Watch your language

Troublesome triads Adjunctive therapy, adjuvant therapy, and neoadjuvant therapy. Adjunctive therapy is treatment used together with the primary treatment. Adjuvant therapy is treatment given after the primary treatment to increase the chances of a cure. Neoadjuvant therapy is treatment given before the primary treatment. (Thanks to Amy Rothman Schonfeld for this one.) Mean, median, average.…

Getting the word out without giving away trade secrets

By Robert Hand In the United States, there has been growing acceptance of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Drug Dossier format for submitting consistent, evidence-based information about drugs. And Australia, Great Britain, Germany, and other countries have national systems to provide clinicians with comparable information about new drugs. But drug makers fear that…