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Many Americans wait for prescriptions; most want physicians to use e-prescribing

Many Americans wait for prescriptions; most want physicians to use e-prescribing

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Despite decades of growth in electronic prescribing, about half (53%) of Americans say some of their prescriptions are still sent to the pharmacy by phone, fax, or paper. They also often wait days for even urgently needed medications, according to a recent survey from health technology pioneer DrFirst. The survey also reveals that

DrFirst study reveals that only a quarter of those taking opioids store them properly

DrFirst study reveals that only a quarter of those taking opioids store them properly

ROCKVILLE, Md. –  In the midst of the war against opioid addiction, most Americans don’t recognize if they are prescribed an opioid, according to a new survey by health technology pioneer DrFirst. The survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults—which looked at Americans’ opinions, knowledge, and usage of opioid-containing medications—discovered that almost a quarter of

Study says many consumers have abandoned a prescription at pharmacy due to cost

Study says many consumers have abandoned a prescription at pharmacy due to cost

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Nearly half of consumers have abandoned a medication prescribed by their physician because it was too expensive, according to a survey released today by DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of e-prescribing and patient medication management solutions. At a time when the federal government is pushing a variety of measures to make prescription drug prices

Taking cost, coverage guesswork out of prescribing

Taking cost, coverage guesswork out of prescribing

When a doctor prescribes a medication to a patient, neither party wants to be wondering about drug cost and coverage — an all-too-common situation that all too often makes things more difficult for the pharmacist as well. UnitedHealthcare and its OptumRx PBM aim to help reduce that occurrence with PreCheck MyScript, a new online solution

Pharmacies boost controlled substance e-scripts

Pharmacies boost controlled substance e-scripts

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Last year, retail pharmacies greatly accelerated implementation of technology for electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS). Eighty-two percent of U.S. retail pharmacies are now EPCS-enabled, up 21% from 2014, according to a report released Thursday by e-prescribing solution provider DrFirst. Nearly all states have at least 60% of retail pharmacies EPCS-enabled, with