial rinse to help keep the pierced site and jewelry clean. "Whether a piercing is through the cheek, lip or tongue, proper oral hygi...
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