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2013-02-20 15:12:04

Reducing financial barriers to medication access–a strategy known as value-based insurance design (VBID)–can improve medication adherence and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes. The economic and patient-perceived benefits of eliminating co-payments for diabetes-related medications and supplies are described in a trend-setting study published in Population Health Management, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available on...

2012-12-22 05:04:08

AffordRx.com to donate thousands of discount drug cards to those in need. Margate, NJ (PRWEB) December 21, 2012 AffordRx, a discount prescription drug card, is currently giving away thousands of free discount cards to those in need. Countless senior citizens and children living in the United States are not able to afford their prescriptions regularly. Many people are left with no choice but to skip doses or cut pills in half. AffordRx representative Dylan Marc explained his company's...

2012-04-23 23:03:26

Experts in the pharmaceutical industry will detail strategies that health plans can use to combat copay coupons in this April 26 webinar sponsored by Atlantic Information Services. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 23, 2012 Atlantic Information Services, Inc., publisher of Drug Benefit News and Specialty Pharmacy News, is pleased to announce its April 26 webinar, Health Plan Strategies to Combat Consumer Drug Copay Coupons. See webinar details at http://aishealth.com/marketplace/c2p15_042612. As...

2012-03-28 09:53:53

Greater out-of-pocket asthma medication cost was associated with small reductions in medication use and with more frequent asthma-related hospitalizations among children ages 5 years or older, according to a study in the March 28 issue of JAMA. "In recent years, private health plans have attempted to contain medication costs by shifting costs toward patients. Among adults, greater patient medication cost sharing has been associated with reduced medication use and increases in emergency...

2012-03-28 09:36:47

Study is a rare look at how price affects health care decisions for children – and finds higher out-of-pocket costs lead to less medicine use and more hospitalizations for children with asthma Health insurance policies that shift costs to patients through higher co-payments may have serious unintended consequences for children, including less use of effective treatments and an increased number of hospitalizations, according to a new study in JAMA by researchers from the Schaeffer...


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