More Antibiotics Being Prescribed Via Telemedicine

More Antibiotics Being Prescribed Via Telemedicine

Telemedicine is a concept that’s inching its way into the mainstream of healthcare provision in the US. With telemedicine, the physician and the patient are not physically in the same room, but communicate by phone, video conference, or some other ...

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How Effective is Xenical?

How Effective is Xenical?

Xenical is a prescription weight loss drug that was developed in 1983 by Swiss scientists at Hoffman-LaRoche. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xenical in 1999 for sale in the United States. In 2011, the drug accounted for ...

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New Push by Raleigh Drug Company for ‘Female Viagra’

New Push by Raleigh Drug Company for ‘Female Viagra’

Raleigh, NC pharmaceutical maker Sprout Pharmaceuticals plans new clinical studies to address concerns of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the safety and effectiveness of the drug flibanserin. The trials are expected to conclude before the end of ...

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Argentine Soccer Players Turn to Viagra for Boost

Argentine Soccer Players Turn to Viagra for Boost

Viagra, Pfizer’s blockbuster drug for erectile dysfunction, works by relaxing smooth muscle tissues that line blood vessels, thus improving blood flow. Viagra started out as an experimental drug for heart problems before ever being considered as a treatment for ED. ...

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The Bumpy Road Ahead for Telemedicine Regulations

The Bumpy Road Ahead for Telemedicine Regulations

By the year 2018, the global market for telemedicine is expected to grow by more than a factor of ten, with worldwide revenue for telemedicine expected to grow from $440.6 million to $4.5 billion by then. Whereas only 350,000 patients ...

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Medicare Might Expand for Telemedicine

Medicare Might Expand for Telemedicine

More telemedicine services are expected to become available to Medicare patients in 2015. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Studies (CMS) defines telemedicine for its purposes as the provision of healthcare services using multimedia equipment including at a minimum, both ...

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Telemedicine Helping with Injured Workers

Telemedicine Helping with Injured Workers

Telemedicine can be used to treat workers injured on the job, particularly in rural areas, providing quicker evaluation and potentially reducing the costs paid by employers and workers’ compensation insurers. Telemedicine is remote, virtual interaction among two or more parties, ...

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