Citations with the tag: DRUG utilization

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  • Medicines take many forms.
     // Current Health 1; Mar1998, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p26 

    Focuses on the use of medications. Why medications are prescribed; Information on the injection method of taking medications; Details on medicine taken by the mouth; Advantages of inhaled medications. INSET: Take as directed.

  • Welcome to the `wild west'.
    Muirhead, Greg // Drug Topics; 1/9/95, Vol. 139 Issue 1, p38 

    Focuses on the utilization drugs for off-label purposes. Concerns of pharmacy benefit managers and managed care organizations on off-label drug use; Off-label uses of propranolol; Manufacturers' control of off-label drug use; Suggested off-label drug categories.

  • Beyond drugs.
    Muirhead, Greg // Consumer Reports on Health; Aug94, Vol. 6 Issue 8, p95 

    Reports on the findings of a study published in the `Archives of Internal Medicine' on patients attitudes toward drug medication. Reliance on drugs for chronic illnesses such as coronary heart disease or diabetes; Attitude towards nondrug measures.

  • Too much medication.
    Muirhead, Greg // Consumer Reports on Health; Mar1998, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p4 

    Focuses on three commonly used, and over used types of medication. Information on ACE inhibitors which are used in the treatment of hypertensive patient; Recommendations from the National Institute of Helath, for the use of older drugs; Details on antibiotics, which work against infections;...

  • Pharmaceutical management strategies of industrialized countries.
    Brier, Kenneth Leo; Chow, Moses S.S. // Formulary; Oct95, Vol. 30 Issue 10, p606 

    Presents drug management strategies of industrialized countries. Includes use of restrictive formularies; Price control copayments; Profit and price controls.

  • Experience briefs.
    Brier, Kenneth Leo; Chow, Moses S.S. // Formulary; Nov96, Vol. 31 Issue 11, p1096 

    Provides information on several drug-use control issues. P&T Subcommittee's selection of nizatidine as the H2 anatagonist of choice in its review of the oral histamine receptor antagonist class; Selection of famotidine as the preferred agent for the oral nizatidine conversion program; Approval...

  • DRUG COMPANIES, DOCS OPPOSE NEW RULES.
    Brier, Kenneth Leo; Chow, Moses S.S. // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks; 01/05/97, Vol. 71 Issue 1, p55 

    Reports on three physician groups and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America's opposition over a plan to supply consumers with standardized information about medications along with each prescription. Consumer watchdog group, Public Citizen's support for the proposal.

  • Off-label drug use info available under specific guidelines.
    Nash, Karen // Dermatology Times; Mar1996, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p45 

    Presents the views of five dermatologists about the potential uses and abuses that could arise with the dissemination of information about non-Food and Drug Administration-approved uses of otherwise approved drugs under specific guidelines. Matter of convenience; Good source of information;...

  • Rx pad.
    Nash, Karen // Patient Care; 3/30/1997, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p11 

    Discusses the indications and dosages of several drugs. Includes the Azelastine hydrochloride nasal spray (Astelin); Bupropion hydrochloride sustained-release (Wellbutrin SR); Cooagulation Factor IX, recombinant (Benefix).

  • Get the max from your meds.
    Henry, Sara J.; Yeykal, Teresa // Prevention; Sep96, Vol. 48 Issue 9, p72 

    States that by timing medication so that you receive it exactly when your body can make the most of it, you may benefit in three ways. Better management of the disease; Minimized side effects; Possible reduction of medication. INSET: Timing your medication: What does `morning' really mean?.

  • Colorful night.
    Grant, Don // Drug Topics; 5/23/94, Vol. 138 Issue 10, p24 

    Recounts the consequences of medication ignorance of a newlywed couple. Prescription of gentian violet vaginal suppositories for the woman and Pyridium tablets for the man.

  • Pain management.
    Conlan, Michael F. // Drug Topics; 8/4/97, Vol. 141 Issue 15, p72 

    Reports that an extension has been made to a law which protects medical doctors in Ohio who prescribe controlled substances to terminally ill patients. Purpose of the law.

  • Taking care of your medicines.
    Conlan, Michael F. // Executive Health's Good Health Report; Apr98, Vol. 34 Issue 7, p7 

    Presents a quiz designed to determine whether a person is properly informed about the use of medicines.

