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Drug Co Payments, Caps Might Deprive Patients Of Needed Medications
A new review of existing research suggests that co-pays and caps on drug expenditures could keep crucial medications out of the hands of those who need them.The review authors examined 21 studies that looked at a variety of prescription drug payment policies. Some had a cap, a maximum number of prescriptions or drugs that are reimbursed. Read More...


GPhA Annual Meeting Focuses On Industry Opportunities And Challenges For 2008
More than 400 generic industry leaders, financial experts and political officials gathered today for the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) Annual Meeting to discuss the critical issues facing the generic industry in 2008. With the theme of "Generics: The Right Choice for Better Health," conference participants discussed the industry opportunities and challenges in this important legislative and election year. Read More...

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USA Today Investigation Examines Contributing Factors In Prescription Errors
Corporate policies for pharmacies -- "such as allowing or encouraging pharmacists to fill hundreds of prescriptions daily and rewarding fast work -- can contribute to errors" in prescription type or dosage, according to a USA Today investigation. The investigation examined policies and alleged errors at
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Pharmacy President Prescribes Rebuke To Dispensing Doctors, UK
Following comment from the Dispensing Doctors' Association (DDA), in response to the Department of Health's consultation on the Responsible Pharmacist, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPSGB) believes the DDA is underestimating the importance of the pharmacists' role. RPSGB President Hemant Patel said: "The Dispensing Doctors Association suggests that dispensing can be performed safely and efficiently without the intervention of a pharmacist.
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Successful Quitting Increase - NPA Resources Available For Pharmacy Services, UK
NPA has support resources for members wanting to provide a stop smoking service in light of the increasing number of people giving up. Data published this week by The Information Centre for Health and Social Care shows that almost 165,000 people in England gave up smoking with the help of the NHS last summer, when smoking was banned in enclosed public spaces. This is a 28% increase in the number of people successfully using NHS Stop Smoking Services compared to 2006.
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Direct-To-Consumer Ads Change Doctor-Patient Relationship, Op-Ed Says
Direct-to-consumer marketing of prescription drugs -- "now a mainstay of newspapers, magazines, and TV and radio broadcasts" -- has "altered the doctor-patient relationship" by "forcing" physicians to "respond to people's demands for heavily touted drugs," rather than "taking the initiative in suggesting treatment," Los Angeles Times columnist David Lazarus writes. Read More...