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A New Electronic Monitoring Device to Measure Medication Adherence: Usability of the Helping Hand™ Electronic Monitoring in Medication Adherence Measurement. Poor adherence with prescribed therapy often results in decreased efficacy, annoying for patient both and physician.

Electronic Monitoring in Medication Adherence Measurement

Negative health improvement adds extensive costs to the healthcare system. Thus, physicians need to carefully examine medication adherence before investigating possible pharmacologic reasons for drug failure or initiating alternative treatments and special diagnostic tests. Documenting medication adherence can also help with the development of new drugs and establishing optimized treatment regimens. Reliable distinction between non-adherence and nonresponse is a new issue for medicine, the pharmaceutical industry and its regulators.

Investigation of adherence patterns has been established on evidence-based clinical and biostatistical research agendas. Originally, the term ‘compliance’ was used to describe how a patient adheres to a recommended therapy plan. List of pharmacies. This article is a list of major pharmacies (also known as chemists and drugstores) by country.

List of pharmacies

Australia[edit] API brands[edit] Sigma brands[edit] Amcal – formerly the Allied Master Chemists of Australia LimitedGuardian Pharmacies Symbion brands[edit] Chains[edit] Brazil[edit] These are the biggest drugstore companies in Brazil by revenue: Brasil PharmaDrogarias DPSPPague MenosProfarmaRaiaDrogasil. Prevalence and correlates of medication non-adherence among kidney transplant recipients more than 6 months post-transplant: a cross-sectional study. Medische hulpmiddelen (93/42/EG) De richtlijn Medische Hulpmiddelen (93/42/EG) heeft als doel om wet- en regelgeving voor medische hulpmiddelen binnen de Europese Unie te harmoniseren.

Medische hulpmiddelen (93/42/EG)

De richtlijn is een zogenaamde "nieuwe aanpak"-richtlijn en zodoende is een fabrikant verantwoordelijk voor het voldoen van zijn producten aan de richtlijn alvorens deze kunnen worden verhandeld binnen de Europese Economische Ruimte (EER). De eisen in de richtlijn hebben betrekking op de veiligheid en gezondheid van patiënten en gebruikers. Understanding ISO 13485. ISO 13485: 2003 represents the requirements that medical device manufacturers must incorporate into their management systems.

Understanding ISO 13485

The current document supersedes its 1996 incarnation as well as EN 46001, EN 46002 and ISO 13488. Though based on ISO 9001, 13485 removes 9001’s emphasis on continual improvement and customer satisfaction. In its place is an emphasis on meeting regulatory as well as customer requirements, risk management and maintaining effective processes. Today, some medical device manufacturers are requiring their sub-tier suppliers to attain ISO 13485 certification. Source: Ticona Polymers Inc. ISO 13485: 2003 represents the requirements that medical device manufacturers must incorporate into their management systems. Though based on ISO 9001, 13485 removes 9001’s emphasis on continual improvement and customer satisfaction. Issues and Trends. ISO & CE prijzen.

Apotheken groei. Het aantal apotheekvestigingen nam in 2011 per saldo met zeventien toe, nadat het aantal apotheken in 2010 nagenoeg gelijk was gebleven.

Apotheken groei

Dit komt neer op een toename van 0,8%. Gerelateerd aan het toename van het geneesmiddelgebruik is deze toename beperkt. De hoeveelheid verstrekte geneesmiddelen per apotheek, uitgedrukt in standaarddagdoseringen (DDD), steeg namelijk met 3,5%. Apotheken 2012. Nederland telt circa 2.000 openbare apotheken.

Apotheken 2012

Tot en met 2008 was er sprake van een jaarlijks sterke groei in aantal apotheken. Vanaf 2009 is de jaarlijkse groei beperkt. Het aantal openbare apotheken nam in 2012 voor het eerst af. Eind december telde Nederland 1.981 openbare apotheken. Dat zijn er zestien minder dan het jaar daarvoor, een daling van 8% (bron: SFK) Hypertension prescription drug prices and information - GoodRx. What is Hypertension?

Hypertension prescription drug prices and information - GoodRx

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, occurs when the pressure in the arteries is too high. This in turn makes it more difficult for the heart to pump blood throughout the body. There may be no symptoms, but in severe cases headache, lightheadedness, nausea or vomiting, and nosebleeds may occur. Treatment for hypertension includes diet and exercise, and taking medicine. Common drug classes prescribed to treat hypertension are beta blockers, ace inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, ARBs, loop diuretics, thiazide diuretics, central alpha agonists, aldosterone antagonists, arteriorlar vasodilators, catecholamine depletors, ACE inhibitor / calcium channel blocker combinations, ACE inhibitor / thiazide diuretic combinations, aldosterone antagonist / thiazide diuretic combinations, ARB / thiazide diuretic combinations, ARB / thiazide-like combinations, arteriolar vasodilator / thiazide diuretic combinations, and beta agonist / thiazide diuretic combinations.

Hypertension Noncompliance Solutions. Source: Getting patients to take their medicine Jessica Hopfield, Robert M.

Hypertension Noncompliance Solutions

US: The Epidemic of Noncompliance. 6 Chronic medication classes. Health literacy. Interest In Health Literacy Grows Two major newspaper stories in the past month addressed health literacy, one of the major causes of patient-clinician miscommunication, which in turn often leads to inadequate treatment plan execution, a phenomenon typically included under the aegis of patient compliance.

Health literacy

Sources: ‘Doctor-ese’ often stumps patients Jane E. Brody New York Times 4 Feb 2007 A Silent Epidemic Sandra G. The Points Made In These Articles Are Straightforward. Non-Adherence revenue loss. Fasen van therapieontrouw. Achtergrond bij onderwerp Therapietrouw Het onderwerp Therapietrouw bevat cijfers over hoe vaak chronische patiënten hun medicatie ophalen.

Fasen van therapieontrouw

Niet alle patiënten doen dat even regelmatig. Hierdoor kan het gebeuren dat zij bepaalde periodes geen geneesmiddelen in huis hebben.