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Patients under doctor’s care more proactive

BY Jason Owen

Not surprising, the majority of respondents who visit the doctor report that they are proactive about their health, according to an online survey of almost 700 AccentHealth viewers conducted in April. And about one-third of respondents indicated that they were "very proactive" about their health.

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Patient Views is a new, exclusive consumer insights feature that appears in every edition of DSN magazine, as well as the daily e-newsletter DSN A.M. If you could ask 6,000 patients anything at all, what would it be? Send your questions to [email protected].

Source: AccentHealth. To view the demographic breakdown of participants, click here.

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Teva launches topotecan injection

BY Alaric DeArment

NORTH WALES, Pa. — Teva Health Systems has launched a generic injectable drug for small-cell lung cancer, the company said Tuesday.

Teva, a subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceuticals, itself a subsidiary of Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, announced the launch of topotecan injection in the 1 mg-per-1 mL strength, in 4 mL, single-dose vials.

The drug is a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline’s Hycamtin.


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Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy sponsors local adult-fitness event

BY Alaric DeArment

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy is among the sponsors of a fundraising effort to expand an adult-fitness program run by a Flint, Mich.-based nonprofit.

Diplomat said Tuesday that it would work with the Ruth Mott Foundation and the Crim Fitness Foundation to support the expansion of the Crimfit Adult Training Program through its Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Crim Mile Marker Challenge. The training program prepares more than 1,200 participants from surrounding counties for a HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races and is expanding this year to include a new program in Flint.

Diplomat introduced the Crim Mile Marker Challenge on a small scale last year and uses it to support the healthy and active lifestyle focus of the organization, also known as the Crim, and provide scholarships to people for whom training and participation costs might otherwise be a barrier.

"As a sport and a fitness activity, running is one of the most accessible ways to get in shape, maintain an active lifestyle and take control over one’s health," Crim program director Erin Lamb said. "We’re excited to partner with Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy and the Ruth Mott Foundation to introduce the joy and benefits of running to a community that, until recently, hasn’t been involved in large numbers in the Crim or running in general."

 

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