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What’s biotech compared with biopharmaceutical companies?

What’s biotech compared with biopharmaceutical companies?

Some crossover: Biotech companies mostly concentrate on biological molecules like antibodies as products for disease modification. Pharmaceutical companies mostly concentrate on chemicals that can be made in a laboratory. But pharm companies are constantly on the look for promising biotech companies to work with or buy to increase their product line. ...Read more

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Do biohair capsules by vindeca life sciences work?

Biohair: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Do pharma companies make more money selling generic or trade name cancer drug?

Do pharma companies make more money selling generic or trade name cancer drug?

Trade name: Trade name drugs are sold under a monopoly so the drug companies can recoup their investment in researching and developing a drug. Generic drugs are sold by competing companies once the original patent expires. The competition drives down prices and limits profits. ...Read more

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Is lipo ex fda approved"? I find many different opinions. Look here: http://www.Lipoadvisor.Com/lipo-ex theclarkfirmtexas.Com/

Is lipo ex fda approved"? I find many different opinions. Look here: http://www.Lipoadvisor.Com/lipo-ex 
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Yes, but...: Fda approval for medical devices means something quite different than it does for drugs. Fda device approval only requires a fairly minimal review. It does not entail the kind of detailed safety and effectiveness studies that are required for drugs. The fact that a device is fda approved means little about whether it works or is a good idea. ...Read more

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Which organizations offer drug/health pkans?

Which organizations offer drug/health pkans?

All insurers should: Major insurance companies have drug plans. The insurance companies can have their own plan, or contract with a separate company to run a drug plan. Other groups, such as aarp, may have a plan (but again, they contract with a separate company to run the plan). Plans have benefits for local retail pharmacies to handle short-term prescriptions, and mail-order pharmacies for 90-day prescriptions. ...Read more

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Does fda publish information on drug safety?

Does fda publish information on drug safety?

All the time: Yes, all the time. So does the cdc, the nih, and even the dea. Plus the manufacturers themselves are fairly exacting in their discussion of safety and side effects. ...Read more

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Are online matechmaker sites safe?

Safe sites: An online site isn't dangerous or safe. An online site simply is a forum to meet others. There will be people online just like people you meet at any social gathering place that are nice and others that are mean. It is your responsibility to be careful and "fully vet" someone new you meet. You can take precautions like only meeting in places that are open, crowded public spaces during the day. ...Read more

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Provide a website that lists health fraud products?

Fraud: Best site is www.Fda.Gov/forconsumers/protectyourself/healthfraud.

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How is the community health centers funded? Pro choicers?

How is the community health centers funded? Pro choicers?

Community health ctr: There are 2 separate questions here. I will provide info for one. Funding for community health centers varies. However, the federal government is one source of funding. You can read this article for the bigger picture: http://www.Hhs.Gov/recovery/programs/hrsa/index.Html. ...Read more

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International health insurance for a uk resident in uk?

International health insurance for a uk resident in uk?

On-line: International health insurance, typically with evacuation coverage, is a supplemental insurance policy to cover health expenses while traveling. There are many reputible companies who market their products online. The national health service advises: www.Nhs.Uk/nhsengland/healthcareabroad/pages/healthcareabroad.Aspx. Us state department: travel.State.Gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1470.Html. ...Read more

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For new innovations, what role has information technology played in improving healthcare industry?

For new innovations, what role has information technology played in improving healthcare industry?

Mhealth is Key: Legacy health it as cerner and epic systems in large hospitals have not been shown to reduce healthcare costs. They in fact were built for expensive fee for service healthcare. Emerging mhealth solutions have the potential to create drastic healthcare improvements as self care, chronic disease management, and permanent change all without even leaving your home. www.personalmedicineplus.com. ...Read more

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What is pharmacovigilance / drug safety?

What is pharmacovigilance / drug safety?

Adverse effects : Pharmacovigilance is the science of detecting collecting, monitoring, researching, assessing and evaluating adverse effects of medications, biological products, herbalism and traditional medicines. ...Read more

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Why don't pharmaceutical companies work on male contraception?

Why don't pharmaceutical companies work on male contraception?

I can guess: While i can't speak for drug companies, i can speak in general terms. A female is the one who has to bear the possible "burden" of an unwanted pregnancy, so female contraception tends to be the greater priority. ...Read more

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Is there a government-funded health insurance program that retired massachusetts town employees can take advantage of?

Is there a government-funded health insurance program that retired massachusetts town employees can take advantage of?

Medicare: Medicare is a federal government-funded health insurance program for elderly & disabled. MassHealth is MA's Medicaid, which is run by states for those w/lower incomes. Check out https://www.mahealthconnector.org/ for health insurance options as mandated by Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. ...Read more