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October 2009 Archives

ONLINE ELDERS

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Everybody is online . . .

Helping Grandpa Get His Tech On (Helping Elders Along the Digital Path)




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ONLINE ELDERS

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Everybody is online . . .

Helping Grandpa Get His Tech On (Helping Elders Along the Digital Path)




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ONLINE SWINE FLU

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ONLINE SWINE FLU

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HEALTH TERM - NEDSS

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NEDSS (National Electronic Disease Surveillance System)

Definition: The CDC's electronic network for disease reporting that links the agency with state public health departments.



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HEALTH TERM - NEDSS

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NEDSS (National Electronic Disease Surveillance System)

Definition: The CDC's electronic network for disease reporting that links the agency with state public health departments.



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E-VETS

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Making making health care technology work for veterans:

The Digital Pioneer: Veterans Hospitals


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@Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:


"E-HEALTH RECORDS" - NEW SHOW


E-HEALTH TECHNOLOGY FOR THE BRAVE




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E-VETS

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Making making health care technology work for veterans:

The Digital Pioneer: Veterans Hospitals


More information
@Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:


"E-HEALTH RECORDS" - NEW SHOW


E-HEALTH TECHNOLOGY FOR THE BRAVE




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HEALTH TERM - PATIENT RECORD LOCATOR

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Patient Record Locator

Definition: The electronic means by which patient files are located to assist patients and clinicians to find test results, medical history, prescription data, and other health information.

A record locator would act as a secure health information search tool.



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HEALTH TERM - PATIENT RECORD LOCATOR

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Patient Record Locator

Definition: The electronic means by which patient files are located to assist patients and clinicians to find test results, medical history, prescription data, and other health information.

A record locator would act as a secure health information search tool.



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iPHONE HEALTH APPS

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Check this out:

Top iPhone Apps For Health Pros, Patients


More on Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

iMEDICAL


"NEW SHOW - ALLONE MOBILE"



iPHONE HEALTH APPS

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Check this out:

Top iPhone Apps For Health Pros, Patients


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iMEDICAL


"NEW SHOW - ALLONE MOBILE"



SWINE FLU - NATIONAL EMERGENCY

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SWINE FLU - NATIONAL EMERGENCY

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NEW SHOW - CONSUMER DRIVEN MEDICINE

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"TALKING TECHNOLOGY WITH LEROY JONES, JR."

October 23, 2009

TOPIC:  "NEW SHOW - CONSUMER DRIVEN MEDICINE
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Vice President and Governance Studies@
The Brookings Institution






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PAPER@
Consumer-Driven Medicine:
How To Create A New Health Care System


BOOK@
Digital Medicine Health Care in the Internet Era


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Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:


NEW SHOW - PARTICIPATORY HEALTH:

ONLINE AND MOBILE TOOLS


NEW SHOW - mHEALTH


"HEALTH 2.0" - NEW SHOW


"E-HEALTH RECORDS" - NEW SHOW


NEW SHOW - CONSUMER DRIVEN MEDICINE

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"TALKING TECHNOLOGY WITH LEROY JONES, JR."

October 23, 2009

TOPIC:  "NEW SHOW - CONSUMER DRIVEN MEDICINE
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DWest_2009.jpgWith Darrell M. West
Vice President and Governance Studies@
The Brookings Institution






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PAPER@
Consumer-Driven Medicine:
How To Create A New Health Care System


BOOK@
Digital Medicine Health Care in the Internet Era


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HarrisInteractive_Oct 2009.gifMore information @
Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:


NEW SHOW - PARTICIPATORY HEALTH:

ONLINE AND MOBILE TOOLS


NEW SHOW - mHEALTH


"HEALTH 2.0" - NEW SHOW


"E-HEALTH RECORDS" - NEW SHOW


HEALTH TERM - HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE

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HIE (Health Information Exchange)

HEALTH TERM.jpgDefinition: The movement of healthcare information electronically across organizations within a region or community.

HIE provides the capability to electronically move clinical information between disparate healthcare information systems while maintaining the meaning of the information being exchanged.

The goal of HIE is to facilitate access to and retrieval of clinical data to provide safe, timely, efficient, effective, equitable, patient-centered care.






HEALTH TERM - HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE

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HIE (Health Information Exchange)

HEALTH TERM.jpgDefinition: The movement of healthcare information electronically across organizations within a region or community.

