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Karen P H Mattos, Marília B Visacri, Júlia C F Quintanilha, Gustavo R Lloret, Maria A Cursino, Anna S Levin, Carlos E Levy, Patricia Moriel
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the impact of two resolutions to restrict antibiotic use (RDCs no. 44/2010 and 20/2011) in the Campinas metropolitan area (Sao Paulo, Brazil) on antibiotic consumption, resistance rates, and trends in Escherichia coli-causing community-acquired urinary tract infection (UTI). METHODS: The annual retail sale information of antibiotics from drugstores in the Campinas metropolitan area between 2008 and 2012 were obtained through the Intercontinental Medical Statistics Health of Brazil...
September 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
Carolina Gomes Freitas, Michael Walsh, Álvaro Nagib Atallah
BACKGROUND: Warfarin is a commonly used anticoagulant. Whether a given dose of the different formulations of Brazilian warfarin will result in the same effect on the international normalized ratio (INR) is uncertain. The aim of the WARFA trial is to determine whether the branded and two generic warfarins available in Brazil differ in their effect on the INR. METHODS: WARFA is a cross-over RCT comparing three warfarins. The formulations tested are the branded Marevan® (Uniao Quimica/Farmoquimica) and two generic warfarin (manufactured respectively by Uniao Quimica Farmaceutica Nacional and Laboratorio Teuto Brasileiro)...
June 7, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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January 2016: Health After 50 with Scientific American Consumer Health
Paula Lopez-Trigo, Nile M Khanfar, Sarah Alameddine, Catherine Harrington
CVS Health has taken a strategic marketing move by banning tobacco sales. They risk losing customers who buy medications and cigarettes at their drugstores. They estimate they will lose 2 billion dollars by banning cigarette sales. CVS Health believes they will benefit from being regarded as health care partner by insurers and banning cigarette sales is an important step in being recognized as such. The Affordable Care Act expanded access to pharmacy-based medical clinics, increased affordability of medications, and expanded the clinical role of pharmacists...
2015: Health Marketing Quarterly
Emanuele Amorim Alves, Jean-Paul Cornelis Grund, Carlos Manuel Afonso, Annibal Duarte Pereira Netto, Félix Carvalho, Ricardo Jorge Dinis-Oliveira
"Krokodil" is the street name for the homemade injectable mixture that has been used as a cheap substitute for heroin. Its use begun in Russia and Ukraine and nowadays is being spread over several other countries. Desomorphine is the semi-synthetic opioid claimed to be the main component of krokodil and considered to be responsible for its psychoactive characteristics. The starting materials for desomorphine synthesis are codeine tablets, alkali solutions, organic solvent, acidified water, iodine and red phosphorus, all of which are easily available in retail outlets, such as supermarkets, drugstores, etc...
April 2015: Forensic Science International
Christine K Cassel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 23, 2012: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Pat Pollert, Darla Dobberstein, Ronald Wiisanen
Who among us has not heard of the retail-based clinic concept? Retail-based clinics have been springing up across the country in Target, Walmart, grocery stores, drugstores, and shopping malls. Due to multiple marketplace issues, others who have not traditionally been providers of healthcare saw an opportunity to meet the consumer's demand. Do retail and healthcare mix, and can this model be successful? MeritCare Health System in Fargo, ND made the decision to embrace and experiment with this new emerging consumerism model...
2008: Frontiers of Health Services Management
James U Adelman, Leon C Adelman, Marshall C Freeman, Randal L Von Seggern, Jaclyn Drake
OBJECTIVE: To provide medication price data and cost-reducing strategies for the acute treatment of migraine. METHODS: Retail prices for common acute care medications were found at Cost-reduction tactics were obtained from literature searches and clinical experience. RESULTS: Several strategies can reduce cost without sacrificing treatment outcome. In mild to moderate migraine, low-priced nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can be used as first-line medications due to their proven efficacy and favorable tolerability...
March 2004: Headache
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