Prescribing Information

Studies point to a need for better physician-patient communication

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An adherence study found that when doctors laid out the whys and hows of prescribed medications, patients were more likely to take them. Other reports suggest that the communication gap is about more than the medication— including such factors as pricing, a desire for control, and undisclosed medical information.

Big Pharma pilots single-page drug info sheet

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Three drugmakers teamed up with Catalina Health to design prescription-information sheets patients will actually read and understand.

Company news: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and WorldOne

Lippincott builds out its Nursing Advisor and WorldOne adds a patient-insight component.

Data firms get a little help from their friends in Supreme Court case

Data firms get a little help from their friends in Supreme Court case

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The data mining firms fighting for their right to sell physician data got an assist as a host of big names, including a pair of former Health and Human Services secretaries, filed 16 supportive amicus briefs with the Supreme Court.

Federal appeals court overturns Vermont data ban

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A federal appeals court on Tuesday reversed a district court ruling that limited the use of prescriber-identifiable data in Vermont, signaling a victory for plaintiffs IMS Health, SDI and Wolters Kluwer Health.

FDA looks beyond balance in study of efficacy info

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Having analyzed the presentation of risk information in DTC ads and product labeling, FDA is looking at how the potential benefits of prescription drugs are communicated.

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