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Drug therapy

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

If its increased safety and other benefits haven’t convinced you to get into e-prescribing, maybe Medicare’s promised financial incentives will.


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

When patients present with suspicious complaints of pain, these seven steps can help you prevent the misuse of prescription drugs.


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

Four simple steps will help safeguard patients from this growing threat to their pocketbooks and their health.


Mar 2007 Issue
Avoiding Counterfeit Drugs [Patient Education]


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

Safe medication use is achievable and affordable if you follow these recommendations.


Oct 2006 Issue
Taming the Sample Closet [Feature]

Take control of your samples before they take control of you.


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

Four questions will help you identify which new drugs represent real advances in patient care.


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

Patient adherence may depend on the answer to this question, so it must be asked.


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

Understanding the basics will help you field patients’ questions about the new prescription drug benefit.


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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