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Executive Health Management

Only Half of Physicians Use Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

2015 02 Mar

State databases that monitor prescription medications to prevent the abuse and misuse of controlled substances are used by only half of physicians, despite widespread awareness of such programs. According to a new national survey, barriers include difficulties in database usability and limited interactions across state borders. The study has been published... Read more

Executive Health Management

Pressure To Prescribe: More Antibiotics Ordered Where Physicians Compete With Clinics

2015 25 Feb

Wealthier areas of the US have more antibiotic prescriptions written per capita, where there is greater competition among care providers, according to new research from Johns Hopkins. Patients in such areas may be more able and likely to shop for physicians who are willing to write a prescription. As a result, doctors’ offices compete with retail medical... Read more