Tag: "dispensing" at medical news
Prescription Counseling Necessary For Hospital Patients
...ospitalization. Evenso, the dispensing
pharmacist should offer information about newly prescribed drugs. "Currently, hospital pharmacists aren't legally bound tooffer information to patients," Schommer said. He added th...
Insurance Restrictions On Acne Drug Are Outmoded And Costly
...ier by reducing or eliminatingthe restrictions for dispensing
the acne drug tretinoin, according todermatologists at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. In a paper published in the April issue of The American Journal ofManaged Care, Steven R. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., and several colleagues re...
Express Scripts 1999 drug trend report: Seniors hit hardest by record 17.4-Percent prescription drug spending increase
... reflect retail network discounts, mail discounts, dispensing
fees and member contributions). Analysis of a sample of the Express Scripts drug trend database showed the average cost of a prescription rising most rapidly for seniors 70 and above by 14.0 percent in the 70 to 79-year bracket and by 16.4 percent f...
Can longer consultations really save time and resources?
...instance, a move from repeat prescribing to repeat dispensing
would probably save the average general practitioner about an hour a day. The extended roles of practice nurses and nurse practitioners are a move in this direction, but there are so many calls on nurses that we are probably close to the limit of ava...
Postcode prescribing is alive and well in Scotland
...top-sliced funding going direct to the departments dispensing
the drugs, so that clinicians do not have to apply locally for approval and funding," they conclude....
Plastic surgery to the'nines'
... compare them with a data base of known offenders, dispensing
with the old store height chart and the manual perusing of hundreds of mugshots at the precinct. 'Perfect 10' A more provocative application? "One of our long-term goals is to quantify beauty," Krantz said. "This is unsettling to some people. I...
UNC study uncovers increasing shortage of pharmacists with growing population
...ts find themselves being forced to spend more time dispensing
drugs and on resolving third-party billing issues ...reas; and adopt newer technology such as robotic dispensing
machines and electronic prescription submissions by doctors. A final recommendation in the report a...
Study points to methods for safe drug dispensing via computer
...(VA) recently designed a drug dispensing
system called Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA), and asked Patterson to evaluate it. At issue is whether bar codes could enable healthcare ...
PRAECIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC receives FDA approval for Plenaxis
...ucation and support for prescribing physicians and dispensing
hospital pharmacists. The PLUS Program represent...n in the program and the actions required prior to dispensing
the drug; A patient information form which patients sign, indicating that they are informed abou...
Generics slow rising cost of prescription drugs in 2003
...ole and lisinopril. The company's overall generic dispensing
rate increased to 49% in the first quarter of 2004. The drug spending data was announced in the company's annual Drug Trend Report released today at the Express Scripts Outcomes Conference. Facing generic competition by the end of 2008 ar...
Prescriptions for antibiotics to prevent anthrax uncommon after the 2001 anthrax attacks
...ion prophylactic antibiotic pills through official dispensing
campaigns between October 2001 and January 2002. However, media reports suggest that even more prescriptions were given out by individual physicians. Nathaniel Hupert, M.D., M.P.H., of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, N.Y.,...
Generic drug use varies widely by state, study reveals
...evealed that Massachusetts had the highest generic dispensing
rate, at 51%, followed by New Mexico and Oregon, with generic dispensing
rates of approximately 50%. Eastern states, such as New Jersey and New York; and southern states, in...
Adverse drug events in nursing homes are far more common than previously identified
... were less commonly associated with errors in drug dispensing
and administration. All told, the data translates to a combined rate of nearly 10 adverse drug events per month for every 100 residents of the long-term care facilities. Furthermore, the researchers concluded that 42 % of all the adverse drug events...
Routine dental panoramic X-rays not necessary, study shows
...aled by full-mouth periapical X-rays, said Radfar, dispensing
with the usefulness of the routine panoramic view. Radfar and colleagues randomly selected 1,000 panoramic X-rays from records of patients who were admitted to UB dental-school clinics between January 2000 and December 2003. The sample was compose...