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2014-04-17 11:28:47

Dermatologists with access to free drug samples are more likely than those without access to samples to write prescriptions for drugs that are more expensive, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Although studies have shown that most physicians do not believe that the availability of free samples affects their behavior or recommendations for patients, the researchers found that the average retail cost of the prescriptions written by...

2014-04-16 23:16:46

Passages Malibu issues statement on the ongoing problem with prescription opioids in the US. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 A three-year study of prescription painkillers published March 3rd in the JAMA Internal Medicine revealed that individuals with the highest risk for overdose obtain medication from a doctor’s prescription. The use of opioid painkillers for non-medical reasons has grown substantially over the last decade. Some of the prescription opioids that are misused include...

2014-04-16 12:30:05

USA TODAY Reports That Every Year 103,000 Medical Professionals Abuse Drugs, Placing Patient Lives At Risk SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A USA Today report finds that 103,000 medical professionals are abusing prescription drugs every year, yet most of the addicted doctors are never caught and place their patients at risk. California will be the first state in the nation to require random drug testing of doctors if voters approve an initiative measure...

2014-04-15 08:30:49

Continued dialogue needed to make a tangible difference OTTAWA, April 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, reaffirmed her commitment to tackle the growing problem of prescription drug abuse head on. The Government of Canada will continue to work with groups like the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, different levels of government, doctors, pharmacists, First Nations representatives, law enforcement and addictions specialists to help combat...

2014-04-14 16:25:32

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Medical Board must institute new protections against drug-using doctors after waiting years to revoke the medical license of Bakersfield doctor who was using and selling drugs while on probation, wrote a father harmed by drug abuse and patient safety advocates in a letter today. Bob Pack, who lost his two children to a drugged driver who was overprescribed narcotics, and Consumer Watchdog called on the Medical...

2014-04-11 12:23:25

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Westlake Village compounding pharmacy, Paseo Oaks Pharmacy, is now offering a $15 credit for compounded prescriptions. This credit may be used on any new or transferred compounded prescription. Pharmacy compounding is the process of creating personalized medications for patients. While compounding medications is as old as the pharmacy profession, its popularity declined with the advent of drug manufacturers, which mass produced...

2014-04-10 23:22:18

Paramount Rx is helping businesses assist their employees and customers in navigating the new health care landscape as prescription drug costs rise under the Affordable Care Act. Cary, NC (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Paramount Rx, a full-service prescription benefits manager focused on consumer-driven health care, is helping businesses assist their employees and customers in navigating the new health care landscape as prescription drug costs rise under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The rollout...

2014-04-10 23:04:38

Electronic prescribing is rapidly becoming a standard of practice in the developed countries of the world and a significant rise is seen in the adoption rate among hospitals and office-based prescribers - http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/e-prescription-systems-market-910.html. (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 The “E-Prescribing Market (Electronic Prescription/eRX) by Hardware, Software, Services, End-users (Medical Group Practice & Hospitals), Products (Integrated &...

2014-04-10 08:30:41

Spending on Compounded Medications More Than Doubled in 2013 ST. LOUIS, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Significant increases in cost per prescription drove drug trend for workers' compensation payers higher in 2013, according to research released this week by Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX). Overall pharmacy spending for workers' compensation increased 9.5 percent, according to the Express Scripts Workers' Compensation Drug Trend Report, primarily from an 8.2 percent jump in cost per...

2014-04-09 23:24:32

Calls for standardization of liquid dosing and labeling using mL and use of appropriate dosing devices to prevent harm from measurement errors and overdoses. Pediatric patients at particular risk as healthcare professionals often rely on liquid medications for treating young children. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 NCPDP, the not-for-profit pharmacy standards development organization, announced today the availability of a patient safety white paper that provides specific industry...