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2011-07-25 13:19:24

According to a London research firm, the cost of prescription medicines used by people every day is about to drop, reports the Associated Press (AP). Seven of the world's 20 best-selling drugs will become generic versions in the next 14 months. EvaluatePharma Ltd said that between now and 2016, blockbuster drug patents worth about $255 billion in global annual sales will go off patent. Generic versions of drugs for blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, depression, high triglycerides, HIV and...

2011-01-11 09:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study by researchers at Harvard, Brigham and Women's Hospital and CVS Caremark finds that 23 percent of doctors' have negative perceptions of the effectiveness and quality of generic drugs and that may lead to doctors prescribing unnecessarily expensive medications. In a study published in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy, the researchers said, "Overall, we found that the majority of physicians are comfortable with the efficacy of generic...

2010-10-13 16:52:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) 2010 Educational Conference taking place in St. Louis this week, Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX) will present research findings that spotlight new opportunities for driving down healthcare costs and providing increased value for health plan sponsors and patients. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080827/EXPRESSSCRIPTSLOGO) (Logo:...

2010-08-05 08:00:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmacy spending for Prime Therapeutics (Prime) and its Blue Cross and Blue Shield partners increased just 3.4 percent in 2009, among the lowest rates in the industry, according to Prime's 2010 Drug Trend Insights report released today. Even as brand-name prescription costs increased 9.8 percent, Prime outperformed leading pharmacy benefit managers across all drug classes, according to the report.(1) The analysis found spending on traditional drugs...

2009-12-28 23:01:00

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- America's seniors are being overwhelmed by the number of prescription drugs they take on a daily basis. According to a new national survey of more than 1,000 people ages 65 and older who use medications, more than half (51 percent) take at least five different prescription drugs regularly and one in four take between 10 and 19 pills each day. The challenge of managing multiple medications is clear - nearly three in five (57...

2009-11-05 12:14:00

TROY, Mich., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Medtipster, the company behind the new online healthcare search engine and price comparator Medtipster.com, is pleased to announce a new promotion to help Michigan residents save on their prescription costs. Through Medtipster's "FREE Everyday Prescription Giveaway," consumers can visit www.medtipster.com to register for a chance to win a free qualifying generic prescription from a participating pharmacy. Network pharmacies on medtipster.com include...

2009-11-03 07:30:00

Service to support medication adherence and provide Express Scripts members with cost- and time-saving options ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Express Scripts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESRX), a provider of integrated pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services, and Greatwater Software, Inc., a provider of patient self-service solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced a program that will enable patients to review options for reducing prescription costs when checking in for...

2009-10-07 06:00:00

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) is helping seniors in this tough economy find smart solutions for getting the most value out of their Medicare prescription drug plan. The 2010 Medco Medicare Prescription Plan® has three different plan options - Choice, Access, and Value - which in addition to providing access to a vast array of medications, pharmacy locations, and desirable plan features, also provides...

2009-09-16 17:47:39

U.S. retail giant Wal-Mart said it would extend its affordable prescription drug program with free mailing of inexpensive drugs. In a statement released Tuesday, the company said it would allow U.S. citizens to order 90-day supplies of about 300 generic prescription drugs for $10. The mail service was, essentially, free, the company said. The service comes with no gimmicks, no memberships and no enrollment fees, Wal-Mart said. Orders can be made over the Internet or by calling...

2009-08-13 09:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) announced today the results of its 2009 Health IQ study which examined consumer attitudes and behaviors around health care and prescription usage. Among its findings, the study underscores the need for expanded health care coverage along with cost savings realized by improving health care delivery. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) Of all consumers surveyed, 13% reported that...


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