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Experts to Assess Impacts and Policy Barriers to Improving Proper Medication Adherence

Conference Led by John Iglehart to Inform Policy Recommendations that Improve Adherence and Patient Health WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health reform may succeed in creating better coverage and access for Americans, but until we reduce the barriers...

The National Council on Aging and CVS/pharmacy Educate Tampa Seniors on Medication Management and How to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

Pack Your Bag(TM) Events Bring Educational Outreach to Senior Centers Throughout Florida This Summer TAMPA, Fla., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight out of ten older Americans have at least one chronic health problem, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. According to CVS/pharmacy, f...

To Save Payors Time, Effort and Resources, MEDai and Gold Standard Collaborate on New CMS Medication Therapy Management Initiative

ORLANDO, Fla., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDai, Inc. and Gold Standard, Inc., two Elsevier companies, today introduced MTM 360 , a complete medication therapy management (MTM) system that enables health plans, benefit sponsors and other payors to successfully meet CMS's expanded MTM Program requ...

The National Council on Aging and CVS/pharmacy Educate Pennsylvania Seniors on Medication Management and How to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

Pack Your Bag(TM) Events Bring Educational Outreach to Senior Centers Throughout Pennsylvania This Summer PHILADELPHIA, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight out of ten older Americans have at least one chronic health problem, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. According to CVS/pharmacy...

American Society of Anesthesiologists Continues to Ignore Over Medication Risks

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) continues to ignore mention of routine anesthesia over medication risks in the content of its newly launched 'Anesthesia & Me' site. Routine anesthesia over medication affects 99.9% of patients...

WellPoint State Sponsored Business Launches New Program with Arcadia HealthCare to Help Improve Medication Safety, Efficacy and Compliance for Medicaid Members

- One of the nation's largest Medicaid managed care organizations to implement DailyMed(TM) to high-risk Medicaid members in five states. - The aim of the DailyMed(TM) program is to help to reduce healthcare costs by reducing chronic medication costs and decrease hospitalizations. INDIAN...

Vivacare Patient Education Service Includes Medication Rebates and Brochures to Improve Medication Adherence

Vivacare has included medication rebate coupons and medication brochures as part of its "From Your Doctor" patient education service to fulfill the needs of physicians and patients, and improve medication adherence. 69% of patients surveyed stated that access to medication rebate coupon...

The Consumer's Role in Medication Safety -- An Interactive Discussion with a Pharmacist on Live TV

CHICAGO, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Continuing its efforts to educate, inform, and empower the people of Chicago, SAVE THE PATIENT, a not-for-profit patient-focused organization, is hosting its 25-minute live call-in show, "Community Health," on Chicago Access Network Television (CAN-TV) o...

Omnicell Improves Nursing Workflow with New Anywhere RN(TM) Remote Medication Management Application

Using the Anywhere RN application, nurses can access an Omnicell automated dispensing cabinet from any hospital computer, workstation or mobile cart ROSEMONT, Ill., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ASHP 2009 Summer Meeting and Exhibition -- Omnicell, Inc., (Nasdaq: OMCL ) a leading provi...

New Web-Based Medication Management Service Can Help Save Healthcare Dollars

Poor adherence to medication regimens costs taxpayers $ Billions of each year. NexDose® announces launch of its new IT solution for improved adherence. Coral Gables, FL (PRWeb)June 10, 2009 -- VivoNex, LLC announces the launch of its online NexDose® Medication...

Pharmacy Organizations Brief Congress on Medication Therapy Management

Pro-Pharmacy, Pro-Patient Services Encouraged in Healthcare Reform Legislation Washington, D.C. (Vocus) June 9, 2009 -- Today, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and the Iowa Pharmacy Associatio...

Text Messaging Medication Reminders Significantly Reduces Organ Rejection in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients

Mt. Sinai Medical Center's Pediatric Gastroenterology Department published results from a promising yearlong study conducted with pediatric liver transplant patients using CareSpeak Communications' MediM AS medication reminder system to keep them taking critical medication on schedule. By sending...

NCPO: Medication and Counseling Vital for Healthcare Reform, Implementation and Future Patient Care Improvements

Improving patients' adherence to medications would improve lives, reduce costs Washington, D.C. (Vocus) May 28, 2009 -- In a policy statement released today, the National Conference of Pharmaceutical Organizations (NCPO) called on Congress and the Administration to re...

