Pharmaceuticals constitute one of the leading in industries in the United States. Yet, the public is often unaware of how their marketing works. As a heavily regulated industry, they have to follow various policies and laws. Marketing of drugs require full disclosure, as you’d expect, for informed decisions. But who do they market it to, […]
The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA), representing pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), is challenging two new laws recently passed in North Dakota. The suit alleges that the laws would “threaten patient safety” and “increase prescription drug costs for the state’s employees, consumers and Medicare enrollees,” according to PCMA’s press release. The suit was filed Tuesday, July […]
Parental alcohol or drug abuse has adverse impacts on the happiness, safety, and health of children. The biggest concern is that overuse of drugs, illegal drug activity, and exposure to alcohol can have severe consequences.
Opioids are powerful painkillers that are often prescribed to the patients suffering from excruciating pain. However, substance-abusers crush these narcotic painkillers and consume the pulverized formulation to attain the maximum effects of the drug. Sometimes, the effects of the crushed medication are also compared to a similar level of euphoria as that of heroin. Opioid […]
A myriad of socio-economic factors has created disparity in the healthcare access in the rural areas, and numerous problems are faced by rural communities and the healthcare providers.. Therefore, National Governors Association (NGA) announced on 30th March 2017 that seven states of the USA will participate in a learning collaborative initiative that will help in […]
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, approximately 14,000 North Dakotans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and the figure is expected to escalate to 16,000 by 2025. In fact, a recent article claims that Alzheimer’s is the third leading cause of death in North Dakota, making it the state with the highest death rate from Alzheimer’s in America. […]