HIE provides the capability to electronically move clinical information between disparate healthcare information systems while maintaining the meaning of the information being exchanged.

The goal of HIE is to facilitate access to and retrieval of clinical data to provide safe, timely, efficient, effective, equitable, patient-centered care.






E-SECURITY

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Can they keep your E-Health Records secure?

E-Health Records: Privacy Diagnosis Poor


More information on EHR - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

OPEN EHR


E-MOVES


E-HEALTH GOLD


PERSONAL CONTROL OF E-HEALTH RECORDS


E-HEALTH TECHNOLOGY FOR THE BRAVE


HEALTH TERM - ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS


"E-HEALTH RECORDS" - NEW SHOW






E-SECURITY

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Can they keep your E-Health Records secure?

E-Health Records: Privacy Diagnosis Poor


More information on EHR - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

OPEN EHR


E-MOVES


E-HEALTH GOLD


PERSONAL CONTROL OF E-HEALTH RECORDS


E-HEALTH TECHNOLOGY FOR THE BRAVE


HEALTH TERM - ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS


"E-HEALTH RECORDS" - NEW SHOW






TECH TERMS - IEEE-SA

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IEEE-Standards Association (IEEE-SA)

Definition: Is a major contributor to IEEE, the world's largest technical professional society.

The IEEE-SA promotes the engineering process by creating, developing, integrating, sharing, and applying knowledge about electro- and information technologies and sciences.



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TECH TERMS - IEEE-SA

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IEEE-Standards Association (IEEE-SA)

Definition: Is a major contributor to IEEE, the world's largest technical professional society.

The IEEE-SA promotes the engineering process by creating, developing, integrating, sharing, and applying knowledge about electro- and information technologies and sciences.



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TECH TERMS - IEEE

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IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering)

Definition:  A professional association that develops and promotes standards. The IEEE 802 standards are focused on communication protocols for wireless local area networks (WLANs).




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TECH TERMS - IEEE

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IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering)

Definition:  A professional association that develops and promotes standards. The IEEE 802 standards are focused on communication protocols for wireless local area networks (WLANs).




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HEALTH TERMS - eRX

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Definition:  A type of computer technology whereby physicians use handheld or personal computer devices to review drug and formulary coverage and to transmit prescriptions to a printer or to a local pharmacy.

E-prescribing software can be integrated into existing clinical information systems to allow physician access to patient specific information to screen for drug interactions and allergies.



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HEALTH TERMS - eRX

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Definition:  A type of computer technology whereby physicians use handheld or personal computer devices to review drug and formulary coverage and to transmit prescriptions to a printer or to a local pharmacy.

E-prescribing software can be integrated into existing clinical information systems to allow physician access to patient specific information to screen for drug interactions and allergies.



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NEW SHOW - mHEALTH

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"TALKING TECHNOLOGY WITH LEROY JONES, JR."

October 15, 2009

TOPIC:  "NEW SHOW - mHEALTH
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With John Walls
Vice President of Public Affairs
CTIA-The Wireless Association


CTIA/Harris Interactive Study on mHealth (Mobile Health)



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Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:



GLOBAL MOBILE HEALTH


MOBILE HEALTH CARE NOW


NEW SHOW - CTIA


NEW SHOW - MobiHealthNews


mHEALTH POLL


HEALTH TERM - mHEALTH


WIRELESS WORLD



NEW SHOW - mHEALTH

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"TALKING TECHNOLOGY WITH LEROY JONES, JR."

October 15, 2009

TOPIC:  "NEW SHOW - mHEALTH
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With John Walls
Vice President of Public Affairs
CTIA-The Wireless Association


CTIA/Harris Interactive Study on mHealth (Mobile Health)



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Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:



GLOBAL MOBILE HEALTH


MOBILE HEALTH CARE NOW


NEW SHOW - CTIA


NEW SHOW - MobiHealthNews


mHEALTH POLL


HEALTH TERM - mHEALTH


WIRELESS WORLD



HEALTH TERM - mHEALTH

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mHealth (Mobile Health)

Definition: Mobile Health or mHealth is a term that describes the use of mobile devices to improve health care.

These devices include mobile phones, PDAs, monitoring devices, and any other wireless devices that are implemented to support a health practice.

