ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
One physician's description of the boundaries of appropriate interactions with pharmaceutical sales representatives, including a letter that can readers can send to those who call on their practices.
This article will discuss ways that doctors can help their patients to gain access to prescription drugs at reduced costs. Pharmaceutical-company-sponsored patient assistance programs will be discussed as well as community-based assistance programs and other models.
Patient education piece designed to help indigent patients identify sources of free and discounted pharmaceuticals.
Mar 2002 Issue
What Every Physician Should Know About Generic Drugs [Improving Patient Care]
The article explores the safety and cost-effectiveness of prescribing generic drugs over brand-name drugs.
A letter of protest to a managed care company that protested his patient's use of 8 Viagra tablets in a single month when the average is 5.9
This article points out how taking on risk for pharmaceutical costs is becoming increasingly risky because of projected increases in drug costs over the next 10 years.