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Niche Prescriptions Announces Grand Opening of New Program Offering Prescription Drug Discount Card

Providing a prescription discount card, Niche Prescriptions announces the grand opening of a new program. The program allows consumers to minimize the cost of obtaining prescription drugs. Niche Prescriptions offers one of the largest pharmacy networks in the United States and offers thousands of...

New Walmart Program Broadens Access to Affordable Prescriptions in Michigan

Retailer to offer 90-day prescription supply for $10 via free mail delivery; Pilot program launches in Michigan today BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today in Michigan Walmart announced a pilot program which will offer a 90-day supply of 300 generic prescriptions, ...

When physical and mental health problems co-occur and money gets tight, which prescriptions go unfilled?

A new study points to a troubling connection between out-of-pocket expenses for people contending with both physical illnesses and depression, affecting access to antidepressant treatment. Dr. Carolyn Dewa, head of the Work and Well-being Research and Evaluation Program at the Centre of Addicti...

Innappropriate drug prescriptions wasting millions, raising health risks

CORVALLIS, Ore. A recent study in Oregon suggests that drugs designed for treating the most severe mental illnesses are often prescribed at inappropriately low doses and at considerable expense, for use in conditions where their benefit has not been established. In this case, prescription drug...

During Tough Economic Times Remember Your Health - Save With Your AAA Membership on Necessities From Prescriptions to Eyeglasses

Make a New Year's Resolution to focus on health by using the benefits of the world's largest member discount program ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 2.6 million American jobs were lost in 2008, and many of those currently unemployed also find themselves without vital medical ben...

Healthcare Costs Prevented Nearly 40 Million Americans From Filling Their Prescriptions in 2008

The Internet becomes an increasingly important health resource for consumers curbing their spending on doctor's visits and medications NEW YORK, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 40 million U.S. adults decided not to fill a prescription medication from a doctor in the past year because of th...

Primary Care Physicians' Prescriptions of Aricept for Alzheimer's Disease Will Drop by 20 Percent Following the Availability of Generic Razadyne in December 2008

Most Surveyed MCO Pharmacy Directors Will Move Razadyne and Razadyne ER from Tier 2 to Tier 3 When Generic Razadyne is Launched, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research ...

VIDEO from Medialink and General Motors: Electronic Prescriptions Save Lives and Money

NEW YORK, March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Four out of every five adults take at least one medication or dietary supplement every day, according to the Institute of Medicine. Every year, hundreds of thousands of prescription drug errors are made due to handwritten prescriptions. These errors often lead...

Non-Medical Use of Prescriptions Linked to Drug Abuse Risk

Study of college students finds 20% took substances without approval MONDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News) -- Among college students, non-medical use of frequently abused prescription drugs increases the risk of drug abuse, says a University of Michigan study. Researcher Sean Esteban M...

Pharmacists Customize Prescriptions By Patient, Day and Dose with onePAC(TM) Packaging

DURHAM, N.C., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- For the half of Americans who take more than one prescription daily, life is about to change for the better, thanks to new onePAC(TM) prescription packaging from Parata Systems. onePAC prepares a person's medications by day and dosing time in a sealed, c...

$7 Brand Name Prescriptions for Low Income and Un-Insured Avoid Prescription Discount Cards!

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Low income families and uninsured individuals everywhere now have access to over 1,300 brand-name medications for only $7 per prescription per month with delivery to their home or doctors office. Prescription Hope is offering this new prescription assis...

AAPM statement on DEA ruling allowing multiple prescriptions for controlled substances

GLENVIEW, Ill. The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) supports todays Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) ruling, which allows multiple prescriptions for controlled substances when appropriate. This DEA Final Ruling, Issuance of Multiple Prescriptions for Schedule II Controlled Substances...

New Study Finds 1 in 4 Multiple Sclerosis Patients With High Out-of-Pocket Costs Not Filling Prescriptions

Avoiding medications may adversely affect patient care and increase health care costs ST. PAUL, Minn., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- One in four multiple sclerosis (MS) patients are declining to fill their prescriptions likely due to high out-of-pocket costs, according to new research conducted by ...

