A recent NIDA-sponsored survey found that one in four teens with legitimate prescriptions
said other kids had asked them for pills.
Many patients are getting their prescriptions
filled correctly under the new Medicare program.
Furthermore, wiping out unnecessary doctor's visits, eliminating the paperwork involved with unnecessary prescriptions
, and putting drug prices in front of consumers, thereby forcing them to be cost-conscious, lowers overall health care costs and ultimately reduces insurance premiums.
TORONTO - Canada's health minister threatened Wednesday to overhaul the country's regulations on exporting prescription
drugs, saying Canada would no longer be a cheap ``drugstore for the United States.
are not completely synthesized by their users.
Bush's proposed legislative reform, in which older and disabled Americans could receive a prescription
benefit in return for enrolling in a managed Medicare program.
It's not unusual for the price of prescriptions
to drop 70% when shifting from brand-name to generic drugs, Fitzgibbon said.
Some insurance and pharmaceutical service companies offer programs that help people apply for reduced-price prescriptions
If you are required to take medication on a long-term basis, you may want to consider mail-order prescriptions
The average senior takes more than four prescription
drugs daily and fills 18 prescriptions
a year, at a cost of between $100 and $200 a month.
The available management strategies typically include precertification, a tiered co-payment system, restricting prescriptions
to a provider specialty, retrospective physician profiling, and physician education.
They obtained their data from three sources: an annual national audit of prescriptions
flled by retail pharmacies; prescriptions
handled in New York by the state-funded Medicaid program; and Blue Cross/Blue Shield reimbursements for medications in the Rochester area.