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
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
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
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...
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Estrogen Getting Cool Reception From Dermatologists for Mixed Results in Improving Appearance of Skin
...ing sun-damaged or aging skin," said Dr. Parsons. "In my practice, I do not prescribe
estrogens for skin rejuvenation because of the lack of consistent data to s... including hot flashes, mood swings and vaginal changes -- physicians often prescribe
hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to boost the body's estrogen levels that ...
July 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights a Positive Outlook, Bell's Palsy and Heart Valve Repair
... who have Lyme disease or diabetes.
Treatment increases the likelihood of full recovery and may help shorten the recovery time. A doctor may prescribe
a course of oral corticosteroids to help reduce inflammation around the facial nerve.
Researchers have studied antiviral drugs as a way to s...
deCODE Discovers Second Common Genetic Risk Factor for Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke
...F and stroke risk. The ability to routinely test for
these risk factors means that we can understand whom we should screen
intensively for AF and then prescribe
the drugs most suited to the cause of a
particular patient's disease. This is the sort of personalized medicine that
genetics is enabling - individual...
IBM and EU Partners Create a Better Way to Fight AIDS Virus
...s that causes AIDS, HIV has the ability to develop resistance to any antiretroviral compound. This means that doctors need to continuously monitor and prescribe
new therapies for the treatment to remain effective. Keeping HIV under control is dependant on choosing the right combination of drugs that work for t...
Cardiovascular Fitness Not Affected by Cancer Treatment
...ifer LeMoine, Ph.D., a post-doctoral research fellow with training in exercise physiology at GUMC's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. "In order to prescribe
an exercise program, it's critical that we understand our patient's fitness level and whether or not treatment has had an impact on their cardiovascul...
Classwide Opioids REMS: A Good Idea, Implement Carefully
...rtification to prescribe?
Will prescribers prescribe
the best pain medication for the patient, or instead prescribe
medications with no REMS to avoid the burdens REMS...t concern if the REMS led health care providers to prescribe
drugs not encumbered by the REMS even though they ...
Video: UCB Launches Vimpat(R) in the U.S. for Add-On Treatment of Epilepsy in Adults
...control to many patients, almost 40% of patients with epilepsy receive suboptimal seizure control on monotherapy. In these situations, a physician may prescribe
different treatments until one is found to provide adequate seizure control for the patient.
However, some studies indicate that when primary the...
Methadone Frequently Causes Menopausal Symptoms in Young Women
Although studies reveal methadone and other opiate pain medications do not benefit fibromyalgia patients, physicians frequently prescribe
opiate pain medications to fibromyalgia patients. Fibromyalgia patients frequently become addicted to ineffective opiate pain medications, including ...
QRxPharma Successfully Completes Comparative Study for Dual-Opioid(TM) Pain Therapy
... of side effects when compared to either morphine or oxycodone," said Holaday. "The improved tolerability profile should enable pain practitioners to prescribe
higher doses of MoxDuo(TM) IR to achieve better pain relief with fewer side effects than morphine or oxycodone alone."
Additional studies evalua...
Surveyed Neurologists Anticipate That Less Than 30 Percent of Their Use of Emerging Oral Agents in Multiple Sclerosis Will be in the First Line
...e aware of these therapies are unsure if they will prescribe
them, most likely because of uncertainty about the...atients. While surveyed neurologists indicate they prescribe
disease-modifying therapies to the majority of rel...ltiple sclerosis subtype), they are less likely to prescribe
disease-modifying therapies to patients with clini...
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... compare favorably with cheaper generic drugs only in a small percentage of patients. But since it is not known how to identify these, many physicians prescribe
the expensive drug to all their patients. If a test could be devised to determine who actually benefits from the more expensive drug, all other patien...
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...yeast infections are common among growing girls, and can cause some pain ... If your daughter has a vaginal yeast infection , her doctor can prescribe
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.... However, because physician training is so lengthy, employment change ... In 48 States and the District of Columbia, physician assistants may prescribe
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...tial seizure may spread within the brain—a process known as secondary generalization. ... Seizures take many forms. Before your doctor can prescribe
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...vic floor. Kegel exercises are also called... Kegel exercises strengthen some of the muscles that control the flow of urine. Doctors often prescribe
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Reminding doctors which antibiotics to prescribe cuts C. difficile infection rates
A study published today in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy1 provides the best available evidence that cases of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI)---one of the most common and increasing types of hospital-acquired infection---can be reduced in hospital wards if doctors prescribe
Newly discovered gene fusion may lead to improved prostate cancer diagnosis
...ld help target the other more common gene fusions.
"In the future, these fusions, specific to certain types of prostate cancer, may help physicians prescribe
tailored therapies for their patients by avoiding the trial and error that is often associated with cancer treatments," says Dr. Rubin, who is also th...
Study explains potential failure of oral contraceptives with obese women
...address this issue, Cherala said, but also adds other health concerns.
In fact, the researchers noted in their report that many clinicians actually prescribe
lower-dose oral contraceptives to obese patients in an effort to decrease their risk of venous thrombosis. These are blood clots in the legs or elsewh...
New test for breast cancer will help guide treatment choices
...women with breast cancer and has shown to be useful in many different clinical situations.
Based on the type of tumor, doctors now will be able to prescribe
only the treatment that will be most beneficial. For some patients that could mean no chemotherapy at all. For others it will mean targeted treatments...
