Pharmaceutical industry

September/October 2013 Issue
There Is No Free Lunch -- Really [From The Editor]

How will the Sunshine Act affect your relationship with pharma?

July/Aug 2010 Issue
Strategies for Reducing Costs in Your Medical Community: The Grand Junction Experience [Feature]

The authors list a number of techniques they have used to contain costs in Grand Junction, recently in the news for its extraordinary ability to deliver high-quality, low-cost medicine.

Mar-Apr 2009 Issue
Four Reasons Our Office is Pharma-Free [Opinion]

Those free gifts and samples might be costing you more than you realize.

Mar 2007 Issue
Avoiding Counterfeit Drugs [Patient Education]

Mar 2007 Issue
Helping Your Patients Avoid Counterfeit Medications [Feature]

The author describes strategies that physicians and their patients can use to identify and avoid counterfeit medications.

Oct 2006 Issue
Taming the Sample Closet [Feature]

The author describes tried-and-true strategies for maintaining an organized, effective sample closet.

Jul-Aug 2006 Issue
Diagnosis Du Jour [The Last Word]

When you happen upon a new diagnosis, a strange phenomenon occurs: Its prevalence increases in your practice.

Jun 2006 Issue
New Drugs: How to Decide Which Ones to Prescribe [Feature]

The article aims to help physicians improve their prescribing behavior by understanding how to assess whether a new drug offers enough advantages over older ones to justify prescribing it.

Apr 2006 Issue
Can Your Patients Afford the Medications You Prescribe? [Feature]

The author describes communication strategies for determining whether patients can afford the medications they need and suggests ways of ensuring that patients with limited means will have access to affordable prescription drugs.

Jun 2005 Issue
Helping Needy Patients Get Needed Medications [Improving Patient Care]

The article describes how one practice uses volunteers to implement its patient-assistance program, which helps needy patients receive free or discounted medicines from pharmaceutical companies.

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