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Articles & Publications
- CMS Publishes Proposed Guidance for Seasonal, H1N1 Flu Prevention (McKnights – 6/23/10)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued proposed guidance that would update and replace previous inflection control guidance for the seasonal and H1N1 flu.
- Court Rejects the Right to Use Drugs Being Tested (New York Times – Aug. 2007)
Do desperate patients have the right to try unproven therapies?
- Letting Go – What Should Medicine Do When it Can't Save Your Life? (New Yorker – 8/2/10)
Modern medicine is good at staving off death with aggressive interventions—and bad at knowing when to focus, instead, on improving the days that terminal patients have left.
Organizations & Services
- Free Medicine Foundation
Thanks to federal government incentives, pharmaceutical companies may provide free prescription medicines for those who qualify.
- Needy Meds
Find help with the cost of medicine.
- RX Assist.org
Provides a comprehensive directory of patient assistance programs that are run by pharmaceutical companies to provide free medications to people who cannot afford their prescriptions.