  • What an `empty tummy' means.
    McCord, Holly; Yeykal, Teresa A. // Prevention; Aug94, Vol. 46 Issue 8, p48 

    Informs `grazers'--those who munch minimeals and planned snacks throughout the day--what to do when their prescription drugs says `Take on an empty stomach.' Except for antibiotics, it's okay to take medicine with a little food, according to Nicholas Popovich.

  • WHO calls for tighter controls on Internet.
    Siegel-Itzkovich, Judy // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition); 05/24/97, Vol. 314 Issue 7093, p1504 

    Reports on the call of the World Health Organization on its member nations to control the prescription and sale of drugs in the Internet. Growth of commercial sites selling over the counter drugs; Lack of quality assurance of drugs sold in the Internet.

  • Keeping jails hale.
    Muirhead, Greg // Drug Topics; 12/11/95, Vol. 139 Issue 23, p71 

    Introduces Smartcare, a drug utilization review program from Capstone Pharmacy Services. Provision of pharmacy services to correctional facilities and nursing homes in the United States.

  • Stay Alert.
    Ukens, Carol // Drug Topics; 11/16/98, Vol. 142 Issue 22, p30 

    Presents information on a study conducted by Purdue University on the third-party drug use review (DUR) system. Findings of the study; Costs of DUR; Comments from Michelle Chui, a pharmacist and researcher at Purdue.

  • be wise with medicines.
    Manias, Elizabeth // Australian Nursing Journal; Jun96, Vol. 3 Issue 11, p18 

    Discusses how nurses can improve patients' understanding of medication regimes in Australia. Discharge planning; Self-medication programs; Post-discharge programs; Consumer product information.

  • Be a friendly medication monitor.
    Speert, Marc // Drug Store News; 7/14/97, Vol. 19 Issue 11, pCP3 

    Offers tips on drug use monitoring. Importance of establishing rapport with the patient; Posing questions to determine the reason why a patient is late for refills; Need to establish a patient's nonresponse or noncompliance to medications.

  • Is your medicine safe?
    Prufer, Diana // Good Housekeeping; Apr96, Vol. 222 Issue 4, p137 

    Discusses United States pharmacists' practice of putting earlier expiration dates on prescription drugs and the risks it involves. Legality of the practice in some states; Consequences concerning cost in discarding a false date by a customer; Tips in safeguarding prescription.

  • Chain drug share of Rx spending increases.
    Prufer, Diana // Chain Drug Review; 4/25/2011, Vol. 33 Issue 8, p7 

    The article reports on the increase in the U.S. prescription drug spending in 2010, according to the report titled "Use of Medicines in the United States: Review of 2010" from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

  • Heavy Rx load for Japan.
    Prufer, Diana // Drug Topics; 7/11/94, Vol. 138 Issue 13, p8 

    Reports on the status of prescription drug use in Japan. Japanese physicians as sellers of drugs they prescribe; Japanese drug bill accounts' percentage of total health-care costs.

  • Stay on track with off-label uses.
    Anderson, Betty Jane; McGinnis, Thomas // Patient Care; 6/15/1994, Vol. 28 Issue 11, p98 

    Presents guidelines for off-label uses of approved drugs. Monitoring of drug utilization; Legal perspective of off-label use.

  • A taste of their own medicine.
    Anderson, Betty Jane; McGinnis, Thomas // Pediatrics for Parents; 1993, Vol. 14 Issue 12, p1 

    Focuses on a test given to doctors and nurses at the Tulane University AIDS program to help them understand what it means to take medicines on a regular basis. Inability of the subjects to follow the same medication schedule given to patients; Response to a doctor who admonishes a patient for...

  • Withdrawal of medication for high blood pressure.
    Andolsek, Kathryn M. // American Family Physician; 2/15/1998, Vol. 57 Issue 4, p837 

    Presents a study by J. Froom on the withdrawal of antihypertensive medication for high blood pressure, originally from the `Journal of American Board Family Practice,' volume 10, 1997 issue. Details on the study; Findings of the study; Examination of the study.

