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    July 29th, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~Links Within DynaMed™ Drug Topics Help Clinicians Provide Pharmaceutical Cost Assistance to Patients ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — July 29, 2010 — A new service within the DynaMed™ point-of-care clinical reference from EBSCO Publishing will link clinicians to cost assistance programs designed to help patients afford their medications. DynaMed drug topics now include links to NeedyMeds (, a non-profit organization that provides patients with free information on how to obtain medication cost assistance—with or without health insurance.

    To help clinicians provide comprehensive information on pharmaceutical cost assistance to their patients, DynaMed has added direct links from most drug topics to the related NeedyMeds information page. The Medication Cost Assistance Program section of the drug topic can be referenced to share information with the patient on cost assistance and/or discounted rates for drugs. NeedyMeds also provides information on federal and state programs for medical care for adults and children, and cost assistance programs for medical supplies.

    Brian S. Alper, MD, MSPH, DynaMed founder and editor-in-chief, says being able to access information that will help patients pay for their prescriptions and medical supplies is another tool that allows clinicians to better manage a given case. “There are situations where medication is an essential part of a diagnosis and treatment plan and being able to help a patient uncover ways to afford that medication means better care. For instance, managing a chronic disease such as diabetes requires daily monitoring and self treatment. Knowing that a patient can afford the medications and supplies is an important part of treating the disease.”

    Richard Sagall, MD, president of says DynaMed’s willingness to partner with NeedyMeds and provide this important information to patients lets people know that help is out there before they even need to think about whether they can afford the medication. “There are thousands of programs currently available to help people save money on prescription medications—patient assistance programs, free and low cost clinics, programs geared to specific diseases and conditions and state programs. Letting clinicians know about them and share them right at the point-of-care in a resource like DynaMed makes it more likely that patients will find out that there is help available. These programs become a part of the conversation between doctors and patients rather than something patients need to find on their own.” NeedyMeds has information on 2,400 programs to assist people with the cost of their prescriptions, co-pays and premiums and other disease-related expenses.

    DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use primarily at the point-of-care— providing the best available evidence for making informed clinical decisions. With clinically-organized summaries for thousands of topics and daily updates, DynaMed is the only evidence-based reference shown to answer most clinical questions during practice.

    Most of the current assistance programs require US residency, but non-US programs can be added to DynaMed as the information becomes available.

    About EBSCO Publishing
    EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all medical professionals (doctors, nurses, medical librarians, social workers, hospital administrators, etc.). The company’s product lines include proprietary databases such as CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Nursing Reference Center™, Patient Education Reference Center™, Rehabilitation Reference Center™, Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source™ and SocINDEX™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as MEDLINE®, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at:, or contact:

    NeedyMeds is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit with the mission of helping people who cannot afford medicine or health care costs. The mission of NeedyMeds has been, since its inception, to make information about assistance programs available to low-income patients and their advocates at no cost. The website,, is the face of the organization. Databases such as Patient Assistance Programs and Disease-Based Assistance, government programs and other types of assistance programs are the crux of the free information NeedyMeds offers online. In response to the growing needs of advocates and patients, NeedyMeds recently added a free clinics database to its website and started an online forum, NeedyMeds Forums, for patient advocates.

    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Public Relations Manager
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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    July 29th, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    By HadesPub (not verified) - Posted on 28 July 2010

    For Immediate Release

    (Calgary) EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing is pleased to announce that EDGE author Barbara Galler-Smith has accepted the invitation to be "Editor" Guest of Honor at Keycon 2011, Winnipeg's Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, May 20th - 22nd, 2011.

    Barbara has been asked to be one of the GOHs in recognition for her work on On Spec magazine, where she has been an editor for the last 3 years.

    In addition to being an editor for On Spec Magazine, Galler-Smith is also the co-author of DRUIDS (EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, 2009) along with Atlanta, Georgia author Josh Langston. DRUIDS is a historical fantasy based in pre-Christian Roman times, and tells the story of two young druids, Rhonwen, a young woman healer, and Mallec,a seer, set in what has been described as "a wonderful saga of love, loss and betrayal."

    EDGE will be celebrating at Keycon as well, with the launch event of the next book in the DRUIDS saga, CAPTIVES. CAPTIVES continues the two stories of now enslaved Mallec and Rhonwen in the time of a young Julius Caesar. CAPTIVES is scheduled for release May 2011.

    For further information about Barbara Galler-Smith, or the Druids Saga, please contact:

    Janice Shoults
    Marketing and Events
    Hades Publications Inc.
    Box 1714, Calgary, AB, T2P 2L7, Canada
    Ph: (403) 254-0160

    EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing is an imprint of Hades Publications.

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    July 29th, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Adriana has nearly 20 years experience working in library and research communities. Most recently, Adriana has worked as a Senior Research Specialist with FedSources, a provider of government market intelligence services, customized consulting, and informational events. Prior to that, Adriana worked at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) where she created and served as the manager of the library for the Professional Responsibility Advisory Office (PRAO). She later moved to the management staff of the DOJ Main Library. While working with the DOJ libraries, Adriana served as COTR for library staffing accounts and as the liaison to the LexisNexis and Westlaw accounts.

    Prior to Adriana's work at DOJ, she was the Head Law Librarian at Xerox Corporation. There she was responsible for the management of a law library system, which included six locations in the United States and one location in London, England. She was also the manager of the central files and documentation system of Xerox's Office of General Counsel, which had three locations in the United States.

    In addition, Adriana has experience with law firms in the District of Columbia, Florida, and Oregon: Covington & Burling, McDermott Will & Emery, Tonkon Torp, and Carlton Fields. She has also worked in part-time assignments for the Oxford University Press' Oxford English Dictionary (OED) and at the University of Connecticut's Jeremy Richard Library in Stamford, Connecticut.

    Adriana has also been active in both her professional and personal communities through work with various organizations. As a member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), she has served as the Chair of the AALL Federal Law Librarians Caucus. She has also served as Chair Elect, Secretary/Treasurer, and Infoshare Program Coordinator for the American Society for Information Science (ASIS) Special Interest Group (SIG) for International Information Issues (III). In addition, Adriana has worked with the DOJ Partners in Education program, the Northern Virginia Junior Women's Club (a service organization under the umbrella of the General Federation of Women's Clubs), Hospice, the Lawyers for Children America Peer Mediation program, and Challenge Air for Kids & Friends.

    Adriana received her BA in English from the University of Florida, her Master's degree in Library and Information Science (MLS) from the University of South Florida, and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Bridgeport. She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and the Delta Mu Delta international honor society in business.

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