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The changing landscape

The changing landscape of pharmaceutical medicineExamine the sweeping changes taking place in pharmaceutical medicine including a new code of conduct, federal regulations and industry changes designed to improve drug companies' standards and elevate their performance.

Now available without

Now available without a prescription - FDA makes more drugs over-the-counter - includes related articles on Nicotrol and RogaineFor those who yearn to break their cigarette addiction but don't fancy a trip to the doctor's office, the ability to get the nicotine patch without a physician's prescription may be just what the doctor ordered.

FDA ensures equivalence

FDA ensures equivalence of generic drugs - Food and Drug Administration - includes related articles on bioequivalency and filling prescriptionsWhen Stuart Addison goes to the pharmacy in Margate, Fld., he has the pharmacist fill his prescriptions with generic drugs. Addison. a retired federal government auditor, is one of many Americans who are choosing genetics when they buy drugs.

Pharmaceutical industry issues

Pharmaceutical industry issues its plan for voluntary clinical trials registryIn the face of bad publicity and impending restrictions, trade groups representing pharmaceutical companies have proposed a voluntary plan for using a clinical trials registry as well as results databases by midyear.
Newspapers highlight benefits of new drugs, ignore risks

The information we get on new prescription drugs from a major and trusted source of information - daily newspapers.

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Case studies of Big Pharma's sharp practice: Turf wars - Health Hazard

UNTIL 1999 pharma giant Novartis enjoyed a monopoly for the drug cyclosporine, used to prevent organ rejection in kidney, liver and heart transplant patients.

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Medical societies accused of being beholden to the drugs industry - News - Statistical Data Included

Some prestigious medical organisations are coming under criticism for being too beholden to the pharmaceutical industry for their income.

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Prime Therapeutics Offers Reliable and Timely Drug News on its Web Site; Drug Topics and Breaking Pharmaceutical News Available to the Public

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Prime Therapeutics LLC, a pharmacy benefit solutions company, offers the Prime Drug Insights(SM) suite of intelligence tools via its web site at no charge to the public.

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