1999 accreditation standards address public concerns, says NCQA
Leflunomide approved for rheumatoid arthritis; other drugs nearing approval
FDA licenses rotavirus vaccine for infants
IVIG shortage continues
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HCFA analysts say slow growth in health care spending is over; prescription drug costs will rise rapidly
Elderly may consume more health resources when formularies are more restricted
Compliance interventions make a difference, but focus should shift to patient outcomes
Organizations agree on tenets of palliative care
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Influencing physician prescribing through academic detailing with benchmarks
Giving patients privacy in the pharmacy
Proton-pump inhibitors in managed care
Considerations for long-term use of proton-pump inhibitors
Evaluation of gentamicin pharmacokinetics and dosing protocols in 195 neonates
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Proton-pump inhibitors in acid-related diseases
Oryx and performance measurement in home care
Mesalamine-associated pleural effusion with pulmonary infiltration
Noticeable difference in admixtures prepared from lorazepam 2 and 4 mg/mL
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