Prescription Drugs

Higher Drug Cost Causes Stronger Nocebo Effect

Higher Drug Cost Causes Stronger Nocebo Effect

Nocebo hyperalgesia was stronger when the treatment was labeled as an expensive medication versus a cheap medication.

Illegal Online Drug Sale Crackdown by FDA, Interpol

Illegal Online Drug Sale Crackdown by FDA, Interpol

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The Food and Drug Administration, in partnership with Interpol, has cracked down on over 500 websites that illegally sell potentially dangerous, unapproved medications to US consumers.

Long-Term Opioid Rx Use Skyrocketed Between 1999 and 2014

Long-Term Opioid Rx Use Skyrocketed Between 1999 and 2014

Long-term opioid prescription use increased threefold during a 16-year period between 1999 and 2014.

Opioid Tapering: Importance of Following Professional Guidelines

Opioid Tapering: Importance of Following Professional Guidelines

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At PAINWeek, Dr Hah focused on the risks of long-term opioid use for chronic noncancer pain and reviewed guidelines regarding the tapering of these medications.

Generic Drugs Price Changes Raise Market Competition Levels

Generic Drugs Price Changes Raise Market Competition Levels

Market competition levels are associated with changes in the price of generic drugs.

Comprehensive Initiative Positively Impacts Opioid Prescribing

Comprehensive Initiative Positively Impacts Opioid Prescribing

After a comprehensive initiative to curb opioid prescribing, researchers identified reductions in all tracked outcomes, including a 30% decrease in prescribing opioids at high doses.

Former Pharma Reps Recruited by Health Insurers to Cut Costs

Former Pharma Reps Recruited by Health Insurers to Cut Costs

Health insurers are recruiting former pharmaceutical company representatives to educate doctors and help save money on prescription medications.

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