Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'prescription drugs'

IP and Counterfeiting concerns in medical machines/pharmaceuticals

The web newsletter, Intellectual Property Watch, Recent Stories reports on the Obama administration’s release of its national intellectual property strategy (6/23-New US IP Enforcement Plan May Have International Impact) noting that Vice President Biden specifically applauded search engines like Yahoo,...

FDA Warns Public of Extortion Scam by FDA Impersonators

Public awareness note: FDA news today reports that FDA is warning consumers about a fraudulent scheme to extort money from consumers by callers who falsely identify themselves as 'FDA special agents' or other FDA officials. (1) Several instances have been...

Placebos Commonplace in Physician Prescribing Practices

From the Chicago Tribune online: Treatment with placebos is far more common than you might think, according to a new national survey in which 46 percent to 58 percent of U.S. physicians admitted using placebos regularly. Only 5 percent said...

Global Health and the portfolio approach to successful product development

There is a lot of literature about public private partnerships- both globally and from country to country. For the purposes of one blog-friendly reference and important perspective, I am linking here to David Brown's "The portfolio approach to successful product...

Help for prescription drug/medical products safety: reactive dependence to proactive surveillance

May 22, 2008, HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt announced new FDA/CMS efforts that will complement each other to improve patient safety and the quality of medical care.(1) Read more about the big picture and how CBO sees the Federal government's Activities...

Governor Takes Aim at Big Pharma

From the DOH website, May 15th: Governor David A. Paterson today announced that he has proposed legislation to limit the influence of pharmaceutical manufacturers over prescription decisions. The Governor’s bill would ban gifts and payments from drug companies to physicians...

Prescription Drug charges impact efficiency and equity: a collection of international perspectives

A recent UK review article entitled, "What impact do prescription drug charges have on efficiency and equity? Evidence from high-income countries" (1) reviews the literature (173 articles from 15 countries) on user charges for prescription charges in high-income countries with...

A Trial in South Africa compares effectiveness of a primary care system on nurse-led ART

Published April 23, 2008 in "Trials" (1) an open access article shares a study protocol entitled: "Streamlining tasks and roles to expand treatment and care for HIV: [randomized] controlled trial protocol" Fairal, l, et al. The South Africa Free State...

C. Brown on "Creating a positive culture for children"

From the State Bar News, NYSBA's Annual Meeting Edition (March/April 2008), an article by Cailin Brown on the Presidential Summit, am panel, leads the issue (1) ...Experts shared ideas on breaking the cycle for youth at risk, Cailin Brown reports,...

New York leads in health IT commitment-prescription drugs

March 28, , Governor Paterson announced that $105 million in grants have been awarded to 19 leading community-based health information technology (IT) projects. The grants are central to the state's strategy to ensure that clinical information is in the hands...

FDAAA-a 5 yr safety plan

Just out: FDA's "Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) IV Drug Safety Five-Year Plan" draft document dated March 2008.(1) FDA will use this plan to communicate strategies FDA will follow for using PDUFA IV drug safety resources; communicate our current...

NSCL 2008 Prescription Drug State Legislation

A bipartisan organization, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NSCL) website provides another highly useful resource where a lot of timely and important information is collected, pulled together and compared from pending and passed bills of the 50 States +...

Knowledge is Power

New York has updated and expanded its prescription drug pricing website. The website is easy to use and should help consumers make smarter choices about where to fill their prescriptions. The site gives pricing by pharmacy name and location for...

"PoliGraph" Your Position on Health Care Reform

The Washington Post has an interesting interactive accompanying an article today on where each presidential candidate stands on health care issues, including health care reform, the uninsured, drug prices, and others. See who you line up with on the major...

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