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Ministry phases out handwritten doctor’s prescriptions

7,000 deaths worldwide result from illegible handwriting. The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued a circular that private medical facilities can no longer issue handwritten prescriptions and instead must give electronic or printed versions. The deadline for implementing the

Oregon measure would post corporate costs for priciest drugs

Prescription drug companies could be forced to divulge development costs for their products in Oregon under a proposal advancing in the state House. Drug companies would be required to disclose the costs for developing, manufacturing, marketing and distributing their most expensive

4 Free Online Drug Information Resources for Your Patients

It is important for patients to have accurate and reputable drug information resources at their disposal. Direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) by pharmaceutical manufacturers through television, print ads, and the computer has become prevalent throughout the United States.1  There is mixed evidence regarding whether