RxBalance CliniCards

Use RxBalance CliniCards to promote meaningful, evidence-based conversations between clinicians, patients, caregivers and clinicians. Click on “Childrens Mental Health” to purchase a CliniCard series on risks of atypical antipsychotics. Our CliniCards on kidney disease are being tested in a UCSF School of Medicine study sponsored by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

First introduced for treating schizophrenia, atypical antipsychotics are now prescribed for behavioral management of children and adolescents, including those with ADHD. Unfortunately, drug company marketing tends to downplay their risks, so many people are unaware of their risk.

Our writers created a series of ad-style messages with different talking points, all based on the latest scientific research from respected clinical rsources. Purchase online or contact us for special orders. 

How did intensive control of blood glucose become the holy grail of Type 2 diabetes management? In part, due to a 2002 industry-sponsored PR campaign, "Aim, Achieve, Believe". This "public health" initiative, which included a national educational program supported by diabetes educators, primary care physicians and the U.S. Conference of Mayors , urged all patients with diabetes to "aim" for an A1C of less then seven by 2007. That same year, the American American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Association of Endocrinology (AACE) adopted guidelines recommending patients achieve an HbA1c <7 or lower.[/pp] [pp]Explore samples of our work below. You can also order the cards via our Mimeo storefront or have us update them them to suit your organization’s particular needs.[/pp]

Over 65 million Americans have hypertension, a significant risk factor for heart attack and stroke. The best way to manage hypertension and cardiovascular complications is often with inexpensive "tried and true" medications called thiazides. Many researchers say that low-dose chlorthalidone is preferred to hydrochlorathiazide due to it's longer half life and overnight control of blood pressure.

You can also order the cards via our Mimeo storefront or have us customize them to suit your organization’s particular needs.

For certain types of communication projects - such as policy, legislative or political campaigns - scientific evidence is used to support a particular point of view. In such cases, an organization is promoting a specific viewpoint rather than providing expert recommendations. RxBalance identified, and summarized, scientific articles to support the work of a mental health organization supporting policies limiting use of psychiatric medications in children in foster care. RxBalance is available for projects like these with prior approval of our scientific advisory board.