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What’s Best When Choosing a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program?

Every time I visit my family physician, he asks the same question; "Still taking your statin?" Of course, the answer is "yes". But if the answer were "no", he would have no concerns other than for my heart health. Fortunately... Read more 

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Solid Organ Transplantation - Toward More Individualized, Proactive Patient Management

There are numerous challenges to achieving successful organ transplantation. Dr. Terry Strom, Director, Transplant Research Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses how more precise patient monitoring following transplantation could provide the basis for more individualized, and more proactive, therapy.... Read more 

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Hepatitis — Meeting the Challenge of an Epidemic

An estimated 5 million people in the United States - approximately 2 percent of the population - are infected with chronic hepatitis B (HBV) or hepatitis C (HCV). Yet, most are unaware of their infection until symptoms of liver cancer... Read more 

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HIV Tropism - Genotypic Testing Methods As A Screen For Co-Receptor Antagonist Therapy

The identification of HIV tropism has led to the introduction of a new class of HIV drugs ' co-receptor antagonists. Dr. Richard Harrigan, Director of the Research Laboratories at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, discusses the nature... Read more 

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Aspirin Resistance

Identifying Risk To Guide Patient Management Daily intake of low-dose aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) has been established as the standard of care in managing cardiovascular disease in the United States.1 While aspirin plays an important role in helping prevent cardiovascular events,... Read more 

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Allergic Disease

Strategies For Optimum Patient Management "Allergic disease is one of the most common and costly chronic diseases in both pediatrics and adults," says Dr. Linda Cox, Allergist in private practice in Ft. Lauderdale). "It's prevalent, it's rising and it represents... Read more 

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is the most common genetic cause of infant mortality, yet public awareness about this devastating disease remains low. Thomas Prior, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Neurology, and Director of Molecular Pathology at The Ohio State University,... Read more 

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Pediatric Diagnostics

Strategies for a Challenging Field Among the specific challenges of caring for pediatric patients are those related to diagnostic testing, in particular establishing accurate reference ranges (reference intervals) and the need to work with small sample volumes.1, 2 Dr Jon... Read more 

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Aspirin Resistance

Approaches for Optimizing Anti-Platelet Therapy Daily intake of low dose aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) has been established as the standard of care in managing cardiovascular disease in the U.S.1 While aspirin plays an important role in helping prevent cardiovascular events, a... Read more 

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Prescription Drug Abuse: Stemming the Tide of a New Epidemic

According to Robert Stutman, former special agent in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and one of the nation's top experts on drug abuse, we are in the midst of the worst drug epidemic seen in the U.S. in the... Read more