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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...

2008-08-26 03:00:17

By Strazewski, Len Use of CDHPs requires agents to work closely with employers and plan providers Consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) may be exciting new plan designs for managing and sometimes reducing employer health plans costs, but they aren't without pitfalls. Critics say that by giving employees control over thousands of dollars in health spending, the plans may discourage timely and appropriate health care, leaving the participants vulnerable to medical complications and bigger...

2008-06-24 02:29:38

SALT LAKE CITY, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- RxAmerica, a leading pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company, announced today an agreement with SureScripts to provide electronic prescribing to its prescribers and plans. SureScripts operates the largest network of electronic communications between pharmacies and physicians to allow the electronic exchange of prescription information. "We are very excited to be working with SureScripts to provide the value of safety and efficiency to our customers...

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2008-03-24 13:40:00

Following free drug sample receipt, patients who receive these samples have significantly higher out-of-pocket prescription costs than those who don't, according to the first study to look at the out-of-pocket cost associated with free-sample use, published in the March 24, 2008, issue of Medical Care.Patients who never received samples had estimated out-of-pocket prescription costs of $178 over six months. Patients who received samples spent an estimated $166 for a six-month period prior to...

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2008-03-13 09:40:00

Prescribing costs increase dramatically when people reach 65, according to a detailed analysis of more than five million patients published in the March issue of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.Average costs were six-and-a-half times higher than for people under 65 and 16 times higher than for children under four.When researchers from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Barcelona looked at the primary care records of 5.47 million patients in Catalonia, they found that...