New AARP Initiative Encourages Community Members to Help Others Better Manage Their Prescriptions

Rx Snapshot tracks drugs and helps older Americans talk with their health care professionals about managing their meds WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP today released Rx Snapshot , a free, online tool that anyone can use to help older family members, friends or nei...

Doctors Fear Patients Not Filling Prescriptions

New Epocrates Survey Reveals Patients May Make Harmful Choices in Efforts to Contain Costs San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) February 10, 2009 -- Americans are faced with having to make more difficult economic choices than ever before. A new survey conducted by Epocrates, Inc. ,...

Zix Corporation Processes More Than 20 Million Electronic Prescriptions

e-Prescribing Leader Affirms Industry Dominance DALLAS, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq: ZIXI ), the leader in hosted services for email encryption and e-prescribing, today announced the Company has processed a record 20 million prescription...

Long Islanders Take Unhealthy Measures to Afford Their Prescriptions

State Budget, due April 1, Holds Remedy for Long Islanders NEW YORK, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Stony Brook University Center for Survey Research poll conducted this past month reveals that Long Islanders are taking very unhealthy measures to cope with the high cost of prescript...

Researchers propose consumers buy yearly 'drug licenses' as new way to pay for prescriptions

Changing the way consumers pay for prescription drugs so that the system more closely resembles paying for cell phones or computer software could increase drug use without altering patients out-of-pocket spending, health plan costs or drug company profits, according to a new RAND Corporation study...

Large Geographic Differences in EpiPen Prescriptions in the U. S.

A new study suggests strong variation in the occurrence of anaphylaxis between the northern and southern U.S. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can be fatal without treatment with epinephrine. The striking north-south differences in EpiPen prescribing, a marker of anaphylaxis risk, cu...

Some Prescriptions Can Lead to Chronic Drug-Induced Liver Injury

A surprising twenty-three percent of patients showed evidence of a chronic condition six months after their enrollment in a new study measuring drug-induced liver// injury (DILI). Antimicrobials and anticonvulsant medications are the most common prescription medications implicated in indiosyncratic...

Doctors to give complete information on prescriptions to patients

A recent research by scientists at the University of California in Los Angeles reveals that in general, doctors give only 62% of the information to patients for them to take the medication properly. // “This is a good indication that there is actually a lack of communication between patients a...

Paper Prescriptions Give Way to e-Prescriptions in Northern Ireland

An agreement between Hewlett Packard and the government in Northern Ireland will lead to the phasing out of paper prescriptions towards the implementation// of an e-prescriptions service. The Department for Health Social Services and Public Safety has announced that community pharmacies across...

TV drug commercials prompt prescriptions

Television commercials for drugs to treat everything from heartburn to impotence have prompted one in eight viewers to get a prescription. But many viewers fail to retain critical information about the drug and possible side effects. TV commercials for prescription drugs have become commonplace sin...

Middle-Aged Women with Headaches, Often Walk Out With Prescriptions

As if Headache Prescriptions have the prerogative of choice. They seem to be partial to middle aged women. Research in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry suggests that // Family doctors are twice likely to write-out prescriptions to middle aged women with headache as compared to m...

Malaria May Gain Resistance To Single Drug Prescriptions

Pharmaceutical companies have been called upon to stop marketing a single treatment malarial drug, by the World Health Organization (WHO), as the parasite which causes malaria may develop a resistance to it. // Arata Kochi, director of the WHO's malaria department, said that the practice of u...

Top Pharmaceuticals Influence Doctors Prescriptions

London October 20, 2005: What has been known perhaps for sometime is now confirmed by a survey published in the journal Nature which suggests that top pharmaceutical companies are influencing decisions of doctors about how their products are to be prescribed.// The journal reveals that that the ...

More Errors From Computerized Prescriptions

It was thought that computerized prescription could be used to avoid medical mistakes, but now it seems computerized prescription systems // may lead to even more errors. It is known that adverse drug events injure or kill more than 770,000 people in hospitals each year. One way hospitals are tr...

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Report Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...aiser Permanente physicians, nurses, and other clinicians using the system. During the second quarter of 2009, members refilled more than 1.6 million prescriptions through kp.org, a 17 percent increase from the second quarter of last year. As not-for-profit organizations, KFHP/H also use resources to suppo...

