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Prescription Drugs

Changes to the Class of Marketed Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

The FDA announced a series of important changes pertaining to the marketing of the non steroidal anti inflammatory class of drugs, including COX 2 selective and prescription and non prescription (over the counter (OTC)) non selective NSAID medications.

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Medicare Drug Benefit Will Use New Electronic Technologies to Simplify Drug Purchasing

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today took another step to make it easier for Medicare beneficiaries to get the drugs they need from their local pharmacies when the Medicare prescription drug benefit begins on January 1, 2006.

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Many Drugs Prescribed for Elderly Americans Are Risky

Many Americans over the age of 65 hold prescriptions for drugs considered potentially risky for elderly patients. There is a need for greater awareness among physicians about the risks presented by commonly prescribed medications as people age and for additional measures to monitor prescription drug use.

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