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Brand Name or Generic?- Search the ORANGE BOOK of FDA approved bioequivalence

Click here to search the ORANGE BOOK Under the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act of 1984, manufacturers seeking approval to market a generic drug product must submit data demonstrating that the drug product is bioequivalent to the pioneer (innovator) drug product. A major premise underlying the 1984 law is that bioequivalent drug products are therapeutically equivalent and, therefore, interchangeable.(MORE)

A Doctor's Bonus Could Also Help the Patients (New York Times)

Offering financial incentives to doctors, as Hill Physicians has done through its bonus program, is an effort to shift the focus toward better patient care management.(MORE)

Kaiser discloses doctor's compensation and guidelines

Kaiser Permanente said yesterday that it would publish on its Web site the guidelines developed and used by Kaiser's doctors for treatment of hundreds of diseases. Kaiser also agreed to share with the public information about the way it pays doctors, including financial incentives.(MORE)

Mountain Health Care ordered to dissolve

By Clarke Morrison
POSTED: Dec. 13, 2002 10:45 p.m.

ASHEVILLE - The U.S. Justice Department on Friday ordered an Asheville-based physicians network to cease operations and dissolve, saying the organization had engaged in price- fixing...(MORE)

Doctors rated online for patients

By W. Adams
POSTED: Jan. 01, 2003

Call it a twist or a trend, one health care organization is providing a new service to its patients. (MORE)

BCBSNC Offers Physicians Technology

CHAPEL HILL -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) is making good on its claim "Innovative Health Care Designed Around You," by offering physicians access to its up-to-date drug formulary through ePocrates Rx TM.(MORE)