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—We appreciate the interest of Mayer Laboratories in talc-free condoms. In recent communications, we requested specific identification and proof of safety of all substances placed on the surface of Kimono and Sagami condoms. For proprietary reasons, they declined our request. We are...
TOWARD the end of an unusually busy clinic, a clinical clerk greets the final patient of the day, a man with a recently documented increase of his blood pressure. With all the enthusiasm that remains after 4 years of medical training, she compulsively listens for abdominal bruits. Almost...
To the Editor.
—After reviewing the Letter to the Editor by Drs Kasper and Chandler,1 we wish to bring your attention to the fact that no talc products have been used in the manufacturing of Kimono and Sagami lubricated condoms (Sagami, Japan). On January 13, 1995, Mayer Laboratories Inc...
We estimate that at least 29 million Americans with private insurance are underinsured. That figure identifies the underinsured younger than 65 years by the risk of large out-of-pocket expenditures for an unusually expensive, catastrophic illness. A slightly smaller number, about 25 million, are...
To the Editor.
—Losartan potassium (Cozaar, Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, Pa), the first angiotensin II receptor antagonist, has had labeling approved as an oral treatment for hypertension by the US Food and Drug Administration. It has been marketed by the manufacturer since April 1995. A...
Management is the recognition, harnessing, and channeling of all available appropriate forces and resources toward meeting defined goals and objectives. What is "managed" in managed care? How a physician practices, among other things. Managed care is the application of management principles in a...
In a somewhat tongue-in-cheek style, this article tries to persuade conservatives that it might be in their best interests to consider broader health system reform alternatives in their quest to reduce the cost of federal health entitlements for a balanced budget by 2002. The conventional means...
—Dr Holtgrave is correct. There is no recent development in the field of HIV prevention at once both so radical and logical as the CDC community planning efforts. This development was not addressed in our recent overview of HIV prevention science and policy because of space...
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