Evolutionary process more detailed than previously believed, study shows
...le with weakened immune systems. In such cases, a fungus that is normally kept in check increases to dangerous infectious levels, prompting doctors to prescribe
antifungal treatments. Sometimes these treatments become ineffective, and Kao says that one of the reasons for that ineffectiveness is that the human ...
As super-predators, humans reshape their prey at super-natural speeds
...than two decades.
Ironically, some wildlife and fish management policies contribute to the rapid pace of trait changes. "Fishing regulations often prescribe
the taking of larger fish, and the same often applies to hunting regulations," said Darimont. "Hunters are instructed not to take smaller animals or t...
A spoonful of sugar?
...aking their medicine and therefore not understand its importance; they may not understand how to take the medicine or the health professionals may not prescribe
the type of medication that children could take easily, eg tablets instead of liquids.
"We wish to find out why and why not children take their ...
Overuse of narcotics and barbiturates may make migraine worse
...ed medications may have the unintended consequence of increasing the frequency of migraine attacks. This important finding could alter the way doctors prescribe
In a recent article published in the journal Headache , the Einstein-led study of more than 8,000 migraine sufferers nationwid...
Moderate use averts failure of type 2 diabetes drugs in animal model
...ntinue to produce insulin after long-term sulfonylurea exposure, it may be possible to rethink treatment strategies, Nichols suggests.
"Doctors now prescribe
new long-acting sulfonylureas to establish a chronic presence of the drug in the bloodstream," he says. "But it may be beneficial to use the older dru...
Greenhouse gas auction revenues can help cut Md. electric use significantly, says study
... and other stakeholders. The analysis began prior to last month's auction and the study's findings are not based on its results.
"Our study doesn't prescribe
a specific investment strategy for the state, but instead provides a yardstick for measuring the impact of investments in energy efficiency," Ruth add...
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FDA Clears Caspofungin (Cancidas(R)) Susceptibility Testing for TREK Sensititre(R) YeastOne(R) in Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) Product Line
...-2V), which contains the four most widely-prescribed antifungals: itraconazole, fluconazole, 5 flucytosine and voriconazole.
Physicians typically prescribe
intravenous caspofungin therapy when other treatment regimes are not well tolerated or have failed. The first in a new class of enzyme-inhibiting anti...
Lumbar Matrix(TM) Scan From SpineMatrix(R) Revolutionizes the Diagnosis of Low Back Pain
...d to help physicians more precisely diagnose the cause of low back pain and prescribe
the best form of treatment to alleviate the pain," said Ben Shappley, presi... improve diagnosis for these individuals, ultimately enabling physicians to prescribe
the most effective treatments."
Founded in 2003,...
Astellas Receives FDA Approval for Use of Prograf(R) (Tacrolimus) in Conjunction With Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF) in Kidney Transplant Recipients
...ymphoma may result from immunosuppression. Only physicians experienced in immunosuppressive therapy and management of organ transplant patients should prescribe
Prograf. The physician responsible for maintenance therapy should have complete information requisite for the follow-up of the patient.
Lilly Set to Unveil More Than 50 Studies at ASCO 2009
...d 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...
Baseline Research Indicates High Interest in Centocor-Ortho Biotech's SIMPONI(R)
... agents. Market share projections suggest that SIMPONI will primarily draw from other TNF-inhibitors and 38% of the respondents suggest that they will prescribe
the product for their RA patients as soon as it is available.
Surveyed Rheumatologists are also highly aware of other late stage biologics awaiti...
First oral uveitis drug reduces both inflammation and recurrence in potentially blinding eye disease
...oral medication can successfully treat uveitis, and there are currently no FDA-approved oral medications for this condition. Treating physicians often prescribe
corticosteroids, which are burdened with a variety of serious systemic side effects when given orally. Even if applied as drops to the eye, corticoste...
Publication of Shire plc's Annual Report 2008
...nticipated adverse events experienced with the Group's
new products not seen in clinical trials that impact the physician's
willingness to prescribe
the Group's new products;
- if issues arise from clinical trials being conducted for post marketing
purposes or for registration in another...
New Analysis Finds Bioidentical Hormones Safer Than Standard Hormone Replacement Therapy
... women suffering with symptoms of menopause than hormone replacement therapy with synthetic hormones. Synthetic forms of hormone replacement therapy prescribe
substances such as Premarin, Provera and Prempro and present real health risks with increased risks of breast cancer, stroke and heart attack.
Orange and Medic4all Launched the World's First Cellular Tele-Health Service
...d at the office, and while travelling abroad.
Medic4you's doctors can review the client's medical information using any
of 18 different languages, can prescribe
drugs and offer a consultation or
can send the patient to a specialising medical facility.
Together with this service, Orange and Medic4all offer to...
Monogram Announces 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results
...antitative measures to determine HER2 status as an indicator of HER2
protein over-expression or HER2 gene amplification to determine whether or
not to prescribe
Herceptin(R). Inaccurate measurements of HER2 status may
lead to inappropriate therapy selection. Guidance recently issued jointly
by ASCO (American S...
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... ... The Rise of Antibiotic -Resistant Infection ... Antibiotic misuse has triggered increases of antibiotic -resistant germs. ... Doctors then prescribe
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