Familydoctor.org, American Academy of Family Physicians http://familydoctor.org/
The Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research http://www.fda.gov/cder
Healthy Living Unit (Public Health Canada) http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/
Canada Safety Council http://www.safety-council.org/
Best Practices for Tablet Splitting. United States Food and Drug Administration website. Available at:
http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/BuyingUsingMedicineSafely/EnsuringSafeUseofMedicine/ucm184666.htm. Updated October 21, 2009, Accessed April 10, 2013
Choe HM, Stevenson JG, Streetman DS, Heisler M, Sandiford CJ, Piette JD. Impact of patient financial incentives on participation and outcomes in a statin pill-splitting program. Am J Manag Care. 2007 Jun;13(6 Part 1):298-304.
Cohen CI, Cohen SI. Potential cost savings from pill-splitting of newer psychotropic medications. Psychiatr Serv. 2000 Apr;51(4):527-9.
Cross M. Two for the price of one beauty of pill-splitting catches on. Manag Care. 2003 Feb;12(2):36-8. No abstract available.
Miller DP, Furberg CD, Small RH, Millman FM, Ambrosius WT, Harshbarger JS, Ohl CA. Controlling prescription drug expenditures: a report of success. Am J Manag Care. 2007 Aug;13(8):473-80.
Physicians Desk Reference.
56th ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc; 2002.
Stafford RS, Radley DC. The potential of pill splitting to achieve cost savings.
The Am J Managed Care.
Tablet splitting: a risky practice.
United States Food and Drug Administration website. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm171492.htm. Updated July 21, 2009. Accessed April 10, 2013.
Winslow R. Study finds splitting pills usually safe, saves money.
The Wall Street Journal Online.
Accessed August 30, 2002.
This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.
Copyright © 2012 EBSCO Publishing
All rights reserved.
It's time to stop guessing. If you want to make some changes but just aren't sure how, the free personal health survey from LiveWell is a great place to start.
Fight heart disease and prevent heart attacks. HeartSHAPE® is a painless, non-invasive test that checks pictures of your heart for early-stage coronary disease.
How many calories do you need to eat each day to maintain your weight and fuel your physical activity? Enter a few of your stats into this calculator to find out.
Using body mass index as a reference, this calculator determines your ideal body weight range. All you need to do is enter your height.
This tool considers your height and weight to assess your weight status.
Wellmont Nurse Connection is your resource for valuable health information any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Speak to a Nurse any time, day or night, at (423) 723-6877 or toll-free at 1-877-230-NURSE.
You clicked on a link that will cause you to leave myWellmont.
For security purposes you will be signed out.