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2014-06-19 09:31:10

BMJ-British Medical Journal Scrapping charges seems to have no effect on access to and take up of care England remains the only UK country still charging patients for their prescriptions – currently £8.05 (€10; $13.5) per prescribed item. Although prescription charges have been rising, the latest data show that the number of pharmaceutical items prescribed in England reached its highest level yet - over one billion in 2012 - equivalent to nearly 19 per person in that year and an...

2014-06-16 16:25:08

SCHAUMBURG, IL, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Catamaran Corp. (NASDAQ: CTRX, TSX: CCT), a leading provider of pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services and technology, introduces its newest clinical service offering, the Safe & Effective Compound Use Reassurance Effort (SECURE), to help clients better monitor and manage the safety and cost-effectiveness of compound medications. A robust menu of services aimed at addressing safety and cost concerns will be offered to all...

2014-06-13 23:00:52

Harbor Village Comments On The Alarming Rates of Prescription Pill Abuse Among Maryland High School Students Frederick, Maryland (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 As reported by the Frederick News Post in the article 'Survey: Prescription Drug Use Reaches One in Four High-School Seniors in Frederick County' (6/12), a recent survey has made an alarming find about high school students in Frederick, Maryland. According to this survey, researchers have found that at least one in every four high...

2014-06-12 23:10:05

Hurricane season is here. What patients need to know about medication refills when a hurricane is threatening their area. Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Being stranded without important daily medicine happens too often during natural disasters, even those that are anticipated. "Requiring more attention is the fact that measures are already in place by most insurance companies and pharmacies to make sure patients do not run out," says Dr. Scott Katzman of...

2014-06-09 08:28:46

New Express Scripts Research Identifies High Prescribers Among Peer Groups SAN DIEGO, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Forty percent of U.S. narcotic prescriptions in 2011-2012 were written by only five percent of opioid prescribers, according to a study Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) presented today at AcademyHealth's annual research meeting. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080827/EXPRESSSCRIPTSLOGO The study identifies prescribers who prescribe opioids at a much higher rate...

2014-06-06 23:02:30

Paseo Oaks Pharmacy in the Calabasas area now announces its offering of a $15 credit toward compounded prescriptions. Calabasas, CA (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 Paseo Oaks Pharmacy in the Calabasas area is now offering a $15 credit for any new or transferred compounded prescription. The history of compounding dates back to ancient times when herbs and other ingredients would be combined into preparations and medications. The first compounding pharmacies began to appear in the United States in...

2014-06-06 23:01:39

TreatmentHelp helps debunk the claim that medication prescribed by a physician is always safer than illicit drugs. Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 Prescription drugs have started to gain the notoriety of illicit drugs, especially among teenagers and individuals to whom the drugs were not prescribed. Taking prescription drugs without the supervision of a physician can be extremely dangerous and life-threatening to overall health and well-being. Some of the most commonly abused...

2014-06-04 12:30:04

- Electronic Prescriptions Represent Only 25 Percent of Prescriptions Dispensed in 2013 - HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MediScripts, a point-of-prescription solutions provider, reports that physicians with e-prescribing access are still writing paper prescriptions in large quantities. According to the 2013 National Progress Report from SureScripts, less than 25 percent of all prescriptions dispensed in 2013 were issued electronically[i]. Activity among...

2014-06-03 23:03:24

Raymond R. Carlson, a pharmacist and owner of RC Compounding Services, will answer questions and lead a discussion about how ostomies may affect the absorption of prescription medications during the meeting June 10 at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The June meeting of the Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group will feature casual conversation with a pharmacist. Raymond R. Carlson, a pharmacist and owner of RC Compounding Services, will answer...

2014-06-03 16:24:56

During National Safety Month, NSC urges Americans to take precautions when taking prescription painkillers ITASCA, Ill., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for Americans ages 25 to 64. Opioid prescription painkillers - legally obtainable drugs that are sitting in many medicine cabinets - account for most of these fatal drug overdoses. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/MM23334-b During National...


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