  • Guidelines for drug donations.
    Hogerzeil, H.V.; Couper, M.R. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition); 03/08/98, Vol. 314 Issue 7082, p737 

    Focuses on the need for guidelines for drug donations. Problems associated with drug donations; Core principles for drug donation to be applied in the development of guidelines; Ways for which donors may help; Implementation of policies on drug donations.

  • Common drugs that interfere with exercise.
    Hogerzeil, H.V.; Couper, M.R. // Consumer Reports on Health; Nov97, Vol. 9 Issue 11, p129 

    Presents a listing of drugs, their effects and suggested guidelines of their usage.

  • With medication, travel with care.
    Willen, Janet L. // Nation's Business; Dec93, Vol. 81 Issue 12, p77 

    Discusses the proper use of medication for traveling business people. Storage of a medication when traveling; Signs that a medication needs to be disposed; How to take medicine properly; Traveling to another time zone; Disposal of drugs.

  • Nursing facility medication orders on downward slope.
    Ukens, Carol // Drug Topics; 12/12/94, Vol. 138 Issue 23, p76 

    Reports on the survey entitled 1994 National Survey of General & Psychotherapeutic Medication Use dealing with the number of routine and only-when-needed medication orders requested by physicians in licensed nursing facilities. Decrease in medication orders by physicians; Decline in the use of...

  • Is that a pill in your slipper?
    Ukens, Carol // Prevention; Aug97, Vol. 49 Issue 8, p24 

    Offers tips from `Prevention' readers on how they remember to take their medication.

  • Changes in drug use parallel policy changes in Croatia.
    Ukens, Carol // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News; 6/9/2012, Issue 655, p9 

    The article discusses research linking changes in outpatient drug usage in Croatia for 2001-2008 with parallel policy changes, referencing a study by D. Vitezic and colleagues, published in the May 14, 2012 issue of the "International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics."

  • Is Polypharmacy Harming Your Patients?
    Scherger, Joseph E. // Internal Medicine Alert; 1/29/2009, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p9 

    The article focuses on the findings from a study that addressed the practice of polypharmacy among older Americans as well as cites its adverse impact on health.

  • Study: Hospital patients lack meds knowledge.
    Scherger, Joseph E. // Hospital Home Health; Apr2010, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p47 

    The article focuses on the results of a study published in the ''Journal of Hospital Medicine'' which shows that hospital patients are unaware of their own medication.

  • Reevaluation of Antibiotic Breakpoints.
    Phillips, Ian // Clinical Infectious Diseases; 9/15/2001 Supplement 3, Vol. 33, pS230 

    Differences in antibiotic breakpoints have resulted from differences in clinical practice and in interpretation of the parameters that are considered when breakpoints are set. Differences in the first of these are less common for newer agents, whereas differences in the latter could be resolved...

  • Management of Study Medications.
    Bohaychuk, Wendy; Ball, Graham // Applied Clinical Trials; Sep2000, Vol. 9 Issue 9, p38 

    Focuses on the management of study medications in clinical trials. Existence of a written policy for medication management; Documentation of the requirements for study medication management; Routes for the medication shipment to study sites; Safety and security of medication storage.

  • ATC/DDD methodology: a country perspective.
    Bohaychuk, Wendy; Ball, Graham // WHO Drug Information; 2001, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p27 

    Focuses on the impact of the rapid increase of drug consumption in Estonia. Importance of classifications system in measuring drug use; Implementation of Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical and Defined Daily Use systems for regulatory and scientific purposes; Establishment of reforms in the health...

  • Medicine Chest CLEANUP.
    Bohaychuk, Wendy; Ball, Graham // Body Bulletin; Jan2002, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p3 

    Focuses on the self-care supplies and medicines for medication in the United States. Medical supplies on the first aid box; Drug recommendations for coughs and colds; Medicines for proper skin care.

  • Drug use and drug abuse.
    Bohaychuk, Wendy; Ball, Graham // Current Health 1; Feb95, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p6 

    Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using drugs. People's concept of drugs; Definition and application of drugs; Prescription and noncompliance; Medical uses for drugs; Harmful drugs; Medications that act on the nervous system. INSET: Drug factories..

