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2013-06-11 12:57:37

Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes are two to three times more likely to use expensive brand-name drugs than a comparable group of patients treated within the VA Healthcare System, according to a nationwide study by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and Dartmouth College. Spending in Medicare Part D would have been an estimated $1.4 billion less in 2008 if brand-name and generic drug use matched that of the VA for the medications studied. The...

2013-06-06 23:14:30

Conrad Siegel Actuaries Releases Results from Annual Medical and Prescription Drug Benefits Survey Harrisburg, PA (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Conrad Siegel Actuaries, celebrating its 50th year delivering comprehensive employee benefits services, announced today the results of its annual Medical and Prescription Drug Benefits survey, an employee benefits survey for the Central PA region. Overall, the survey found that medical and prescription drug benefit costs continue to rise for employees and...

2013-05-24 23:23:52

A new report estimates that upgrading management of drug benefits in Florida´s Medicaid program could save $2.1 billion without reducing access or the quality of benefits patients receive. The new report shows that Florida and other state Medicaid programs could make more use of the tools Medicare, unions, and employers rely on to curb wasteful pharmacy spending. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 A new report estimates that upgrading management of drug benefits in Florida´s...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.