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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...

2014-06-11 23:11:20

Important sub-sector of medicine is critical in education. (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 From refilling prescriptions to making sure two different medications do not interfere with one another, pharmacists play an important role in the lives of millions of Americans. However, from behind the counter it simply looks like the workers are simply filling medication containers and that is it. The truth is, these highly educated and trained professionals do much more than this, and understanding what...

2014-06-11 12:28:56

Marketing Strategies That Educate Payers and Prescribers on Key Benefits of New Drugs Will Maximize Rapid Formulary Inclusion, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that regimens based on Janssen's Velcade are the most commonly prescribed treatments for first-line multiple myeloma (MM), according to surveyed hematological oncologists from France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The exception is the United...

2014-06-09 14:39:26

Health Affairs Reducing Maternal Mortality In Zambia and Uganda. Margaret E. Kruk of Columbia University and co-authors assessed the effectiveness of Saving Mothers, Giving Life, a new global public-private partnership that aims to reduce maternal mortality in eight districts in Uganda and Zambia. They evaluated the first six to twelve months of the program's implementation, its ownership by national ministries of health, and its effects on health systems. According to the authors, early...

2014-06-09 12:26:41

Public Healthcare Systems in Brazil and Mexico Cover Targeted Therapies but with Indication-Specific Restrictions, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that targeted therapies such as MabThera (rituximab) for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and Velcade (bortezomib) for multiple myeloma (MM) enjoy extensive but incomplete coverage in Brazil and Mexico through complex mechanisms. To obtain reimbursement,...

2014-06-09 08:29:01

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coherus BioSciences, Inc. ("Coherus"), is pleased to announce the appointment of Vince R. Anicetti as Senior Vice President, Global Quality. Mr. Anicetti joins Coherus with more than 30 years of experience in quality and regulatory affairs at preeminent biotech companies. "Vince's breadth and depth of experience will be critical to delivering to patients high-quality biosimilars with robust consistency," said Denny Lanfear,...


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