Copayment cards are also available for popular biologics like Amgen’s etanercept (Enbrel) and Genentech’s erlotinib (Tarceva). A patient can go online and get a card for erlotinib that covers $4,000 of the copayment. There’s also $500 off the copay due on certolizumab (Cimzia), which UCB sells for the treatment of Crohn’s disease.
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Discount deals becoming a medical rage
But in the brave new worlds of Internet advertising and collective Internet buying, in which progressive discounts of 50% to 60% to even 70% or more are offered if a pre-set number of buyers sign on to a ‘deal’, it seems that medicine is rapidly returning to days of yore. An increasing number of daily discounts for medical services and
Sanitizing in Dry-Processing Environments Using Isopropyl
Clean stainless steel coupons and conveyor belt materials used in dry-processing environments were spot inoculated in the center of coupons (5 by 5 cm) with a six-serotype composite of Salmonella (approximately 10 log CFU/ml), subjected to IPAQuat sanitizer treatments with exposure times of 30 s, 1 min, or 5 min, and then swabbed for
Impact of environmental conditions on the survival of
Parallel experiments were conducted using clean and soiled coupons incubated under three temperatures. The die-off coefficient rates (K) were calculated using first-order exponential formula. For both parasites, the fastest die-off was recorded on fabric, followed by ceramic, formica, skin, and steel.
A Practical Approach to Filtering Facepiece Respirator
One group of coupons was inoculated with virus alone, and another group was inoculated with virus and soiling agents. It was found that viable virus was recovered from samples exposed to 0.5 J/cm 2 , but after increasing to 1.0 J/cm 2 and greater, no viable virus was detected [ 10 ••].
The Promotion and Marketing of OxyContin: Commercial
CONTROLLED DRUGS, WITH their potential for abuse and diversion, can pose public health risks that are different from—and more problematic than—those of uncontrolled drugs when they are overpromoted and highly prescribed. An in-depth analysis of the promotion and marketing of OxyContin (Purdue Pharma, Stamford, CT), a sustained-release oxycodone preparation, illustrates some of the key issues.
Actions for Healthy Eating
The food and physical activity choices made every day affect short- and long-being physically active may reduce the risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, term health and are directly related to weight outcomes. Eating right and diabetes, osteoporosis, certain cancers, and being overweight or obese (HHS and USDA, 2005). These diseases and conditions impact the individual and his or her
Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment Methods for
First, the biofilm is grown on coupons in the CDC reactor. After removal, the biofilm is treated with CV which clings to the bacteria surface until washed with ethanol. The absorbance (optical density) of the ethanol wash is measured at 600 nm as a surrogate for biofilm growth. scattered off the surface, i.e., a high energy, backscattered
Vincristine belongs to a group of drugs known as the vinca alkaloids. Vinca alkaloids are organic compounds made up of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen that derive from the periwinkle plant. These drugs block cell growth by stopping mitosis by interfering with microtubule polymerization. The FDA-approved indications of vincristine are acute lymphocytic leukemia, lymphoid blast crisis of
A QUALITATIVE INVESTIGATION OF CANCER SURVIVORSHIP
Five focus groups were conducted from February 2006–October 2007 with 31 women and 10 men. Disbelief, fear, sadness, strength, courage, faith, and hope were common reactions to diagnosis. Concerns about family/children, losing medical coupons, and feelings of depression/isolation were identified as challenges faced after diagnosis.
A guide for the design and conduct of self-administered
Potential respondents can be sent an electronic cover letter either with the initial or reminder questionnaires attached or with a link to the an Internet-based questionnaire. Alternatively, the cover letter and questionnaire can be posted on the Web. Incentives can also be provided electronically (e.g., online coupons, entry into a lottery).
When Everyone Wins
People who are stupid enough to get ripped off usually deserve it: 4.67 (0.59) 4.25 (0.79) 3.72 (0.88) Significantly different attitudes and values items (4 of 11) (1 = Agreement; 5 = Disagreement) M (SD) M (SD) M (SD) When customers get treated badly by store salespeople, they should expect it; after all, we are all human: 4.95 (0.23) 4.32 (0
A Supermarket Double-Dollar Incentive Program Increases
Objective: To carry out a pilot study to determine whether a supermarket double-dollar fruit and vegetable (F&V) incentive increases F&V purchases among low-income families. Design: Randomized controlled design. Purchases were tracked using a loyalty card that provided participants with a 5% discount on all purchases during a 3-month baseline period followed by the 4-month intervention.
