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March 6th, 2013

The Influence of Medical School Gift Restrictions on Doctors’ Prescription Decisions

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A new study found that gift restrictions in medical schools resulted in graduates writing fewer prescriptions of newly marketed psychiatric medications compared with older, less expensive alternatives. Might this also translate to cardiovascular agents?


November 3rd, 2010

Do Your Patients Wait to Fill Their Plavix and Effient Prescriptions After Drug-Eluting Stent Implantation?

I recently read an article in the journal Circulation that contained an alarming finding about patients who receive drug-eluting stents. Apparently, 1 in 6 did not fill their clopidogrel prescriptions immediately after discharge from a hospital in one of three large integrated health care systems. The median delay was 3 days. Furthermore, during a median follow-up […]