The Bucks County Health Department set up a pandemic drill to practice providing flu shots to large numbers of residents in a short amount of time. Utilizing the efficiency of ‘drive-thru’ concept, this practice drill was able to offer 10,000 people with a flu shot in a 6 hour period and over 20% were provided with free flu shots.
A new program, which provides a monetary incentive to patients to take their medication, is being studied in Philadelphia.
One of the biggest risks to consumers is when they are told that herbal supplements can replace their prescription meds.
So say U.S. researchers after conducting a study.
Some Democrats have attacked drugmakers as the U.S. Congress works on an overhaul of U.S. healthcare system, reports Reuters.
…that the more you worry about a new medication, the more likely you are to experience side effects?
Johnson & Johnson, for example, has created an iPhone app for diabetic patients.
But drug companies say they are having to raise prices to maintain the profits necessary to invest in research and development of new drugs as the patents on many of their most popular drugs are set to expire over the next few years, reports the New York Times.
Generic drugs prices are falling, but many consumers are taking their more expensive counterparts.
One of the chief’s decisions is that the FDA will no longer require all warning letters be reviewed by the agency’s top lawyer before being sent to manufacturers.