Latest Prescription costs Stories

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...

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...

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...

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