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The author outlines the pros and cons of ePrescribing, explains how it works in his practice and where it's part of his EMR system, and discusses stand-alone ePrescribing applications.
The article describes a systematic, team-based approach for identifying drug-seeking patients and reducing the misuse of prescription medications.
The author describes strategies that physicians and their patients can use to identify and avoid counterfeit medications.
The article describes practical ways physicians can reduce medication-related errors in their practices.
The author describes tried-and-true strategies for maintaining an organized, effective sample closet.
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.
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.
The author explains the basics of the new Medicare Part D coverage so that family physicians will be able to answer patients' questions when the coverage takes effect in 2006.
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.