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Johns Hopkins To Announce AIDS Capitated Care Program
...and emergency care, home carewith skilled nursing, prescription
drugs, hospice care, mental health, androutine dental and eye care and case management. "Providing members with the best care in the most appropriate setting isour overriding goal," says Bernard Mansheim, M.D., chief medical officer forUnited Health...
Declining National Rates Of HIV-Related Deaths And Illnesses Due To Combination Antiretroviral Therapy With Protease Inhibitors
...cent by June 1997, with dramatic increases notedin prescription
of combination regimens including protease inhibit...edicare/Medicaid, self-pay and Ryan White Care Act prescription
programs). Death rates and protease inhibitor prescription
rateswere then analyzed by source of paym...
Clinical Pharmacists Improve Outcomes Of Heart Failure Patients
...king as many as a dozen differentmedications, both prescription
and over-the-counter. "For that reason, in order to make optimal use of these medications, itis essential that we know about all the different interactions between them,"she said. "As a clinical pharmacist, we provide this information to the...
National Office Of Drug Safety Is Needed, Experts Say In JAMA
...ce of drug safety to monitor the adverse effectsof prescription
drugs, which they say could be the fourth-leading ...fficient toprotect the public. "Each year, prescription
drugs injure approximately 1.5 million peopleso severely they require hospitalization, and 100,000 d...
Ulcer Drug Linked To Birth Defects
...s available over the counter in Brazil but only by prescription
in Canada--in an attempt to terminate their pregnancy. However, the drug does not alwayscause miscarriage and children born to mothers who have taken misoprostol aremore likely to have Mobius syndrome than women who have not taken the drug. The case ...
Policy Methods For Eliminating Child Labor
...es of child labor. "This is a field of study where prescription
has outstripped analysis by a wide margin," they say in their paper. And that can be most damaging to the children who work, they point out. For example, Basu and Van refer to a United States senator's proposal last year to make illegal the importing...
"Green Chemistry" Cleans Up Environment And Renders Synthetic Drugs
...potential to significantly reduce the cost of some prescription
drugs. The chemists use bacteria that occurs naturally in soil to transformharmful chemicals like benzene, found in oil and oil products, into usefulcompounds that can be turned into drugs. "We can transform environmentally unfriendly...
Doctors Are Underprescribing Key Blood Pressure Drug In Heart Attack Patients
Most Likely To Benefit, Study Says
...Inc.In their findings, the researchers report that prescription
of ACE inhibitortherapy, used to reduce blood pressure, increased to 38.7 percent in 1996,compared to 25 percent in 1994, at hospital discharge, and that prescriptionsmost often were given to patients with the greatest expected benefit, includingthos...
Understanding Why Antibiotics May Be Over-prescribed For Patients With Sore Throats
...faction was not necessarily related to receiving a prescription
for antibiotics. Both doctors and patients emphasised the importance of educating patients about the appropriate use of antibiotics, and two thirds of patients gained satisfaction from receiving information and reassurance from their GPs. Doctors w...
Doctors And Patients Should Co-Sign Prescriptions
...discuss in detail the treatment options before the prescription
is written. If the process is equitable, patients should indicate their responsibility by signing their own prescriptions as well as their doctor (dentist or nurse). They say that, "The adoption of this concordance model for the relationship betwee...
UCSF Recruting Breast Cancer Patients For Herbal Therapy Study
...toherbal therapy who typically would not receive a prescription
for this treatmentfrom their oncologists. However, in order for the trial to be effective, he said, participantswill be randomized to receive either the herbal formula or a placebo so thatresearchers can discern which side effects, if any, are ...
6,000 Pharmaceutical Scientists Convene November 15-19 In San Francisco
...ath a day. Further, one out of every four reported prescription
errors made by a pharmacist is due to name confusion. Pharmaceutical scientists are now studying this critical nomenclature issue and determining how to keep drugs with confusing names from ...
World's Premier Pharmaceutical Scientists Share Latest R&D Findings
...th a day. Further, one out of every four reported prescription
errors made by a pharmacist is due to name confusion. Pharmaceutical scientists are now studying this critical nomenclature issue and determining how to keep drugs with confusing names from reaching the market. Several of their recommendations to c...
Differences In Brain Function Found For Attention Deficit Disorder
...sing FMRI. Since the common treatment for ADD is a prescription
drug whoselong-term effects on brain function are not known, parents and pediatriciansmost likely would welcome a more definitive way to diagnose the disorder. In the study, 16 boys between the ages of 8 and 13 were asked individually toplay a menta...
Science Is On The Trail Of Sexual Predators That Dope Women
...who took at least 1 milligram of thedrug-a typical prescription
dose-the test detected it in urine samples one weeklater while conventional tests did not. Urine samples from people who took nodrugs or other benzodiazepines gave negative results. People who work with the victims of drug rape welcome the i...
Visual Environment Can Affect Even Healthy Eyes --- Nature Works With Nuture For Good Vision
...e that they work together, so whichever corrective prescription
you give to a child it may affect the development of both eyes," says Dr. Fernandes. The finding does present the opportunity, however, to exercise at least some control over how our eyes develop. "Instead of having people wait to d...
Immunex's TRAIL Molecule Shows Potential As Anti-Tumor Agent
...covery, development, manufacturing andmarketing of prescription
drugs and over-the-counter medications. It is also aglobal leader in vaccines, biotechnology, agricultural products, and animalhealth care. NOTE: This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risksand uncertainties, including r...
UK Researcher Develops New Delivery Systems For Treatment Of Smoking Addiction
...nasaland transdermal delivery systems for Zyban, a prescription
drug in pill formused for smoking cessation and de... of 1997, is the nation's leadingsmoking cessation prescription
Far Few Drugs Are Tested On Children
...et. In the US, an estimated 80 per cent of prescription
drugs are notlicensed for use in children, according to a 1996 report in Pediatrics (vol 98,p 18). And the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development inBethesda, Maryland, estimates that only 5 of the 80 drugs most frequently usedin inf...
Improved Medications Can Nip Allergy Season In The Bud
...hout drowsiness." For Dorit, that means taking the prescription
antihistamine Zyrtec at the firstsigns of congesti...thlong-acting antihistamines that are available by prescription
and, increasingly,over the counter, including Allegra and Claritin. Nasal sprays with cromolynsodium...
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