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2011-10-07 13:25:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- By urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to issue "Essential Health Benefits" regulations that ensure affordable, flexible benefits in the exchanges, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has launched a long-overdue debate between employers and some powerful special interests that benefit from costly new mandates, according to the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA). A new survey shows that small...

2011-10-07 08:00:00

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Morgantown is launching a program tomorrow to help provide residents with some relief from the high cost of prescription medications. Through the program - sponsored by the National League of Cities (NLC) - the city is making free prescription discount cards available to city residents. The discount cards offer city residents an average of 23 percent savings off the retail price of prescription medications. The NLC...

2011-10-06 13:02:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the Institute of Medicine (IOM) releasing its recommendations to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the "essential benefits" regulations tomorrow, a new ad campaign launched by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) highlights that small businesses oppose regulations that would allow special interests to raise prescription drug costs. Small businesses will be among those most affected by the...

2011-10-03 07:05:00

A leader among Canadian online pharmacies, GetCanadianDrugs.com, finds that 99.44% of U.S. customers surveyed would continue to purchase Canada's drugs despite proposed Medicare changes. (PRWEB) October 03, 2011 GetCanadianDrugs.com, a trusted Canada pharmacy website established in 2002, recently surveyed several thousand customers and discovered that an overwhelming 99.44% of those who responded, and were eligible for Medicare Part D, stated they would continue to purchase their medication...

2011-09-29 07:00:00

Senator Patrick Leahy introduced the PROTECT IP Act which can take away every Americanâs right to purchase medication from Canadian and international online pharmacies. Together, we can make a plea against this bill which can potentially put millions of lives in health jeopardy. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) September 29, 2011 While supporting the importation of affordable prescription drugs from Canada and other countries, Senator Patrick Leahy also put forth a new bill...

Lack Of Money Leading People To Ignore Doctor's Advice
2011-09-28 11:30:18

A Consumer Reports survey has found that many people in the U.S. ignored their doctor's advice and skipped prescription drugs or medical procedures to save money in 2011. The survey said half of the 1,226 consumers taking at least one prescription medication admitted to taking steps to save money. Of the same group, 28 percent took significant risks with their medication to help save money, such as not filling a prescription or taking an expired medication. The report said the...

2011-09-27 05:00:00

Forty-One Percent Say Their Doctors Only Sometimes or Never Recommend Generics YONKERS, N.Y., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a result of the flagging economy, Americans are making risky tradeoffs that could be dangerous to their health, according to Consumer Reports' annual prescription drug poll. Forty-eight percent of Americans who currently take a prescription medicine told pollsters they'd cut health-care costs, for example, by putting off a doctor's visit or medical...

2011-09-26 14:18:00

LINCOLN, Calif., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Safely storing prescription medications has always been a challenge for parents and other prescription holders. Now, an innovative new device allows prescription holders to safely secure and store dangerous medications--in a small, convenient and more portable container. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110926/SF75139) Developed by CAP-N-LOCK, LLC., The Locking Cap is a combination locking cap designed to work with existing...

2011-09-23 10:00:00

PayingthePrice.org claims Google forfeiture and policy change regarding AdWords advertising for Canadian pharmacies may favor online rogue pharmacies in organic search engine listings New York, NY (PRWEB) September 23, 2011 According to PayingthePrice.org, an advocacy movement dedicated to educating patients, lawmakers and journalists about the prescription drug crisis facing millions of Americans each year, U.S. regulatory pressure to halt Google AdWords advertising relating to non-U.S....

2011-09-22 07:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today applauded a new study released by the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) as further evidence of the savings and access that high quality, cost effective generic prescription drugs can bring to American consumers. According to the independent analysis of data conducted by IMS Health, the world's leading provider of market intelligence to the pharmaceutical and health care industries, the use of generic...