- BLOGS. // Pulse;4/28/2010, Vol. 70 Issue 14, p16
The article presents blogs from various readers including one about drug prescriptions, another one about issues in which politicians are using the word "cancer," and about a nonsensical treatment.
- DUAL-PURPOSE DRUGS. // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;11/20/95, Vol. 69 Issue 22, p46
Reports on the use of a drug to treat a disorder for which it was not intended, a practice known as off-label prescribing. Percentage of all the prescriptions in the United States that are written for drugs being used for something other than their approved purpose; Campaign of drug companies...
- Understanding prescriptions--new guide urges consumers to get involved in treatment. // Insurance Advocate;09/14/96, Vol. 107 Issue 36, p32
Presents an overview of the pamphlet `Prescription Medicine and You: A Consumer Guide,' published by the Department of Health and Human Services and other health organizations. Concerns over safe use of prescription medicine; Contact information.
- Tell 'em what you want. Plagakis, Jim // Drug Topics;11/21/94, Vol. 138 Issue 22, p26
Discusses the ways to deal with patients demanding for prescriptions.
- Explaining variations in general practice prescribing costs per ASTRO-PU (age, sex, and temporary resident originated prescribing unit). Whynes, David K.; Baines, Darrin L. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);2/24/96, Vol. 312 Issue 7029, p488
Reports on a study that investigated variations in general practice prescribing costs per age, sex and temporary resident originated prescribing unit (ASTRO-PU) in Great Britain. Methodology of the study; Research design; Setting; Identification of factors influential in determining prescribing...
- Lessons from international experience in controlling pharmaceutical expenditure II: Influencing... Bloor, Karen; Freemantle, Nick // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);06/15/96, Vol. 312 Issue 7045, p1525
Part II. Looks at policies in Great Britain that influence doctors' prescribing of drugs. Impact of policies; Use of budgetary restrictions; Limitations of studies evaluating incentive systems; Need for the evaluation of more active drug-prescribing strategies; Dissemination of information...
- Consumers urged to talk with pros about drug use. // San Diego Business Journal;10/21/96, Vol. 17 Issue 43, p26
Introduces `Prescription Medicines and You: A Consumer Guide,' on both the Internet and in print, which will help consumers talk with their doctors, pharmacists and other health care professionals about using prescription medicines safely and effectively. Who developed the guide; Comments from...
- Gagging order. Charles, Dan // New Scientist;10/04/97, Vol. 156 Issue 2102, p20
Reports that German drug companies have persuaded a court to block the publication of a report calling on doctors to stop prescribing too many drugs. Pharmacologists' as authors of the report; Reports' inclusion of a chart on the replacement of allegedly ineffective drug; German Pharmaceutical...
- Patients want prescriptions. // Drug Topics;5/9/94, Vol. 138 Issue 9, p6
Reports that according to physicians, patients want drug prescriptions that are covered by their health plans. Over-the-counter prescriptions.