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2013-10-30 23:29:53

The latest issue of Drug Benefit News takes a look at how insurers and PBMs are using copay coupons to boost adherence to specialty drugs. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Many health plans and PBMs agree that copay coupons offered by makers of traditional brand-name drugs thwart formulary compliance, and have attempted to combat their use through tactics such as enlarging copay differentials and applying utilization management. But when it comes to coupons and discount programs...

2013-10-29 23:31:42

October 15 through December 7 marks the start of Medicare shopping season. MMAP is urging Medicare beneficiaries and their family to review the new 2014 Medicare prescription drug plans. (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Each year from October 15 through December 7, Medicare beneficiaries have an opportunity to enroll in a prescription drug plan for the new calendar year (2014). While individuals may stay with their current plan, the Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) recommends...

2013-10-18 10:02:30

First-ever Dartmouth Atlas report on prescriptions finds wide variation in the use of both effective and potentially harmful medications across U.S. A new report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project shows that the use of both effective and risky drug therapies by Medicare patients varies widely across U.S. regions, offering further evidence that location is a key determinant in the quality and cost of the medical care that patients receive. In their first look at prescription drug use,...

2013-10-15 23:33:26

A recent survey conducted by Express Scripts found that nearly one third of seniors surveyed believed that the ACA increased the age of eligibility for Medicare. In light of this the Canadian Pharmacy encourages consumers to start researching their coverage now. Winnipeg, Manitoba (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 As the days get shorter and colder, millions of Americans begin contemplating upcoming Medicare open enrollment season. Unfortunately, the implementation of the health insurance...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
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