Drug therapy

Jan-Feb 2009 Issue
E-Prescribing: Why the Fuss? [Feature]

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.

Apr 2008 Issue
A Systematic Approach to Identifying Drug-Seeking Patients [Feature]

The article describes a systematic, team-based approach for identifying drug-seeking patients and reducing the misuse of prescription medications.

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.

Feb 2007 Issue
Simple Strategies to Avoid Medication Errors [Feature]

The article describes practical ways physicians can reduce medication-related errors in their practices.

Oct 2006 Issue
Taming the Sample Closet [Feature]

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

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.

Jan 2006 Issue
Are You Ready for Medicare Part D? [Feature]

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.

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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