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Bridging the Gap: How Drug Indications Can Improve Patient Care

Corporate Perspective, Information Systems
Monday, March 27, 2017
by Christine Cheng, PharmD

Regardless of the healthcare setting, the “reason for use” for a medication is essential to evaluating a prescription or drug order. With the growth of electronic health records, computerized physician order entry and electronically transmitted prescriptions, it would seem that associating a drug indication with each prescription is finally feasible. Read More

Surgical Implements

FDB Enters the World of Medical Device Knowledge with the FDB Prizm™ Platform

Transformational Change, Information Systems
Thursday, February 2, 2017
by Patrick Lupinetti, JD

Despite their many similarities as regulated medical products, drugs and medical devices have for years presented stark differences in how people obtain information about them. All that is changing, though. With the commencement of required Unique Device Identifier (UDI) listings in 2014 – think of UDIs as the NDCs for devices – medical devices are now headed down the path blazed by drugs. Read More

Multi-colored pills in hands

Why are Artificial Colorants Added to Drugs? It's Not a Black and White Issue

Corporate Perspective, FDA
Monday, December 12, 2016
by Patrick Lupinetti, JD

A recent article in The New York Times on the food industry’s search for natural food dyes, “Brand New Hue,” prompted a fair question: why are artificial colorants added to drugs? For they are, in abundance. Read More

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