Several questions asked by the Kaiser Family Foundation poll followed this formula: "I'm going to read you a list of things some people have said about allowing the federal government to use its buying power to negotiate with drug companies to try to get a lower price for prescription drugs for people on Medicare, and I'd like you to tell me whether you agree or disagree with each of these statements.
As it happens, existing government negotiating practices with healthcare providers and drug makers are not the fabulous models suggested by advocates.
A 2004 online survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the California HealthCare Foundation revealed that consumer reactions to increasing drug costs should also be a major concern for plan sponsors.
Unlike traditional drugs, biologics do not currently have a Food and Drug Administration review and approval process for biogeneric drugs once the innovator drug's patent has expired.
Some changes in the brain and in functioning may be reversible when drug
use stops, but other changes appear to be either permanent or very long-lasting, leading to persistent deficits in memory and motor coordination (National Institute on Drug
Abuse, 2001; Tapert & Schweinsburg, 2005).
A March survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management found that 84 percent of the 454 employers contacted said they conduct pre-employment drug
testing; 39 percent do random drug
tuberculosis strains isolated, underwent antimicrobial drug
susceptibility testing in the system.
The reason these drugs
require a prescription is that they are powerful medications," says Wilson Compton, MD, director of the Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research, at the National Institute on Drug
Heartburn, on the other hand, is; but, unfortunately for Glaxo, most people considered heartburn nothing more than one of the wages of overindulgence, treatable with an over-the-counter remedy or a little more self-control at the dinner table--not with a prescription drug
There isn't any one reason girls take pills, but the fact that most families have at least some type of drug
, whether over-the-counter or prescribed, so easily accessible in their medicine cabinets is a gigantic influence.
The draft guidance outlines the risk assessment procedure for new active pharmaceutical substances, their metabolites, and possibly excipients (the inert substances in which a drug
is delivered) if they are deemed similar to chemicals with known adverse environmental effects.
If the drug
were available over the counter, she says, she would buy it.
Saquinavir did not cause many side effects, mainly because the drug
was poorly absorbed and in comparison to the other 2 protease inhibitors, did not produce as large a viral load reduction.
Two well-timed doses of a single drug
, nevirapine--one dose going to the woman as she begins labor and the other going to the infant within the first 3 days of life-can substantially cut a newborn's risk.
an investigational new drug
application (IND) is submitted to the Food and Drug
Administration seeking permission to begin the heavily regulated process of clinical testing in human subjects.