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2011-07-25 13:19:24

According to a London research firm, the cost of prescription medicines used by people every day is about to drop, reports the Associated Press (AP). Seven of the world's 20 best-selling drugs will become generic versions in the next 14 months. EvaluatePharma Ltd said that between now and 2016, blockbuster drug patents worth about $255 billion in global annual sales will go off patent. Generic versions of drugs for blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, depression, high triglycerides, HIV and...

2011-07-01 00:13:11

NeedyMeds, a national nonprofit, expands outreach efforts with its launch of a Spanish language version of its website Gloucester, MA (PRWEB) June 30, 2011 Recognizing the need to reach the Spanish-speaking population of the U.S., NeedyMeds, Inc. has now made its website available in Spanish. The Spanish translation project was supported by a grant from Merck & Co., Inc. The widely used website lists and offers information on how to access more than 4,500 prescription drugs in a...

2010-12-07 09:00:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn. and GLEN ROCK, N.J., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy and Fingertip Formulary will release their latest report entitled Formulary Advantages in Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes: Crowding Among Anti-Diabetic Agents Necessitates Brand Differentiation: What Features Contribute to Preferred Reimbursement Status Among U.S. Health Plans? later this month. The report analyzes the reimbursement hurdles that brands such as Merck's Januvia, Eli Lilly/Amylin's...

2010-11-30 08:30:00

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- An analysis by Aon Hewitt, the human capital consulting and outsourcing solutions business of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON), indicates that HMO plans will have the highest premium increases in five years. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) According to Aon Hewitt proprietary data, derived from its Hewitt Health Resource(TM) (HHR)--a website that captures HMO rate information for 160 large companies...

2010-11-23 11:00:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn. and GLEN ROCK, N.J., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy and Fingertip Formulary find that over the next five years, a growing number of health plans will shift more of the cost of oral oncology drugs like Novartis' Gleevec, Genentech's Tarceva, AstraZeneca's Arimidex and Bristol Myers Squibb's Sprycel to patients through higher copays and a greater reliance on coinsurance. While this increased use of cost-sharing will be seen across plans of all sizes,...

2010-11-10 11:45:00

CINCINNATI, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HealthWarehouse.com, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: HEWA), a leading VIPPS accredited retail mail-order pharmacy, announced today that it has placed a total of $4.3 million in equity and convertible debt with independent investors. The investment will be used primarily to expand the company's online presence while upgrading its technology infrastructure to keep pace with rising demand for its FDA-approved generic prescription drugs, as well...

2010-11-02 15:24:24

An initiative by the U. S. technology company Pitney Bowes to make medications of proven value less expensive for their employees succeeded in stabilizing employees' adherence to their treatment regimens, according to a Commonwealth Fund-supported study published in this month's Health Affairs. The study, led by Niteesh K. Choudhry at Brigham and Women's Hospital, found that adherence to cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, which had been on the decline, immediately stabilized after Pitney...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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