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2014-04-21 23:09:05

USAFact background checks can include state and county level records. What’s the difference? Los Angles, CO (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 USAFact, a leading nationwide provider of pre-employment background screening services for more than 36 years, announced today that it continues to offer the most dynamic pre-employment screening background check available in the industry with SmartPak searches that know when to research county level courts and when to upgrade to thorough, compliant,...

2014-04-17 11:28:47

Dermatologists with access to free drug samples are more likely than those without access to samples to write prescriptions for drugs that are more expensive, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Although studies have shown that most physicians do not believe that the availability of free samples affects their behavior or recommendations for patients, the researchers found that the average retail cost of the prescriptions written by...

2014-04-10 09:52:07

Low-risk Medicare patients entering home health care who received medication therapy management by phone were three times less likely to be hospitalized within the next two months, while those at greater risk saw no benefit, according to a study led by Purdue University. The study helped determine which patients benefit most from medication therapy management by phone and a way to identify them through a standardized risk score, said Alan Zillich, associate professor of pharmacy practice...

2014-04-08 13:06:17

Adult patients with diabetes who trust their medical provider and feel included in treatment decisions are significantly more likely to take and maintain a newly prescribed antidepressant medication, according to a new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The study, conducted by researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research and the University of Washington, School of Medicine, included 1,500 patients with long-standing diabetes, who were prescribed...

2014-04-08 12:32:53

OAKLAND, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adult patients with diabetes who trust their medical provider and feel included in treatment decisions are significantly more likely to take and maintain a newly prescribed antidepressant medication, according to a new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO The study, conducted by researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research and the University of...

2014-04-08 08:30:04

CRANFORD, N.J., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The arrival of new oral drugs for treatment of hepatitis C will dramatically shift the landscape of therapy from being physician-driven to patient-led, raising questions about best practices for adherence. A White Paper published by Atlantis Healthcare offers a roadmap of the new therapeutic environment for pharma industry, healthcare providers and organized customers, including clinical insights, non-adherence predictors and proven...

2014-04-04 23:38:27

Pleio Health Support Systems released new data from its GoodStart adherence program demonstrating that 41% more patients achieved a PDC (Proportion of Days Covered) medication adherence rate of at least 80% which is the threshold for patients to be considered highly adherent to their medications. Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Pleio Health Support Systems released new data from its GoodStart adherence program for hypertensive patients. The analysis was conducted on patients with...

2014-04-04 23:04:23

Updated Resource Serves as Guide for Healthcare Patient Advocates Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 The Beryl Institute announces the release of the fifth edition of 'In the Name of the Patient', a comprehensive resource for healthcare Patient Advocates addressing the needs of patients and families. The book reinforces that patient advocacy is a foundational component in the history and actions of the patient experience movement. Authored by current and past Patient Advocates, the...

2014-04-03 12:30:18

TAMPA, Fla., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A major research initiative to identify and assess the impact of the rapidly changing dynamics in the U.S. health care system and their potential to improve patient care through integration of medication management practices was announced today by the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Foundation (AMCP). With support from Pfizer Inc., the Emerging Pharmacy Trends Assessment will also identify strategies in response to those trends to...

2014-04-03 08:29:09

The MedVantx MedStart Connect Program Eliminates Gaps in Primary Medication Adherence SAN DIEGO, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MedVantx, Inc., a leading provider of point-of-care medication adherence and direct-to-patient consumer engagement programs, today announced the Company's MedStart Connect(TM) program has reached over 4 million consumers since the program's inception. MedVantx pioneered first ever consumer access to free initial generic medication therapy in U.S....


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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