Inhaled Antibiotics for Lower Airway Infections
Benefits were not sustained in the 3-month follow-up period off therapy (Table 2). A number of other inhaled antibiotics, such as nebulized liposomal amikacin, nebulized aztreonam lysine, and both nebulized ( 27 ) and dry powder forms ( 28 ) of ciprofloxacin, are being investigated in both phase 2 and 3 clinical trials in non-CF bronchiectasis
Evaluation of Compliance to National Nutrition Policies in
SDCs could seek partnerships with community entities, such as local grocery stores and nutrition experts, to help provide discounts/incentives (e.g., coupons) for healthy food and beverage purchases. Additionally, staff need to be made aware of current standards and be provided with opportunities to learn nutrition promotion skills and tips on
Microbial and Enzymatic Degradation of Synthetic Plastics
Degradation of plastics by microbial and/or enzymatic means (Figure 2) is a promising strategy to depolymerize waste petro-plastics into monomers for recycling, or mineralize them into carbon dioxide, water, and new biomass, with concomitant production of higher-value bioproducts (Grima et al., 2000; Montazer et al., 2019, 2020a).Biodegradation of plastics involves excretion of extracellular
Sildenafil citrate 100 mg starting dose in men with
Introduction: Sildenafil citrate 50 mg is the recommended starting dose for men with erectile dysfunction (ED); however, most men are later titrated to sildenafil 100 mg for improved efficacy. Aim: Assess the tolerability and efficacy of sildenafil initiated at the 100-mg dose in men with ED. Methods: Men with ED (score < or =25 on the Erectile Function domain of the International Index of
Recovery and chemical disinfection of foot-and-mouth
Compare parameters off FMDV and ASFV inactivation on porous and nonporous surfaces in quantitative carrier tests of a liquid chemical disinfectant. Methods and results: Concrete test coupons were fabricated from commercial and industrial sources and carbonated by exposure to 5% CO 2 in a humidified incubator, lowering the matrix pH.
Respondent-driven sampling to assess mental health
Using a cut-off score of ≥50, the PTSD Checklist-Civilian Version (PCL-C) assessed symptoms of PTSD. 28 Women were asked about suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. Owing to a programming error, 74 participants who reported ‘no’ to the first GAD-2 question were not asked the second question and were not considered to meet criteria for
Consumer product exposures associated with urinary
Kato K, Silva MJ, Needham LL, Calafat AM. Quantifying phthalate metabolites in human meconium and semen using automated off-line solid-phase extraction coupled with online SPE and isotope-dilution high-performance liquid chromatography--tandem mass spectrometry. Anal Chem. 2006; 78 (18):6651–6655. [Google Scholar]
History, Background, and Goals of the Supplemental
Meals On Wheels was specifically cited as eligible to accept coupons donated by these households on a voluntary basis. In 1973, the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act 26 eliminated the imported foods limitation; added plants and seeds as eligible foods; and allowed food coupons to be accepted by communal dining facilities for the disabled
YOUTH ACCESS TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS
At least 516 million packs of cigarettes per year are consumed by minors and at least half of those are illegally sold to minors.1 The average age when people first try smoking a cigarette is 14.5 years, and 88% of persons who have ever tried a cigarette have done so by age 18.2 The average age when people become a daily smoker is 17.7 years; of those who have ever smoked daily, 71% have done
Identification of volatile degradation products from
The aim of this study was to test and develop techniques for the detection and identification of volatile compounds released as degradation products by Baltic amber. During a preliminary investigation, the off-gassing of acidic volatiles was detected through the corrosion of lead coupons. The corros …
The effect of Sambucol, a black elderberry-based, natural
Sambucus nigra L. products - Sambucol - are based on a standardized black elderberry extract. They are natural remedies with antiviral properties, especially against different strains of influenza virus. Sambucol was shown to be effective in vitro against 10 strains of influenza virus. In a double-b …
Foulant Characteristics Comparison in Recycling Cooling
Peel off foulant from coupons and put it into a beaker. Add 50 mL buffer solution (2 mmol/L Na 3 PO 4, 4 mmol/L NaH 2 PO 4, 9 mmol/L NaCl, and 1 mmol/L KCl, pH = 10) into the beaker. Then dip 2 to 5 cotton swabs into the buffer solution and use them to scrub coupons back and forth. Put the swabs into the beaker also.
Roles for Cell Wall Glycopeptidolipid in Surface Adherence
The coupons were pulled out of the cartridge and extensively rinsed to remove nonadherent cells. Adherent cells were scraped off of the coupons with a rubber policeman and suspended in 10 ml of sterile water. After bead beating to disperse clumps as described above, replicate samples were serially diluted onto 7H10 agar plates. Ten replicates
Identification of volatile degradation products from
During a preliminary investigation, the off-gassing of acidic volatiles was detected through the corrosion of lead coupons. The corrosive compounds released by the material were then identified as formic acid and acetic acid by headspace solid-phase microextraction coupled …
Treating ecological deficit with debt: The practical and
2.1. Structure “Bonds are boring,” write Bigger and Millington (2019, p. 7), and this is generally thought to be one of their virtues.A bond is a traditional financial instrument that dates back to the 13th century prestiti (loans) issued by the Venetian government (Mobius, 2012).Bonds are used by corporate and governmental organisations to borrow money from the market.
Persistence and decontamination of Bacillus atrophaeus
Persistence of Bacillus atrophaeus subsp. globigii spores on corroded iron coupons in drinking water was studied using a biofilm annular reactor. Spores were inoculated at 10(6) CFU/ml in the dechlorinated reactor bulk water. The dechlorination allowed for observation of the effects of hydraulic she …
Surface Sampling of Spores in Dry-Deposition Aerosols
For each surface material, 10 coupons per swab type and 10 glass control coupons were laid down inside a class II type B2 biosafety cabinet. Each coupon received five 20-μl drops of a 10 7 /ml stock of BG spores. The coupons were allowed to dry inside the biosafety cabinet for a minimum of 3 h until all liquid had completely evaporated.
