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2014-06-20 23:00:51

Industry experts Kevin Nelson and Dr. Patrick Gallagher from Duane Morris LLP will use examples from leading companies that are currently attempting to demonstrate biosimilarity. In this session, attendees will learn the specifics of the FDA’s newest recommendations for showing that a proposed product is “highly similar” to a reference product, gain fuller understanding of the impact of the just-released clinical guidance, and get newly-updated ideas and strategies based on the...

2014-06-19 23:01:46

Protecting consumers requires the ability to track products. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 “The promise of personalized medicine will only be achieved when adequate information is available to clinicians to tailor care to the individual and ensure the best health outcomes for all,” said Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance). Citing the “historic and continuing underrepresentation of minorities in clinical trials,” the...

2014-06-19 09:31:10

BMJ-British Medical Journal Scrapping charges seems to have no effect on access to and take up of care England remains the only UK country still charging patients for their prescriptions – currently £8.05 (€10; $13.5) per prescribed item. Although prescription charges have been rising, the latest data show that the number of pharmaceutical items prescribed in England reached its highest level yet - over one billion in 2012 - equivalent to nearly 19 per person in that year and an...

2014-06-18 23:08:04

Novus Medical Detox comments on the growing number of heroin users and overdoses plaguing the U.S., which the facility says can be countered with increased public education and rehabilitation. New Port Richey (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 With recent news reports indicating that heroin use is on the rise—the U.S. Justice Department says there was a 320% increase in heroin seized along the southwest U.S. border from 2008 through 2013 (1)—the health and safety of the American public are at...

2014-06-18 12:31:39

NEW YORK, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of health care consumer advice and information, and Pharmacy Times, the pharmacy industry's No. 1 publication, today released the 2014 Top Recommended Health Products. The list brings the collective recommendations of thousands of pharmacists directly to consumers-covering 1,100 over-the-counter brands and more than 150 product categories....

2014-06-17 12:28:34

Legislation Would Enhance Penalties Against "Smurfers" WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today applauded the Michigan House and Senate for recently passing legislation that would address the state's methamphetamine problem by targeting meth criminals. Last week, the legislature passed a package of bills authored by Senator John Proos, and Reps. Amanda Price, Bob Genetski, and Aric Nesbitt that will provide law enforcement...

2014-06-17 08:30:17

Despite shift in generics and other less expensive traditional drugs, specialty drug costs drive net ingredient cost and overall commercial pharmacy spend increases ST. PAUL, Minn., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To help make medicine more affordable for the 25 million members it serves, Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) starts with delivering an industry-low net cost per prescription*. In 2013, Prime's average net ingredient cost per prescription was $58.99, according to its 2014 Report on...

2014-06-16 23:07:02

During National Safety Month, Narconon Arrowhead rehab program publishes informational tool kit on its main site, along with additional information on signs of prescription drug abuse and tips on how to stop this type of addiction in the family. Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Narconon Arrowhead published an informational tool kit on its main site during National Safety Month, making its prescription drug abuse tools available to anyone searching for information on the facts...

2014-06-13 23:00:52

Harbor Village Comments On The Alarming Rates of Prescription Pill Abuse Among Maryland High School Students Frederick, Maryland (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 As reported by the Frederick News Post in the article 'Survey: Prescription Drug Use Reaches One in Four High-School Seniors in Frederick County' (6/12), a recent survey has made an alarming find about high school students in Frederick, Maryland. According to this survey, researchers have found that at least one in every four high...

2014-06-12 23:10:05

Hurricane season is here. What patients need to know about medication refills when a hurricane is threatening their area. Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Being stranded without important daily medicine happens too often during natural disasters, even those that are anticipated. "Requiring more attention is the fact that measures are already in place by most insurance companies and pharmacies to make sure patients do not run out," says Dr. Scott Katzman of...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.