Do Generic Medications Hurt Patients?

Do Generic Medications Hurt Patients?

A gift to Big Pharma this week as a study appearing in Circulation Cardiovascular Quality Outcomes appears to show that the introduction of generic drugs is associated with a spike in adverse events. For the video version, click here.

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What the Market Will Bear: Doc-to-Doc on Skyrocketing Drug Prices with Dr. Umesh Khot

What the Market Will Bear: Doc-to-Doc on Skyrocketing Drug Prices with Dr. Umesh Khot

Dr. Umesh Khot is the Vice-Chairman of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic and the author of a research letter in the New England Journal of Medicine examining the effects of the astronomical price increases of isoproteronol and nitroprusside. In this doc-to-doc interview, Dr. Khot discusses the reasons the prices increased, the effects that had on utilization of the drugs, and the implications this has more broadly in our healthcare system.

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Limiting Pharma Rep's Access to Docs (Surprise!) Reduces Prescriptions

Limiting Pharma Rep's Access to Docs (Surprise!) Reduces Prescriptions

Significant barriers are placed between pharmaceutical companies and physicians to avoid conflict-of-interest. But do strict policies preventing pharmaceutical marketing to physicians actually limit prescriptions? For the video version, click here.

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