Donepezil is an oral acetylcholinesterase inhibitor used for therapy of Alzheimer disease. Donepezil is associated with a minimal rate of serum enzyme elevations during therapy and has only rarely been implicated as a cause of clinically apparent liver injury.
Antibiofilm Efficacy of Peptide 1018 against Listeria
After 48 h, coupons were treated with peptide 1018 at 0, 10, 20, or 50 μg/mL in phosphate buffer saline (PBS) for 24 h. Surviving bacterial populations were determined by scraping off the coupons and spiral plating on selective media.
Water Conservation During COVID‐19: View From the Front Lines
Our coupons, reports, and e‐newsletter, along with mailings, remained in place. We implemented more safety processes to keep an emergency leak‐repair program going for vulnerable customers in poverty. Face‐to‐face education programs and irrigation consultations were halted, and our call center was temporarily shut down.
The Effect of Disinfectants on Quinolone Resistant E. coli
Biofilm was formed on stainless steel coupons for two and five days before transferred to tubes with Virocid 0, 25%, VirkonS 1%, and TP990 1% and left for various exposure times. The biofilms were scraped off and serial dilutions were spread on blood agar …
Exposure of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites in
An innovative testing methodology to evaluate the effect of long-term exposure to a marine environment on Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymers (GFRPs) has been investigated and is presented in this paper. Up to one-year ageing was performed in seawater, to simulate the environment for offshore oil and ga …
Bathhouse distribution of HIV self-testing kits reaches
Men were systematically selected to receive a coupon, which could be redeemed that night for an HIV self-testing kit. Those offered the coupon were asked to take an 11-item survey. About 181 men received coupons, of whom 92 (51%) accepted the coupon, and 61 (66%) men redeemed the coupon.
Thermoplastic polyurethane flexible capacitive proximity
The object starts moving closer to the sensor from a distance of 22 cm and eventually stops off at 2 cm. Due to the surface charge migration (fringe effect), the capacitance radically drops for the distances lower than 2 cm. Below 2 cm, sensor acts more like a tactile capacitive sensor which is not the purpose of this study.
Effect of Octenidine Hydrochloride on Planktonic Cells and
The stainless steel coupons (diameter, 1 cm) were washed and cleaned prior to use, as described by Djordjevic et al. . To remove grease, the coupons were soaked in acetone for 10 min and washed with distilled water. The coupons were cleaned …
High Frequency of Mutations That Expand the Host Range of
A trade-off in replication in mosquito versus mammalian systems conferred by a point mutation in the NS4B protein of dengue virus type 4. Virology 312 222–232. [Google Scholar] Heck, K. L., G. Vanbelle and D. Simberloff, 1975. Explicit calculation of rarefaction diversity measurement and determination of sufficient sample size.
[Prescription of olanzapine in children and adolescent
Introduction: A review of the literature from 1996-2004 on the indications and adverse reactions concerning the use of olanzapine, a second generation antipsychotic agent, in children and adolescents with psychiatric illness is made in this article. Studies lasted for 2 to 3 months and a few had a follow up period up to a year. Olanzapine, dosed from 2.5 to 20 mg/day, is shown to be a useful
Low Modulus Biomimetic Microgel Particles with High
Macroscopic coupons of the prepolymer mixtures were polymerized via UV light (λ=365 nm, power =20 mW/cm 2) for 8 min in a Teflon mold. The crosslinked samples were removed from the mold, weighed and measured, and then placed in pH=7.4 PBS buffer for 24 h to fully hydrate.
Forward Osmosis as Concentration Process: Review of
An ideal FO module is a trade-off between (1) a maximised surface area (i.e., high packing density), (2) a minimised pressure drop and (3) Most studies found in the literature were performed at bench scale using membrane coupons or small modules and with limited operation times (few hours to few days). Given the challenging stream to be
High prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection among
Qualitatively, QFT has good reproducibility; 14, 34 however, fluctuations in IFN-γ levels on repeat testing have been reported around the cut-off for a positive test (0.35 IU/ml), suggesting that false conversions or reversions could occur. 35 Stratifying our data on IFN-γ levels, we found that varying the cut-off by 0.10 IU/ml in either
Spatial Epidemiology of HIV among Injection Drug Users in
Study Population. From 2006–2007, 1056 IDUs residing in Tijuana, Mexico were enrolled into a study examining behavioral and contextual factors associated with HIV, syphilis, and tuberculosis infection, as described previously (Strathdee et al. 2008b).Participants were recruited through respondent-driven sampling (RDS), in order to achieve a more representative sample of this hard-to-reach
Condom Use among Immigrant Latino Sexual Minorities
The coupons included low-literacy Spanish-language information about the study, including the study’s toll-free telephone number. The coupons were coded to match the recruiter to the respondents and collected by the interviewer from each respondent (a key step in the RDS process in order to link respondent to seeds and chains).