Congressman Colin Simpson announced his intention to look into the preparation of a Bill that would upgrade Wyoming's existing Prescription Drug Monitoring System to Real-time.
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Wealthier, insured patients receive no-cost drug samples from physicians more often than lower-income patients.
Emergency department physicians are prescribing more narcotics to patients who say they have pain, but minority patients are less likely than whites to receive such drugs.
FDA is advising consumers not to buy or use Shangai Chaojimengnan products.
Perrigo Company has received final approval from FDA for its ANDA for over-the-counter (OTC) Cetirizine Hydrochloride Tablets, 5 and 10 mg.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering adopting a new drug classification that would allow some medications to be sold from behind the counter (BTC), requiring only a pharmacist's approval instead of a doctor's prescription.
Governor Charlie Crist announced the launch of the Florida Discount Drug Card, which will provide eligible Floridians savings on drugs at over 3,000 participating pharmacies. An easy-to-use Web site, www.FloridaDiscountDrugCard.com Opens in new window , is available to help consumers learn which drugs are discounted and find participating pharmacies. Participants can also choose a mail order option by calling the Florida Discount Drug Card help line.
FDA has issued a second approvable letter for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals' bazedoxifene, a selective estrogen receptor modulator, for the prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Almost one person in three has no access to full and effective cancer treatment with the medicines they need - in the poorest parts of the world, this rises to more than one in two. Even in highly developed countries, access to the best cancer therapy is not guaranteed for all.
Editorials address prescription drug discount cards in Florida and Hawaii.
Editorials examine Medicare prescription drug benefit and SCHIP.
Brazil is in the final stages of testing a triple-combination antiretroviral drug.
Some advocates have expressed concern over the commercial success of AARP-branded Medicare prescription drug plans.
HHS is seeking to limit the scope of a judge's decision last week to temporarily halt Medicaid from implementing a new formula for drug reimbursements to pharmacies.
FDA has issued a tentative approval for a generic version of Viread.
European Commission approved the once-daily antiretroviral drug Atripla.
Tennessee may have the highest drug utilization rate in the country, but initiatives within the state are working to push the state off this top spot.
Many medications reduce the risk of bone fractures in people with osteoporosis, but the most commonly used drugs have not been proven more effective than alternatives.
U.S District Court Judge granted a preliminary injunction that prohibits HHS from adopting a new method for calculating the average manufacturer price for prescription drugs covered by Medicaid.
Efforts to confine patients and doctors to uses of medications through restrictions on the promotion of treatments for off-label uses by pharmaceutical companies raise the questions.
FDA announced revisions to the labels of certain epilepsy, bipolar disorder and nerve pain medications.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should explore alternative models for dispensing HMG co-reductase inhibitors, or statins, instead of reclassifying the medications to over-the-counter status.
Generic prescription drug use is on the rise and more and more people are learning about the effectiveness, safety and cost saving benefits of generics.
Drug companies are working on 691 new medicines that treat diseases disproportionately affecting blacks.