MEDai Helps Medicare Part D Sponsors Adhere to CMS Medication Therapy Management Initiative

ORLANDO, Fla., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDai, Inc., headquartered in Orlando, FL, a leading provider of advanced solutions for healthcare that utilize award-winning predictive analytics, announced today that its solutions are actively assisting Medicare Part D benefit sponsors with the Centers for ...

Mail Service and Higher Generic Use Helps Keep Spending in Check, Countering Brand Drug Price Inflation and Specialty Medication Growth

-- Medco reports overall 3.3 percent Drug Trend for 2008 -- Drug Trend managed to a low 1.3 percent excluding specialty medications -- Clients with more than 40 percent mail order experienced a negative drug trend FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Brand-name dru...

The National Council on Aging and CVS/pharmacy Educate Georgia Seniors about Medication Management and Ways to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

Pack Your Bag(TM) Events Bring Educational Outreach to Senior Centers Throughout Georgia to Mark Older Americans Month ATLANTA, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight out of ten older Americans have at least one chronic health problem, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. According t...

Herpes medication does not reduce risk of HIV transmission

A recently completed international multi-center clinical trial has found that acyclovir, a drug widely used as a safe and effective treatment to suppress herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), which is the most common cause of genital herpes, does not reduce the risk of HIV transmission when taken by peo...

Mylan Receives Final FDA Approvals for Generic Versions of Anti-Rejection Medication CellCept(R)

PITTSBURGH, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ) today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. received final approvals from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) for Mycophenolate Mofetil Tablets, 500 ...

University HealthSystem Consortium Launches Tactics for Tough Times Initiative to Help Members With Issues Such as Capacity and Medication Management

OAK BROOK, Ill., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) introduced the Tactics for Tough Times briefing series and Web-based resource center to help its academic medical center members perform more efficiently during the economic downturn. "The challenge...

A New, Highly Effective, Non-Narcotic Pain Medication Now Available for Chronic Pain Patients

The Board Certified Pain Physicians of MedsNatiowide have developed an extremely effective alternative to narcotic pain medications through their multi-center meta-analysis study for chronic pain sufferers called Neurocet and Neurofen. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) April 28, 2009 -...

Drug Utilization Review Reveals Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use Among Elderly Population

Prime Therapeutics to present findings at AMCP Conference in April ST. PAUL, Minn., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Research conducted by Prime Therapeutics (Prime) revealed a significant reduction in inappropriate prescription medication use among older adults when a retrospective drug...

Parkinson's disease medication triggers destructive behaviors

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A new study conducted at Mayo Clinic reports that one in six patients receiving therapeutic doses of certain drugs for Parkinson's disease develops new-onset, potentially destructive behaviors, notably compulsive gambling or hypersexuality. VIDEO ALERT: Additional audio and ...

Pilot Study Using Video Cell Phones for Mobile Direct Observation Treatment (MDOT) to Monitor Medication Compliance of TB Patients

Danya Presents Findings of Pilot Study at East African Health Conference in Kenya SILVER SPRING, Md., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Danya International, Inc. (Danya), a communications, research, and technology firm, will share the results of a pilot study on the effectiveness of mobile video-e...

FDA Approves Symbyax(R) as First Medication for Treatment-Resistant Depression

New Indication is One of Three FDA Approvals Spanning Lilly Neuroscience Brands INDIANAPOLIS, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new indication for Symbyax(R) (olanzapine and fluoxetine HCl capsules), Eli Lilly and Company (NYS...

HealthyPlace.com, the Largest Consumer Mental Health Site, Launches Mediminder, a Free Medication Reminder Tool for the More Than 30 Million People Who Suffer From Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder and Other Mental Health Conditions

SAN ANTONIO, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthyPlace.com , which provides the most extensive depression and anxiety information on the internet, unveils Mediminder, a mental health medication reminder tool which alerts people daily via e-mail or text message when it's time to take their antid...

The Detroit Medical Center Pioneers New EMR System Preventing Medication Mistakes

DMC 100% Electronic Medication Verification Will Help Eliminate Errors Like The One That Nearly Killed Dennis Quaid's Babies DETROIT, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During a highly emotional appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show Tuesday (March 10), Hollywood actor Dennis Quaid warned th...