MHealth devices are used to collect patient data, transfer clinics' data, between researchers, and even on devices that monitor patients in a health care provider's office.




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HEALTH TERM - mHEALTH

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mHealth (Mobile Health)

Definition: Mobile Health or mHealth is a term that describes the use of mobile devices to improve health care.

These devices include mobile phones, PDAs, monitoring devices, and any other wireless devices that are implemented to support a health practice.

MHealth devices are used to collect patient data, transfer clinics' data, between researchers, and even on devices that monitor patients in a health care provider's office.




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mHEALTH POLL

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They like it . . . they like it . . .

Survey: 78 percent of US interested in mHealth

To be continued . . . 



More information on Mobile Health - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

GLOBAL MOBILE HEALTH


MOBILE HEALTH CARE NOW


NEW SHOW - CTIA



NEW SHOW - MobiHealthNews



mHEALTH POLL

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They like it . . . they like it . . .

Survey: 78 percent of US interested in mHealth

To be continued . . . 



More information on Mobile Health - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

GLOBAL MOBILE HEALTH


MOBILE HEALTH CARE NOW


NEW SHOW - CTIA



NEW SHOW - MobiHealthNews



GLOBAL APPS

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Thought you would find this of interest:

Mobile phone health apps could improve care in developing countries


More information on Mobile Health - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:


GLOBAL MOBILE HEALTH


MOBILE HEALTH CARE NOW


NEW SHOW - CTIA





GLOBAL APPS

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Mobile phone health apps could improve care in developing countries


More information on Mobile Health - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:


GLOBAL MOBILE HEALTH


MOBILE HEALTH CARE NOW


NEW SHOW - CTIA





HEALTH TERM - TIERED FORMULARY

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Definition: List of preferred prescription drugs in which different drugs have different co-pays, according to the policies of Drug Plans or Prescription Drug Benefits.

Each drug is assigned to a specific 'tier' within the formulary.

The most cost-effective drugs, often generic drugs, belong to the most preferred tier and typically have the lowest co-pay, whereas the least cost effective drugs belong to the least preferred tier and have the highest co-pay.

Tiered formularies encourage consumers to be cost-conscious in choosing their medications, and reward consumers for choosing generic medications by requiring lower co-pay.

Tiered formularies may also provide some level of coverage for prescriptions that might not otherwise be covered.


HEALTH TERM - TIERED FORMULARY

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Definition: List of preferred prescription drugs in which different drugs have different co-pays, according to the policies of Drug Plans or Prescription Drug Benefits.

Each drug is assigned to a specific 'tier' within the formulary.

The most cost-effective drugs, often generic drugs, belong to the most preferred tier and typically have the lowest co-pay, whereas the least cost effective drugs belong to the least preferred tier and have the highest co-pay.

Tiered formularies encourage consumers to be cost-conscious in choosing their medications, and reward consumers for choosing generic medications by requiring lower co-pay.

Tiered formularies may also provide some level of coverage for prescriptions that might not otherwise be covered.


SWINE FLU - H1N1 (FALL 2009)

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More to think about  . . .

H1N1 flu could fill hospital beds


Trust for America's Health (TFAH) Report

"African-Americans and Hispanics are more likely to have severe cases of H1N1 because they suffer from more underlying chronic conditions, like asthma and diabetes, at the same time many significant gaps remain in systems for reaching minority communities.

For instance, emergency preparedness information is often disseminated on the Internet, which many people do not have access to, and there is limited availability of non-English information."

(From the TFAH Report)


More information on Swine Flu (H1N1) - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

"SWINE FLU" - NEW SHOW 


PRESIDENTIAL RECOMMENDATION - SWINE FLU


SWINE FLU - ON CAMPUS


NATIONAL FLU SHOT


SWINE FLU - H1N1 (FALL 2009)

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More to think about  . . .

H1N1 flu could fill hospital beds


Trust for America's Health (TFAH) Report

"African-Americans and Hispanics are more likely to have severe cases of H1N1 because they suffer from more underlying chronic conditions, like asthma and diabetes, at the same time many significant gaps remain in systems for reaching minority communities.

For instance, emergency preparedness information is often disseminated on the Internet, which many people do not have access to, and there is limited availability of non-English information."

