For children, prescription drug errors can be dangerous or even fatal. Pharmacists can verify drug identity and concentration to protect patient safety.
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The Foundation sees the Minority Coalition for Prescription Drug Assistance as central to its mission to eliminate health disparities.
It will not apply to drugs included in the new Prescription Drug Benefit under Medicare Part D, but to physician injectable drugs covered under Medicare's Supplemental Medical Insurance.
The CMS has taken another step to make it easier for Medicare beneficiaries to get prescription drugs from their local pharmacies.
Millions of people take the anticoagulant drug warfarin, but physicians find the drug challenging to prescribe because the proper dose of warfarin can vary greatly and can be hard to predict.
CMS makes it easier for Medicare beneficiaries to get prescription drugs from their local pharmacies.
UNC physicians can send patient prescriptions to retail pharmacies across United States.
It is very important for you to inform your physician of over the counter medications, herbal medications and prescribed medications because of the potential drug to drug interaction or herbal to drug interaction.
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.
Nitroglycerin, a drug commonly prescribed for the treatment of chest pain in patients with heart conditions, has the frustrating property that its beneficial effects are short lived.
FDA today advised health care professionals to prescribe Elidel (pimecrolimus) and Protopic (tacrolimus) only as directed and only after other eczema treatments have failed to work because of a potential cancer risk associated with their use.
Patients who were prescribed the arthritis drug celecoxib (Celebrex) daily for an average of almost three years had an increased risk of serious cardiovascular events.
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.
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.
FDA is issuing this public health advisory to inform patients and health care providers about the suspended marketing of Tysabri (natalizumab) due to two serious adverse events reported with its use.