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Primary Care Doctors Less Likely To Prescribe Opioids For Pain
2014-12-11 03:48:10

Concerns about prescription drug abuse and addiction may affect prescribing habits, survey suggests

Opioid Prescriptions Nearly Double
2013-09-16 11:11:23

A study published last week found that the number of opioid prescriptions for non-cancer pain has almost doubled in the past decade.

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2009-11-20 14:37:24

Purchasing prescription drugs in a three-month supply rather than a one-month supply has long been regarded as a way to reduce the cost of drugs for patients and third-party payers.

2009-08-27 07:35:50

A number of physicians erroneously believed that certain off-label uses of prescription drugs were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to a recent national survey. “Off-label use” refers to prescribing a drug for a purpose outside the scope of a drug's approved label.

2009-08-24 18:11:00

Some physicians erroneously think certain off-label uses of prescription drugs are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, researchers said. Corresponding author Dr. G.

2009-08-21 08:31:54

In a recent national survey, a substantial minority of physicians erroneously believed that certain off-label uses of prescription drugs were approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

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2008-03-24 13:40:00

Following free drug sample receipt, patients who receive these samples have significantly higher out-of-pocket prescription costs than those who don't, according to the first study to look at the out-of-pocket cost associated with free-sample use, published in the March 24, 2008, issue of Medical Care.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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