Price Chopper Supermarkets Deploy Micromedex Solutions From Thomson Reuters as Key Component of Its Patient-Centered Care Initiatives

...northeastern United States and continues to grow in this region. It operates pharmacies in 68 stores, with each location filling between 300 and 2,000 prescriptions per week. Micromedex reference solutions from Thomson Reuters are an important part of Price Chopper's Medication Therapy Management program. ...

Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and Updates 2009 Full Year Guidance

... Company uses IMS Health, Inc. estimates of filled prescriptions for our products as a proxy for market demand. ...r average selling prices and an increase in filled prescriptions of 10.3%, offset in part by the impact of higher s...r average selling prices and an increase in filled prescriptions of 6.3% in the quarter ended June 30, 2009, offset...

Labopharm Reports Results for Second Quarter Fiscal 2009

...ects since the launch, including the growth of new prescriptions and the migration of patients to higher dosage str...ducts (excluding combination products) in terms of prescriptions in May and June 2009 with 39% and 42% market share, respectively. The number of prescriptions written for Labopharm's product in Canada for the ...

Efforts by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Physician Practices Help Michigan Become a Leading Adopter of E-prescribing

...ve, has wiped out the danger of doctors' scrawl on prescriptions they write in their family practice. They're among...it avoids paper waste. More than 1 million prescriptions have been handled by the BCBSM program. Current volume is about 130,000 prescriptions per month. Nearly 50,000 member alerts have been t...

SXC Health solutions announces record second quarter financial results

...e recurring items. Adjusted prescription volume equals SXC's Mail Service prescriptions multiplied by three, plus its retail and specialty prescriptions. The Mail Service prescriptions are multiplied by three to adjust for the fact that they typically include ...

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: Vytorin and Zetia Makers Settle Class-Action Suit With Proposed $41.5 Million

...he results of this study and instead sought to delay and conceal the negative results, causing consumers and third-party payors to pay for unnecessary prescriptions of Vytorin and Zetia. The lawsuit, filed under the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), as well as the consumer protec...

Innovation to Unveil Next Generation of PharmASSIST SmartCabinet at NACDS Pharmacy & Technology Conference

...igh-resolution, touch-screen display, a tuck-away keyboard and mouse drawer, and 46 independently operating tablet-and-capsule dispensers, which count prescriptions simultaneously. The counting technology maintains its industry-leading smallest footprint (3 square feet), highest individual dispenser capacity (800c...

DME Billing Lets Home Care Providers Know How They are Doing in Real Time

...eived by Cash Specialist (MTD, QTD, YTD) Total Revenue By Salesperson (MTD, QTD, YTD) Infusion Pharmacy Software   Number of prescriptions by Pharmacist -     • By RX start date    • By therapy Number of Dispensing records by Pharmacist...

CVS Caremark and Inverness Medical Innovations Launch Strategic Alliance to Provide Enhanced Health Management Services to Clients

...ess. About CVS Caremark CVS Caremark is the largest provider of prescriptions in the nation. The Company fills or manages more than 1 billion prescriptions annually. Through its unmatched breadth of service offerings, CVS Caremark ...

More Than One in Five 12 to 17-Year-Olds Have Trouble Seeing in Class

... The headaches the older children are experiencing may be a natural result of their eyes experiencing more strain and stress but not receiving updated prescriptions to accommodate the changes." Additional findings of the survey show that: Almost two-thirds (66 percent) of children under the age of...

Arcadia HealthCare's DailyMed(TM) Signs Deal with Comfort Keepers(R), A Leading Provider of In-Home Care

...vice from the DailyMed support team. DailyMed ( www.DailyMedRx.com ) is Arcadia's proprietary drug packaging system that combines patients' prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines and vitamins into compact rolls of packets. Comfort Keepers is a leading provider of non-medical, in-home care market ...

Antidepressant Use in U.S. Has Almost Doubled

... finding that the majority of Americans taking antidepressants were not receiving care from a psychiatrist. Also troubling was not knowing what the prescriptions were being written for exactly. "One wonders if the medication is being used as a possible panacea for a number of psychosocial issues which might ...
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