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Drug therapy

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.


Nov-Dec 2001 Issue
A Tool for Safely Treating Chronic Pain [Improving Patient Care]

The article explains how one family practice uses a "medication use agreement" to prevent medication misuse while helping patients who suffer from chronic pain.


Oct 2001 Issue
Recognizing and Preventing Medication Diversion [Feature]

Don’t let diversion of pain medication hamper your ability to treat chronic pain.


Jun 2001 Issue
Rx for Lost Prescriptions [Improving Patient Care]

The author presents a tool used in his practice to improve the documentation of patients' prescriptions, which makes for a more complete and useful medical record.


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

With drug costs likely to increase significantly in the next decade, it's more important than ever to know when to say ‘no’ to risk contracts.


Apr 1999 Issue
13 Ways to Be More Efficient [Improving Patient Care]

A family physician presents practical tips that can help physicians and their staff members be more efficient in their patient-care activities.


Jan 1999 Issue
Three New Year's Resolutions From Medicare [Getting Paid]

This article will describe changes in Medicare reimbursement for 1999, including the implementation of resource-based practice expense payments, changes in payments for drugs and biologicals, and payments for teleconsultations.


Nov-Dec 1998 Issue
Decrease Hassles and Costs by Integrating Your Plans' Formularies [Feature]

This practice reduced its plans' drug requirements to one document physicians can use easily to provide quality care less expensively.


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