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2012-01-18 14:00:00

Canada Drugs and other CIPA members, who together since 2002 have served as a safe source of affordable prescription medication for over a million American patients have announced that they will participate in the January 18 “internet blackout” to protest Congress´ proposed anti-piracy legislation. CanadaDrugs.com website will display a “blackout banner” directing its customers to take action to protect their ability to order online discount prescription...

2012-01-17 09:09:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AVT, Inc. (Ticker: AVTC) (www.autoretail.com) had had one of their automated systems featured on KTLA News in a segment discussing the future of prescription medicine dispensing. The AVT developed Medbox(TM) Rx Prescription Dispensing System was on display, and a company spokesperson described how the process works. The story stated that when a customer drops off their prescription at the pharmacy, the pharmacist will ask if they want to pick...

2012-01-17 08:15:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Medbox, Inc. (Pinksheets: MDBX) (www.medboxinc.com) was featured on KTLA News in a segment discussing the future of prescription medicine dispensing. A demonstration model of the Medbox(TM) Rx Prescription Dispensing System was on display, as a company spokesperson described how the process works. The story stated that when a customer drops off their prescription at the pharmacy, the pharmacist will ask if they want to pick up their...

2012-01-16 21:11:29

One in ten Canadians cannot afford to take their prescription drugs as directed, according to an analysis by researchers from the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto. The study, published today in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) is the first to examine the relationship between drug insurance and the use of prescription drugs in Canada. Researchers from UBC's Centre for Health Services and Policy Research reviewed data from 5,732 people who answered...

2012-01-16 15:30:59

One in 10 Canadians have problems affording medications they have been prescribed, and one in four people without drug insurance cannot afford to have their prescriptions filled, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Researchers from the University of British Columbia, University of Toronto and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences analyzed data from 5732 people who participated in the 2007 Canada Community Health Survey. Participants who received a...

2012-01-11 08:00:00

RxTran expands translation languages provided to help pharmacies communicate with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) patients. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) January 11, 2012 In celebration of National Pharmacist Day, January 12th, RxTran announces it has expanded its language capacity for written translated SIGs (prescription instructions) from 11 to 17 languages. RxTran´s content database of SIG translations helps pharmacists communicate prescription and drug safety information to a growing...

2012-01-10 16:05:00

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chattanooga attorneys David J. Ward and Alix C. Michel have been working together for the last several years to counsel medical professionals, such as physicians, nurses, physicians assistants, pharmacists and other health care providers, on ways to prevent prescription drug abuse and decrease doctor shopping among patients. Ward and Michel, attorneys at Chattanooga-based law firm Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C., have been...

2012-01-10 07:35:00

MALIBU, Calif., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The arrest on 01/05/2012 of Santa Barbara physician Dr. Julio Diaz has brought into sharp focus the upsurge of accidental overdose deaths from prescription medications. According to one of the nation's leading prescription drug abuse rehab centers, Dr. Diaz's arrest points to the dangers both of prescription drug abuse and "doctor shopping," the process of finding a physician who will prescribe medication for nonmedical purposes. Each of these...

2012-01-06 09:59:50

In the United States, the cost paid for statins (drugs to lower cholesterol) in people under the age of 65 who have private insurance is approximately 400 percent higher than comparable costs paid by the government in the United Kingdom (U.K.). These findings, from the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program, are the first results of a comprehensive comparison of prescription drug costs between the U.S. and U.K. The study appears on-line in...

2012-01-05 10:48:00

In the news release, West Virginia's Prescription Drug Abuse Helpline Receives New Management, issued 05-Jan-2012 by First Choice Services over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the Quitline phone number in the last paragraph, should read "1-866-987-8488 " rather than "1-866-981-8488" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: West Virginia's Prescription Drug Abuse Helpline Receives New Management CHARLESTON, W.Va., Jan. 5, 2012...