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pre·scribe

(prē-skrīb'),
To give directions, either orally or in writing, for the preparation and administration of a remedy to be used in the treatment of any disease.
[L. prae-scribo, pp. -scriptus, to write before]

prescribe

(prĭ-skrīb′)
v. pre·scribed, pre·scribing, pre·scribes
v.tr.
To order the use of (a medicine or other treatment).
v.intr.
To order a medicine or other treatment.

pre·scrib′er n.

prescribe

[priskrīb′]
Etymology: L, prae + scribere, to write
1 to write an order for a drug, treatment, or procedure.
2 to recommend or encourage a course of action.

pre·scribe

(prĕ-skrīb')
To give directions, either orally or in writing, for the preparation and administration of a remedy to be used in the treatment of any disease.
[L. prae-scribo, pp. -scriptus, to write before]

pre·scribe

(prĕ-skrīb')
To give directions, either orally or in writing, for preparation and administration of a remedy to be used to treat any disease.
[L. prae-scribo, pp. -scriptus, to write before]

Patient discussion about prescribe

Q. How do doctors know what chemo meds to prescribe? Do they take a piece of the cancer tumor and lab it to see what chemo drugs kill that specific cancer tumor cells. Or do they randomly figure these meds should respond to these cells? I understand that the doctors put a patient through killing all cells which may be better.

A. It all comes down to a "hit or miss" if one chemo type doesn't work then they try another, or combinations. From experience and testing they basically know which type of chemo works on an overall average for a certain cancer type.
Although many can get one type of cancer, each reacts differently in each individual depending on their immune system, age, and lifestyle. so each chemo also reacts different in people.

Q. I am wondering why did he prescribe me a bacteria? My doctor has prescribed some probiotic medicines for diarrhea recently and these medicines are actually bacteria…..I am wondering why did he prescribe me a bacteria?

A. Some bacteria like Lactobacillius and Bifidobacterium are normally present in the guts of the humans and they are beneficial bacteria for humans. If not present or if they reduce in the guts then other harmful bacteria may invade your guts and will lead to other bowel problems, low immunity and ulcers. So these bacteria are friendly. Diarrhea would flush out these gut bacteria which have to be supplemented immediately by giving probiotics in some.

Q. Why a mood stabilizer like lithium is commonly prescribed to all type of bipolars. Why a mood stabilizer like lithium is commonly prescribed to all type of bipolars before any other medicine?

A. Lithium is an effective mood stabilizer for a lot of people however it is not for everyone. My partner had a very bad reaction to lithium and is now on Lamotrigine, which is working very well for her. Mood stabilizers are a vital part of a treatment program for bipolar patience, it helps control and balance moods.

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Of the initial 42 prescribers identified as outliers and contacted for further information, CVS stopped filling controlled-substance prescriptions for 36.
The federal register notice says that the agency expects that prescriber training should be provided to prescribers at no cost by "accredited, independent, continuing education providers," funded by "unrestricted grants" from the drug manufacturers.
And Marc Donovan, chair of the Welsh Pharmacy Board, added: "We do need more independent prescribers around Wales - the more we have, the more impact they can make.
A web-based training site to help prescribers enhance their ability to evaluate drug related information to improve their prescribing practices and describe proper prescribing practices to improve quality of patient care.
The book opens with an overview of the role of the APRN prescriber and moves on to discussing practical issues such as managing difficult patient situations, special considerations when prescribing controlled substances, the influence of pharmaceutical marketing, state regulation, and legal aspects of prescribing.
A ROLL-OUT of more diabetes nurse specialist (DNS) prescribers should focus on areas where there are few or no authorised prescribers, such as remote areas, including some parts of the South Island.
This form of prescribing is known as independent prescribing and the qualification is called V300; however, this project focused on community practitioner nurse prescribers who have the V100 qualification; specifically, health visitors.