Choosing Between Generic And Brand Name Drugs

November 30, 2015

Understanding more about generic and brand name drugs could be good for your wallet and your health.

First, what’s the difference, anyway? Branded medicines result from years of research and major financial investments by pharmaceutical and biotech companies. These medicines are protected by patents. Generic drugs are copies of branded medicines, allowed after patents expire. Before a patent expires, no generic may be available.

Generics can be a smart option for many people, and the drugs may save them and the health care system money. However, some brand and generic medicines may have subtle differences, such as differences in the formulation or the amount of drug that enters the body.

Formulation Differences May Be Important

According to a recent survey sponsored by PriCara, a division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., among the 47 percent of pharmacists who recommended a brand name medication over its generic equivalent, 54 percent cited a formulation issue that could be important to a specific patient.

For instance:

- Branded medicines may have different formulations–such as being long-acting–that generic versions do not offer.

- For some critical dose drugs (such as some thyroid replacement drugs, anticoagulants, and anticonvulsants), a small change in the amount of drug that gets into the body–which can occur with generic drugs–can have significant health consequences.

“It’s very important that consumers talk to their pharmacists about health issues-particularly their medications,” explains Dr. Harold Silverman, consultant to PriCara, pharmacist and author of “The Pill Book.” “Doing so can clear up a number of misconceptions that could affect your health.”

Try these tips for talking to your pharmacist:

1. Ask for the name of the medicine you are prescribed and what it does.

2. Know how much medicine you should take, how often you should take it and for how long.

3. If a generic version of your medication is offered, ask if it might be different from the brand medicine and if it’s right for you.

4. Know what results you should expect.

5. Ask about side effects and, if the medicine does not work, how long you should wait until talking to your doctor about it.

6. Ask whether there is concern about taking the medicine with other medicines you are taking, even over-the-counter medicines or herbal and dietary supplements.

Learning More

You can find more information on medications at the Merck Manual online library at http://www.merck.com, in the Orange Book section of the FDA’s Web site at http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/, and in “The Pill Book.”

It’s important to understand your options with generic and brand name drugs.

Hospital Management Software Hospital Software Software Outsourcing

November 30, 2015

Chinar softech is a leading company in providing number one solution to the health care industry. We have designed complete hospital management software (Medigate) for the health care industry. We offer services to this industry from many years. Medigate is fully featured software and with these advanced features Medigate is capable of managing the hospital department completely and provide full support in dealing with all financial and non-financial activities.

We provide the solution to the administration of diversified sections like pharmacy, Outpatient Management, Inpatient Management, billing, healthcare product development and implementation to the health care industry.Medigate is customized and fully supported hospital software which allows user to customize it according to their own needs. We cover all the smallest and largest medical facility or medical services.

Our software consists of more than 20 modules and a user can easily extend it according to the requirements. Our experts have done a prolonged study of the functionalities of hospital management system and have developed this software accordingly. Our highly experienced software developers have put all the required inputs in developing this software even a minute detail is covered. This software is easy to deploy, easy to maintain, manage and expandable too.

This software is very affordable; it will definitely improve the profitability of your medical business. It is specially designed for multispecialty hospitals and clinics to deliver conceivable benefits. We have integrated all the related functionalities of hospitals and clinics in our software.Medigate will help to streamline all the processes related to the administration and the management of different hospital departments.

Our hospital software packages are widely accepted across the globe. People trust us because we have gained their trust through our continuous efforts. We are always intended to provide them the best product.

Chinar softech is also into the business of software outsourcing.We providing the top notch solution to our clients. Our dexterous and experienced professionals always strive to provide our clients the best product. May be on surface it looks easy to manage the hospitals and clinics bit in actual its not that much easy. Managing all the activities manually would be so hectic, so we have computerized all these activities by providing a software solution.

It will save your time and efforts. We offer the right blend of cost savings & dependability. By using our software development services, you are gaining a competitive advantage of high quality, cost effectiveness, time savings, state-of-the-art technologies and most importantly reliability. We are highly dedicated to our customers and clients and believe that the most important factor of our success is customer’s satisfaction. We are growing software Development Company in India providing Offshore Software Development Services & solutions.

Tips for Finding a Merchant Account That’s Right for Your Business

November 30, 2015

One aspect of internet marketing that many people don’t give enough attention to is the importance of finding a good merchant account. To ensure that you select a merchant account that’s ideal for your business, keep the three factors we’ll be discussing below in mind.

It’s essential that you make it a high priority to find a good merchant account, because if you want to sell products online, you’ll be depending on this to make sure your customer’s payments go through. So don’t be in too much of a hurry to pick a merchant account; do some comparison shopping before making a final choice. You want to select the service that perfectly suits your particular business, and it’s necessary to shop around to determine which one fits the bill. You have to consider the type of website, products and customers you have and find the service that will be right for your situation. Keep in mind all the factors that you’re looking for before committing to one. Look for a merchant account company that will exceed your expectations and give you really good customer service. You definitely do not want to choose a merchant account that will leave you hanging out to dry when you really need their help. If you get a feeling that they don’t really care about their customers or are taking them for granted then it’s better to skip it. You can usually find out about customer service by searching online for reviews and feedback and if what you find is a whole lot of negativity and complaints then you should use that as an excuse to choose a different company. One good way to explore the customer service of a company is to apply for an account and measure their response time. If they’re not giving a good response to their prospects, chances are high that they’d do the same for their customers – which means you need to be careful about who you go with.

Last but not the least; don’t commit to paying large amounts of fees every month. You want to be practical about the fees you pay, so you should pay attention to this factor before signing up.

Be careful about paying a lot for a company that isn’t giving you services that make it worth the cost. Yet you should also stay away from a company that tells you it can deliver everything you need at a price that seems too good to be true. In other words, you want to find a quality merchant account at a reasonable but realistic price.

In conclusion, the ability to accept payments in a hassle free manner is something that’s necessary for your website and business to flourish. Going for the right merchant account for your business is crucial, because in the long run your sales depend on it. Don’t settle for something less; always go for quality when choosing a merchant account, even if that means paying a bit more in fees.