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Drug therapy

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

Accessing affordable medications can be a hassle. Here's how you and your patients can make the most of the available resources.


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.


Oct 2002 Issue
Good Medicine: E-Prescribing [Computers]

This article profiles one family practice's experience with electronic prescribing, describes the benefits and pitfalls of incorporating it into daily practice and addresses its usefulness as a tool for reducing prescription errors.


Oct 2002 Issue
Rethinking Refills [Improving Patient Care]

The article explains the use of a prescription medication protocol, which can empower a practice's staff to handle Rx refills more efficiently, resulitng in improved patient service, decreased Rx errors, and better use of physicians' time.


Jul-Aug 2002 Issue
Prescription Writing to Maximize Patient Safety [Feature]

These tips can help you avoid two important causes of prescription error.


Jul-Aug 2002 Issue
Reducing Risks for Patients Receiving Warfarin [Feature]

These practices built safety into their systems for managing oral anticoagulation therapy.


Jul-Aug 2002 Issue
When Medical Errors Hit Home [Balancing Act]

The author, a family physician, contributes her thoughts on patient safety and error reduction as a doctor and as the daughter of a sick parent who received suboptimal care.


Apr 2002 Issue
Five Tips for Less Costly Flu Vaccination [Getting Paid]

In recent years, short or delayed supplies of flu vaccine have driven up costs, and reimbursement has not kept pace. The author offers suggestions for trying to turn the situation around for the 2002-2003 flu season.


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.


Feb 2002 Issue
Improving Anticoagulation Management at the Point of Care [Feature]

Stop treating lab results. These easy-to-use devices return the focus of warfarin therapy to treating the patient.


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