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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...

2009-07-09 11:28:00

CHICAGO, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Skyrocketing prescription drug prices are stinging Illinoisans over the age 50 -- forcing nearly 20 percent to cut back on the basics, like food and utilities, in order to afford needed medications. According to a recent AARP survey, as brand name drugs see record price increases, the majority of the state's 50 plus population are worried about being able to pay for their medications in the coming year. "No one should have to choose between...

2009-06-25 09:38:00

PRINCETON, N.J., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- "Congratulations President Obama on your agreement with large pharmaceutical companies to cut prescription costs for the elderly," says Mark D. Steele, president of NeoStrata Company, Inc. "We thought you should know that you have a little company in New Jersey that's done the same for psoriasis sufferers of all ages." Mr. Steele is speaking about NeoStrata Company, Inc., and the submission of their findings from a recent clinical study announcing the...

2009-03-10 09:00:00

www.PaRxPriceFinder.com is Part of Governor Rendell's Economic Recovery and Relief Initiative to Help Pennsylvania Families HARRISBURG, Pa., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Web site demonstrated in Harrisburg today will help consumers find the lowest local prices for more than 300 of the most widely-used prescription medications. The Web site, www.PaRxPricefinder.com, was announced yesterday by Governor Edward G. Rendell as one of his economic recovery and relief initiatives...

2009-02-19 07:00:00

Prescribers Now Have Access to Low-Price Generic Options, Helping Consumers Save Money on Prescriptions BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) today announced its list of up to 350 prescriptions on its $4 generic drug program will now be accessible to physicians using an Epocrates clinical decision support product online or via a mobile device. Physicians will now be better equipped to help identify lower cost medication options available for their...

2008-12-01 08:00:00

Consumer protection group's new resource helps Americans cut prescription costs without compromising drug safety WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A collection of online educational materials are now available for free to consumers to help fend off the dangers of contaminated or counterfeit drugs. Unveiled today by the Partnership for Safe Medicines, "Consumer Resources" is designed to help consumers ensure the safety of their prescription drugs and includes guides on safely...

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2008-12-03 12:40:00

It was announced on Tuesday that there is no evidence that brand-name drugs given to care for heart and other cardiovascular situations work any more effectively than their less expensive generic equivalents.  The data opposes the opinions of several doctors and patients that more expensive brand-name drugs are clinically more advanced, stated Dr. Aaron Kesselheim of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, who was the leader of the study. Kesselheim and...

2008-10-13 00:00:25

By The Miami Herald Risks: There's an increased chance of receiving a counterfeit medication from a noncredible source. Other countries don't have the same safeguards in place that the United States does to prevent counterfeit medications. What to do: It can be extremely difficult to identify a counterfeit medication just by looking at it. If your medication doesn't work as expected, you should contact your doctor or pharmacist, whether or not you think the product is counterfeit....

2008-10-06 09:00:57

Supermarket operator Weis Markets has completed the chainwide rollout of its new generic prescription plan offering a 90-day supply of more than 350 generic prescriptions for $9.99. The generic prescription plan was introduced in 59 store pharmacies located in central Pennsylvania, and northeast Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Elmira, New York. This plan is now available in all 118 Weis Markets in-store pharmacies. The company's 90-day prescription plan includes the new generic drug Altace,...

2008-10-03 09:00:37

SUNBURY, Pa., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Weis Markets Inc. today said it has completed the chainwide rollout of its new generic prescription plan offering a 90-day supply of more than 350 generic prescriptions for $9.99. The generic prescription plan was introduced in 59 store pharmacies located in Central PA, and Northeast PA (including Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and the Pocono's), New Jersey and Elmira, NY. This plan is now available in all 118 Weis Markets in-store pharmacies. The...


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