The Prescription As A Commodity

Prescribers must be aware that patients may visit their doctor to "get a prescription." Indeed, in an era when the time spent between physician and patient is ever shorter, patients may view a trip to the doctor that does not result in a new prescription as a failed visit or a lost opportunity. Similarly, physicians may feel that they have fulfilled their role if the patient leaves with a prescription. Physicians must be careful to educate their patients about the importance of viewing medicines as only to be used when really needed and that remaining on a particular medicine when their condition is stable may be preferable to seeking the newest medications available.

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Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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