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For Patients on Statins, Study Finds Filling 90 Day Supply Prescriptions through Mail Service Compared to Retail Pharmacy is Associated with Less Waste
Date:4/27/2011

heir entire prescription averaged 38.7 days of waste, compared to 35.9 days of waste among those with a 90-day mail service prescription who did not use all of their prescription. In comparison, patients filling a statin prescription via a retail pharmacy 30-day supply who did not use all of their medication averaged 12.4 days of waste.

"Physicians that are prescribing long-term statin medications to patients already established on a drug for chronic cardiovascular disease should consider having their patient fill their prescription via mail service to help reduce medication waste," said Gleason. "For many patients, not only are 90-day mail service supplies associated with reduced waste, they save consumers money and time."

Prime Therapeutics is a pharmacy benefit management company dedicated to providing innovative, clinically-based, cost-effective pharmacy solutions for clients and members. Providing pharmacy benefit services nationwide to nearly 17 million covered lives, its client base includes Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, employer and union groups, and third-party administrators. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, Prime Therapeutics is collectively owned by 12 Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, subsidiaries or affiliates of those Plans. Learn more at www.primetherapeutics.com.


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