(From the TFAH Report)


More information on Swine Flu (H1N1) - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

"SWINE FLU" - NEW SHOW 


PRESIDENTIAL RECOMMENDATION - SWINE FLU


SWINE FLU - ON CAMPUS


NATIONAL FLU SHOT


MORE FROM HEALTH 2.0 . . .

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HEALTH 2.0 BEGINS . . .

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As things kickoff in San Francisco for Health 2.0 . . .

FDA's Growing Role Regulating Health 2.0, Health IT


Things get more interesting everyday.   :-)




HEALTH 2.0 BEGINS . . .

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As things kickoff in San Francisco for Health 2.0 . . .

FDA's Growing Role Regulating Health 2.0, Health IT


Things get more interesting everyday.   :-)




NATIONAL FLU SHOT

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The battle continues . . .

US Swine Flu Vaccination Gets Underway




More information on Swine Flu - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

"SWINE FLU" - NEW SHOW 


PRESIDENTIAL RECOMMENDATION - SWINE FLU


SWINE FLU - ON CAMPUS



NATIONAL FLU SHOT

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The battle continues . . .

US Swine Flu Vaccination Gets Underway




More information on Swine Flu - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

"SWINE FLU" - NEW SHOW 


PRESIDENTIAL RECOMMENDATION - SWINE FLU


SWINE FLU - ON CAMPUS



HEALTH TERM - FORMULATION SUBSTITUTION

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Definition: As patients and prescription benefit plans seek to lower their healthcare costs, they may substitute a less expensive therapeutically equivalent drug for a more costly drug.

Formulation substitution can include switching from a brand-name drug to a generic drug, switching from one generic drug to another generic drug, or (rather uncommonly) switching from a generic drug to a brand-name drug.

In most states, formulation substitution is allowed and encouraged, provided that the replacement formulation is deemed to be "therapeutically equivalent" to the innovator formulation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The FDA publishes a list of drug products and equivalents entitled Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations; this is commonly referred to as the Orange Book.

The FDA's designation of "therapeutic equivalence" indicates that the generic formulation is bioequivalent to the innovator formulation.

This means that drug products are considered to be therapeutic equivalents only if they have identical active ingredients and if they can be expected to have the same clinical effect and safety profile when administered to patients under the conditions specified in the labeling.


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HEALTH TERM - FORMULATION SUBSTITUTION

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Definition: As patients and prescription benefit plans seek to lower their healthcare costs, they may substitute a less expensive therapeutically equivalent drug for a more costly drug.

Formulation substitution can include switching from a brand-name drug to a generic drug, switching from one generic drug to another generic drug, or (rather uncommonly) switching from a generic drug to a brand-name drug.

In most states, formulation substitution is allowed and encouraged, provided that the replacement formulation is deemed to be "therapeutically equivalent" to the innovator formulation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The FDA publishes a list of drug products and equivalents entitled Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations; this is commonly referred to as the Orange Book.

The FDA's designation of "therapeutic equivalence" indicates that the generic formulation is bioequivalent to the innovator formulation.

This means that drug products are considered to be therapeutic equivalents only if they have identical active ingredients and if they can be expected to have the same clinical effect and safety profile when administered to patients under the conditions specified in the labeling.


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HEALTH TERM - GENERIC DRUG

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Generic Drug (or Generic Equivalent)

Definition: A drug which is exactly the same as a brand name drug and which may be manufactured and marketed after the brand name drug's patent expires (approximately 9-10 years after the brand-name drug entered the market).

Generic drugs cost significantly less than brand name drugs, and are identical in terms of efficacy, safety, side effect profile, and dosing.

Important exceptions to this may include drugs such as immunosuppressants or drugs with a "narrow therapeutic index" such as anti-arrhythmics.

"Narrow therapeutic index" refers to drugs that have a high rate of side effects at commonly administered dosages.

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HEALTH TERM - GENERIC DRUG

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Generic Drug (or Generic Equivalent)

Definition: A drug which is exactly the same as a brand name drug and which may be manufactured and marketed after the brand name drug's patent expires (approximately 9-10 years after the brand-name drug entered the market).

Generic drugs cost significantly less than brand name drugs, and are identical in terms of efficacy, safety, side effect profile, and dosing.

Important exceptions to this may include drugs such as immunosuppressants or drugs with a "narrow therapeutic index" such as anti-arrhythmics.

"Narrow therapeutic index" refers to drugs that have a high rate of side effects at commonly administered dosages.

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