Archive for the ‘Pharmacists’ Category

Experts See Growing Illegal Market for Buprenorphine

Monday, December 17th, 2007

Buprenorphine (Suboxone) was developed as an alternative to methadone that would be equally effective in treating opiate addiction but less likely to be abused. But Baltimore officials say that a black market for the drug has developed, leading to “bupe” abuse and some deaths, the Baltimore Sun reported Dec. 16.

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New Methadone Restrictions Announced

Friday, December 14th, 2007

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced this week that U.S. pharmaceutical companies have voluntarily agreed to restrict access to larger-dose methadone tablets beginning on Jan. 1, 2008.

The 40-mg methadone hydrochloride tablets will only be distributed to hospitals and authorized opiate addiction and detoxification facilities, the DEA announced. The move was intended to curb the rising number of methadone overdoses and illegal diversion of the drug.

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FDA eyes “behind the counter” drug category with greater clinical role for pharmacists

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

The Food and Drug Administration is contemplating the establishment of a class of medications that would be available only after counseling from a pharmacist but without a physician’s prescription. Physicians widely oppose the development, arguing that it could disrupt continuity of care and put patients at risk.

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Carrots, tomato juice and spinach contain nutrients called (Food For Allergies)

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

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Carrots, tomato juice and spinach contain nutrients called … Allergies During Pregnancy. Allergy Medications: Questions To Ask Your Pharmacist …

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Alternative Health Improvement Center

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

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Alternative Medicine The following information is Aromatherapy is a branch of herbal medicine that uses essential oils extracted and/or pharmacist for any health problem

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Naproxen For Arthritis

Monday, November 26th, 2007

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State Medicaid Programs Hinder Naltrexone Use

Monday, November 19th, 2007

States that allow managed-care programs to limit prescriptions and access to pharmacy networks are hindering the use of naltrexone for treating alcohol addiction, according to research from the Substance Abuse Policy Research Program (SAPRP).

Researchers Carolyn Heinrich of the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Carolyn Hill of Georgetown University found that treatment providers were more likely to prescribe naltrexone in states where use of generic drugs is encouraged in Medicaid programs. In states where managed-care firms dictate prescription rules, however, naltrexone was less likely to be prescribed. Other barriers to naltrexone use were restricting use of Medicaid funds for addiction treatment and the use of restrictive preferred-drug lists for Medicaid patients.

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House to offer bill for registry of drug firm gifts to doctors

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Washington — A U.S. House lawmaker plans to introduce legislation to create a registry in which pharmaceutical manufacturers would have to report any gifts that are given to physicians.

The measure by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D, Ore.) would be similar to legislation that already was offered in the Senate. But the House bill might apply to companies with less than $100 million in revenues, the threshold set by the Senate bill, said Ed Hill, a legislative assistant for DeFazio. The House and Senate bills would require manufacturers to list both gifts of $25 or more and the physicians who received them.

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Rx managers pushing to include e-prescribing in Medicare pay bill

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

Washington — A war of words escalated earlier this month when a group of pharmacy benefit managers increased the pressure on Congress to pass what the American Medical Association warned would be a costly Medicare electronic prescribing requirement for physicians.

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Assn. since the summer has been pushing lawmakers to include an e-prescribing mandate in any legislation to prevent next year’s 10.1% Medicare physician pay cut. Now the PCMA has launched a tough television and print advertising campaign.

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Breakthrough innovation for high sensitivity TB and Malaria diagnostics

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

An anti-psychotic drug already approved in the U.S. to treat adults and adolescents with schizophrenia may soon be available for youngsters age 10 to 17 years of age suffering from bipolar disorder.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given priority review status to the drug Abilify which is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceutical.

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