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Drug questions - should I ask GP or pharmacist?

I just started seeing a rheumatologist for my ankylosing spondylitis. She suggested a long term NSAID rather than just taking ibuprofen as I had been doing. She prescribed two options: diclofenac, which I tried, and Indomethacin, which I have not yet tried. I have questions about the new drug before I start it but my rheumatologist won't be able to respond for about a month. Should I see my family doctor or a pharmacist with questions about the new meds? Are either likely to be really familiar with a random medication?
posted by Naib on Dec 5, 2013 - 12 answers

Prescription assistance from drug companies--what's the catch?

What do pharmaceutical manufacturers get out of "assistance" programs? Why would they give away expensive products for free or at a drastically reduced cost? [more inside]
posted by corey flood on Jul 15, 2013 - 23 answers

How can I locate pharmaceutical sales or use data for individual drugs?

I am hoping to locate present and historical sales or usage figures for various prescription drugs, and I am not sure where to start. I'm trying to use the data to get a sense of how many people were using a particular drug at different times; I just figured sales volume would be a good indication. For me, rough numbers would be fine. Paying for the data may be an option (especially if it is not too expensive), but I was hoping to find some good free resources. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Market share data for different drugs in a particular class would be similarly useful, especially to the extent that I can also find overall sales or use volume for the overall drug class.
posted by dredge on Feb 28, 2013 - 1 answer

Low cost bipolar ADD meds in US

Low cost bipolar ADD meds available in the US? [more inside]
posted by jchinique on Sep 5, 2012 - 6 answers

Cash Flow: Susan G. Komen, financial implications, patent law.

Let's assume Susan G. Komen has found an all-encompassing cure for [breast] cancer. Who owns the rights to the patent? [more inside]
posted by aca.int on Feb 4, 2012 - 8 answers

Ask your doctor about Prosilogroxycinisilovert to see if it may be right for you.

How do they come up with brand names for drugs? [more inside]
posted by holterbarbour on Mar 7, 2011 - 14 answers

Eat my bagels, and prescribe my drugs!

Please help me find a doctor who is not influenced by the pharmaceutical industry! [more inside]
posted by Geckwoistmeinauto on Apr 9, 2010 - 15 answers

Video of the old Lifetime pharmaceutical "show"?

Where can I watch video of the pharmaceutical "show" that used to appear on the Lifetime channel late at night years ago? [more inside]
posted by 1001 questions on Mar 2, 2010 - 0 answers

What's being sold in this ad featuring a photographer?

I'm looking for a pharmaceutical commercial that's been airing recently that features a middle-aged professional photographer. [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Feb 1, 2010 - 2 answers

pharmaceutical patents

For the patent lawyers in the house... If a pharmaceutical company creates a me-too drug, (i.e. a drug that offers no improvement over the existing drug in its class--for instance claritin, allegra, zyrtec, etc.) is their burden of proof in the patent process that their drug is "better than placebo" or that it is "as good as the pre-existing drug in the class?"
posted by mert on Jan 16, 2010 - 9 answers

Is passing out yesterday still an emergency today?

Where to get 2nd medical opinion as soon as reasonably possible about the medications one is prescribed by county hospital in Dallas? [more inside]
posted by DB Cooper on Dec 15, 2009 - 7 answers

I could almost handle the headaches, but I can I handle the stupids?

Tips & tricks for adapting to the side effects of Topamax (topiramate) for a full-time office worker & part-time grad student? [more inside]
posted by onshi on Nov 23, 2009 - 14 answers

Best micriobiology textbook for self-teaching?

What is the best microbiology textbook for a non-microbiologist scientist who works in the pharma industry with antibiotic products? [more inside]
posted by Punctual on Nov 14, 2008 - 6 answers

Side effect may include braintooth

I have noticed that TV ads for prescription drugs that feature actors directly addressing you always (?) have the voice track lip-synched. The audio is obviously different from what would have been recorded originally, and this seems to be consistent. Why is this? A friend suggested this somehow avoids some FDA regulation about endorsing drugs. This is in the USA.
posted by adamrice on Sep 18, 2008 - 9 answers

Pharmaceutical sales reps - unburden your souls!

What's it like to be a drug rep? [more inside]
posted by ebellicosa on Sep 9, 2008 - 10 answers

Career counseling for science types

From time to time, I help my liberal arts type friends with resume writing, job hunting and interview coaching. I've now had a scientist ask me for help. How can I help her best? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2008 - 1 answer

Can I work as a writer or medical liaison at a corporation, and pursue freelance journalism, simultaneously? Or would this be a conflict of interest?

Can I work as a writer or medical liaison at a corporation, and pursue freelance journalism, simultaneously? Or would this be a conflict of interest? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 8, 2008 - 4 answers

Most read pharmaceutical magazines in the UK

What magazines and publications do people working in the pharmaceutical industry in the UK read?
posted by celine on Oct 13, 2007 - 2 answers

How seriously are drug companies researching alternative medicine?

How do I find out what percentage of pharmaceutical research is directed towards 'natural remedies' and how much is directed towards 'typical' scientific research? [more inside]
posted by fsmontenegro on Jan 2, 2007 - 8 answers

Marketing drugs

I recall reading an article about the marketing side of prescription drugs. How the name, color, and shape of the pills are arrived at from a marketing point of view, specifically tailored to elicit response in the pill takers. Ring any bells?
posted by sharksandwich on Oct 2, 2006 - 1 answer

Is indomethacin still being manufactured?

(Note: I'm in the US) My pharmacist this week was unable to fill my prescription for indomethacin. I was able to find it at another pharmacy; but several pharmacies are out of it and my regular pharmacist says that the manufacturer has stopped making it. Does anyone have any information about this? [more inside]
posted by Ethereal Bligh on May 10, 2006 - 16 answers

Sex, Drugs, Stock and Rolls and rolls of cash

Medical professionals can buy shares in pharmaceutical companies. Is this good for my health? (Both my medical and economic health) [more inside]
posted by verisimilitude on Dec 13, 2005 - 16 answers

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