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  • Big Pharma’s Drug Assistance Programs: Harmless Charity? [hide all summaries]
    (March 2015)
    Pharmaceutical companies market patient assistance programs as a goodwill solution to assist patients who are struggling to pay for expensive prescription drugs. Find out why these programs may encourage physicians to prescribe more expensive drugs instead of less expensive, equally effective alternatives, including generic products.
  • Drug Mix-Ups [hide all summaries]
    (June 2011)
    This article lists 355 drugs with names that are often confused with similar-sounding drug names. Find out what you can do to prevent getting the wrong drug.
  • Black Box Warning for ENBREL (etanercept) [hide all summaries]
    (June 2008)
    Etanercept, an effective disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD), now joins adalimubab (HUMIRA) and inflixamib (REMICADE) to be the third of the arthritis disease-modifying drugs (see discussion on the following page about disease-modifying drugs) to receive a black box warning concerning infections, calling for TB testing and, if positive, TB treatment before starting these drugs. For some people, the potential benefit of etanercept outweighs the risk of infections, including the very small risk of TB infection. The article also discusses a fourth DMARD and the precautions we advise for its use.

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