Pharmaceutical industry

Mar 2005 Issue
Establishing Rules of the Road for Pharmaceutical Representatives [Editorial]

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.

Nov-Dec 2002 Issue
How to Help Your Low-Income Patients Get Prescription Drugs [Feature]

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.

Nov-Dec 2002 Issue
Resources for Affordable Prescription Medicine [Patient Education]

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.

Sep 1999 Issue
An Alarming Case of Viagra Abuse [Editorial]

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

Jun 1999 Issue
Think Twice Before Assuming Risk for Pharmacy Costs [Feature]

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.

Jul-Aug 1998 Issue
PBMs: A Mighty Few [FP Stat]

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