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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,...

2014-06-05 23:04:13

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the summer months are the most popular time for teenagers to experiment with marijuana. Narconon Arrowhead offers advice to parents to prevent this growing problem. Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 In today’s world, children and teenagers deal with an almost constant stream of exposure to drugs. They hear about drugs on the playground, on the streets, in the movies, on the radio, in the news, on television, and even in the...

2014-06-04 08:33:48

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter submitted today to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) urged Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to give serious consideration to the concerns of the rare disease community when setting policy regarding official names for biologics, including biosimilars. With over 7,000 rare diseases identified and 30 million Americans affected, the patient population represented by NORD is...

2014-06-03 23:17:51

This invention provides manufacturers with a tool to limit the total out-of-pocket co-payment that a patient must contribute for a particular prescription, regardless of the insurance company’s co-payment requirements. Cary, NC (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 United States Patent No. 8,589,184 has been issued to Cary, NC-based TrialCard Incorporated for a “method of delivering goods and services via media.” This invention introduces a co-pay card wherein the card’s value at the point of...

2014-06-03 23:03:26

Regulating Biosimilars; Stem Cell Therapies and 3-D Printing; Increasing FDA Oversight Overseas Washington (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Hot topics facing drug development and access—evolving regulatory guidelines for novel therapies, a shifting pharmaceutical research and development (R&D) landscape, and U.S. regulatory challenges at home and overseas—will be discussed by global innovators at the DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting, to be held at the San Diego Convention Center from June 15 to...

2014-06-03 16:24:56

During National Safety Month, NSC urges Americans to take precautions when taking prescription painkillers ITASCA, Ill., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for Americans ages 25 to 64. Opioid prescription painkillers - legally obtainable drugs that are sitting in many medicine cabinets - account for most of these fatal drug overdoses. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/MM23334-b During National...

2014-06-02 08:31:03

Provides Urine Drug Monitoring Services and Solutions to MVP Plan Physicians BALTIMORE, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameritox(SM), the nation's leader in medication monitoring solutions, today announced a new agreement with MVP Health Care(®) to provide urine drug monitoring services to MVP plan members in New York, Vermont and New Hampshire. Ameritox's services will be a covered benefit in all health plans offered by MVP, including Medicare and Medicaid. "Ensuring the safety and...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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