Tag Archives: Prescriptions.

Lilly’s new migraine drug pulls ahead of Amgen in fierce battle for new prescriptions

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Eli Lilly and Co has pulled ahead in a three-way race with Amgen Inc and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd in attracting new patients to a new class of migraine drugs, and seeks to build on that advantage by stressing that its therapy can completely prevent headaches in a small percentage of patients.… Read More »

Cholesterol Managers Want to Double Statin Prescriptions

Cholesterol is found in nearly every cell in your body. This waxy substance is vital for optimal functioning of cell membranes, regulating protein pathways and supporting brain health, hormone levels and reducing your heart disease risk. Your body also uses cholesterol to manufacture vitamin D after being exposed to the sun. As Zoe Harcombe, Ph.D.,… Read More »

You should pick your nose — and eat it, too! And other prescriptions for a better immune system

Should you pick your nose? Don’t laugh. Scientifically, it’s an interesting question. Should your children pick their noses? Should your children eat dirt? Maybe: Your body needs to know what immune challenges lurk in the immediate environment. Should you use anti-bacterial soap or hand sanitizers? No. Are we taking too many antibiotics? Yes. “I tell… Read More »

NHS crackdown on silk garment prescriptions

NHS England has announced plans to curb the prescription of “low-priority” items like silk garments. There is limited evidence the clothing helps people with eczema and dermatitis enough to justify prescribing it, a consultation document says. Officials are proposing ending the routine prescription of eight items under plans aimed at saving £68m a year. Others… Read More »

Beyond Prescriptions: How Organizations Are Tackling All Aspects of Opioid Abuse

Ed Kopetsky, CIO, Stanford Children’s Health/Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital The timing couldn’t have been better. As leaders from the provider, vendor, and policy communities gathered in Washington, D.C. for the CHIME Advocacy Summit, a bill aimed at curbing opioid abuse was passed (quite overwhelmingly) by Senate. The legislation, which now goes to the White House,… Read More »