METHOCARBAMOL - Methocarbamol (generic Robaxin) is a muscle relaxer. Methocarbamol works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) that are sent to your brain.

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AMBIEN - Ambien (Zolpidem) sleeping pills can be very effective in the short-term treatment of insomnia. Ambien (Zolpidem) can help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and not awaken prematurely.

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DIDREX - Didrex (Benzphetamine) dietpills are appetite suppressants used along with diet and exercise for the short-term management of obesity. Didrex stimulates the central nervous system increasing your heart rate and blood pressure, thereby decreasing hunger.

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Health & Care

New book

New book: critical condition—how health care in America became big business & bad medicineThe U.S. spends more on health care than other countries. In 2003, it accounted for 15.3% of the gross domestic product, a greater percentage than Germany.

Fighting the battle

Fighting the battle against health care fraud: CEO vigilance can help ensure better care for allHealth care fraud is a dangerous and expensive crime. The national cost tops $85 billion a year and is a burden borne by all of us--employers.

Battles over Generic

Battles over Generic access will wage on in 2002 - A View from the Top - health care issures bode well for the generic drugs industry - Brief ArticleThe convergence of such weighty issues as national health care costs, global health care access and obligations to a growing elderly population have placed the generic drug industry in the spotlight.

Trends in employer

Trends in employer-provided prescription-drug coverage: prescription-drug costs have been rising faster than the rate of inflation; although coverage remains an integral part of employee health care plans, covered employees share a greater portion of the cost of prescription drugs and are being offered cost-saving incentives more than ever beforePrescription drugs are an integral part of the high-quality health care those living in the United States have come to know. More than 60 percent of Americans fill at least one prescription annually.