Injected Medication Errors a Major Problem

Study found significant amount occurred in ICUs THURSDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- Mistakes involving injected medications are a major safety problem in intensive care units, a new study reveals. Researchers monitored errors in 1,328 patients in 113 ICUs in 27 countries over a 2...

Allscripts to Sell Its Medication Services Business to A-S Medication Solutions, Sign Joint Marketing Agreement

Company to Announce Fiscal Third Quarter Results on April 2, 2009 CHICAGO, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc. ("Allscripts") announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Medication Services business to A-S Medication Solutio...

Video: CVS/pharmacy and National Council on Aging Kick Off Medication Management Program for Seniors

2009 Pack Your Bag(TM) Program Brings Educational Outreach to Senior Centers Nationwide WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight out of ten older Americans have at least one chronic health problem, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. With many of these older adults taking multiple...

Welvista Announces Partnering with Takeda to Provide Medication at No Cost to the Uninsured

COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Welvista is pleased to announce it has reached an agreement with Takeda to dispense a selection of the company's medications to the uninsured through Welvista's no-cost prescription medication program. With the addition of six Takeda products, Welvista ...

Allscripts Announces Agreement in Principle to Sell Its Medication Services Business

Potential sale increases focus on growing core businesses CHICAGO, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc. ("Allscripts") announced today that it has reached an agreement in principle, subject to negotiation of and entry into a definitive agreement, to se...

Clinicians override most electronic medication safety alerts

BOSTON--Computer-based systems that allow clinicians to prescribe drugs electronically are designed to automatically warn of potential medication errors, but a new study reveals clinicians often override the alerts and rely instead on their own judgment. The study, led by investigators at Dana-...

AdherenceRx Partners with Hummingbird Coaching To Increase Patient Medication Adherence

Provides pharmaceutical industry an innovative tool to enhance compliance Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) February 12, 2009 -- AdherenceRx and Hummingbird Coaching Services are offering an innovative solution to a pressing health care concern – the alarmingly high rate of ...

IntelliDOT Bedside Medication Administration(TM) Goes Live at 55th Hospital

-Hiawatha Community Hospital Implements IntelliDOT Barcode Point-of-Care Patient Safety Solution- SAN DIEGO, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- IntelliDOT Corporation, a leading provider of wireless, handheld barcode point-of-care (BPOC) solutions to hospitals, today announced that IntelliDOT Bedside ...

Hiawatha Community Hospital Brings Medication Safety to the Bedside With IntelliDOT Barcode Point-of-Care System

-IntelliDOT Selected as Effective, Affordable Solution for Critical Access- SAN DIEGO, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- IntelliDOT Corporation, a leading provider of handheld, barcode point-of-care (BPOC) solutions to hospitals, today announced that Hiawatha Community Hospital , a 25-bed critical ac...

Controversial medication may decrease spasms for infants with epilepsy

Helsinki, Finland February 02, 2009 The antiepileptic drug vigabatrin (VGB) has been shown to be one of the best treatments against a special form of epilepsy in infants, called infantile spasm. However, its use has been limited in many countries because it has been shown to cause a permanent na...

Common medication associated with cognitive decline in elderly

New Haven, Conn. - January 26, 2009 - A study published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggested that the use of certain medications in elderly populations may be associated with cognitive decline. The study examined the effects of exposure to anticholinergic medications, a type o...

University Hospitals and OnCallData Launch New Portal Combining State-of-the- Art Electronic Prescribing and Medication Reconciliation

CLEVELAND, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Adverse prescription-drug reactions cost the United States healthcare system $136 billion annually, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and put numerous patients at risk for debilitating long-term health effects or even death. In a majo...

Allergy Sufferers to Benefit from New, Improved Rapid Relief Medication This Spring

ASTEPRO(TM) (azelastine hydrochloride) Nasal Spray Hits U.S. Pharmacies SOMERSET, N.J., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- This allergy season, a new medication is available to manage the symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis, a condition that impacts as many as 40 million people in the United States....

Vets Often Forgo Medication When Co-Pays Rise

Budget-cutters urged to look elsewhere for cost savings,,,, MONDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- When the co-payment amount for prescription drugs goes up, veterans tend to stop taking needed medications, a new study has found. Reporting in the Jan 27. issue of the journal Circulati...
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