  • Staff Prescription Medication Safety and Privacy Concerns Q & A.
    Bohaychuk, Wendy; Ball, Graham // Camping Magazine; Jan/Feb2003, Vol. 76 Issue 1, p54 

    Discusses how different camps are handling concerns on staff privacy and camp safety on the use of prescription medication. Regulation on storing prescription medications in the health center; Security measures in the storage of medications; Documentation of the medication. INSET: Health Care...

  • NACDS launches campaign to promote medication safety.
    Levy, Sandra // Drug Topics; 6/3/2002, Vol. 146 Issue 11, p12 

    Provides information on the medical campaign launched by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores to promote medication safety among consumers. Details of the Pharmacy Care Index; Significance of the campaign to consumers.

  • Drug leakage at swap meets have little effect.
    Frabotta, David // Managed Healthcare Executive; Nov2001, Vol. 11 Issue 10, p12 

    Reports the impact of drug leakage on the pharmaceutical industry in Los Angeles, California. Occurrence of illegal pharmaceutical; Consumption of low-wage earners; Influence of being uninsured.

  • States take the bull by the horns to rein in prescription drug costs.
    Edlin, Mari // Managed Healthcare Executive; Jul2002, Vol. 12 Issue 7, p40 

    Relates the efforts of several U.S. states to minimize costs for prescription drugs. Creation of preferred drug lists based on scientific evidence; Demanding supplemental rebates; Stepping up the use of prior authorization and generic substitution; Setting dispensing limits; Forming purchasing...

  • LV health execs debate solutions to skyrocketing drug costs.
    King, Pat // Las Vegas Business Press; 10/02/2000, Vol. 17 Issue 39, p7 

    Presents recommended solutions to the increase in drug costs from health executives in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mark Howard and Jon Bunker. Statistics concerning drug consumption in the United States; forecast prescription-drug spending in the U.S. by 2008; Political debate on how to provide free...

  • When should patients have the last word?
    Finger, Anne L. // Medical Economics; 06/15/98, Vol. 75 Issue 11, p171 

    Presents strategies from front-line doctors as to how they handle demands for unwarranted diagnostic tests, medications and referrals. Comments made by these doctors as to how they convince these patients; When is the correct time to let your patients consider the alternatives.

  • MEDICATIONS CAN HEAL--AND HARM.
    Finger, Anne L. // Getting the Most from Your Medications; 2002, p4 

    The article provides information on medication. Medications can create miracles. When used with care, medications can mean improved quality of life--and sometimes the difference between life and death. But almost anything with the power to heal also carries the power to harm, when used...

  • USE A MEDICATION LOG.
    Finger, Anne L. // Getting the Most from Your Medications; 2002, p30 

    The section provides an example on the use of a medication log.

  • Rhode Island's Rx for Prescription Costs.
    Fogarty, Charles J. // Spectrum: Journal of State Government; Winter2001, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p28 

    Focuses on the legislation in expanding the role of Rhode Island Pharmaceuticals Assistance Program for the Elderly (RIPAE). Assistance offered by the program in allowing senior citizens in purchasing prescription drugs at discounted price; Expansion of the types of medication covered under the...

  • Providing better drug information for patients.
    Wechsler, Jill // Managed Healthcare; Aug97, Vol. 7 Issue 8, p16 

    Focuses on the voluntary, private-sector MedGuide program initiated by the US Food and Drug Administration to increase the dissemination of written Medication Guides to patients. Uncertainty on the addition of oral patient counseling in the program; Examination on the value and cost of patient...

  • Analysis of medication management activities for home-dwelling patients.
    Triller, Darren M.; Clause, Steven L.; Domarew, Christopher // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy; 12/1/2002, Vol. 59 Issue 23, p2356 

    Focuses on medication management activities for home-dwelling patients. Patient counseling by pharmacists; Centralization of order entry; Medication repackaging for optimal medication recognition and accountability.

  • Pharmacist time requirements for counseling in an outpatient pharmacy.
    Yongtae Oh; McCombs, Jeffrey S.; Cheng, Rebecca A.; Johnson, Kathleen A. // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy; 12/1/2002, Vol. 59 Issue 23, p2346 

    Studies the correlation between the time required for pharmacists to counsel patients and the characteristics of the services provided. Average time of an encounter consisting of patient contact to monitor adverse effects, duplicate therapy or compliance; Feasibility of fee-for-service payment...

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