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J. Samantha Dougherty

Proper use of Rxs cuts other health care costs

ARLINGTON, Va. — An examination of data on more than 1.5 million Medicaid enrollees found that when prescription drugs are taken appropriately as prescribed by a physician there is a reduction of other medical costs for certain Medicaid populations. The research, undertaken to examine the impact of changes in prescription drug use on medical costs,

Health care reform process far from over

Health care reform process far from over

The major provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have been in effect for almost two years now, enough time to undertake an interim analysis of the controversial law’s impact on the health care system. President Obama and other advocates of the ACA, which since its enactment in March 2010 has withstood two

NACDS, PhRMA help weigh impact of Rx use on Medicaid costs

NACDS, PhRMA help weigh impact of Rx use on Medicaid costs

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) co-authored a Health Affairs article on research finding that when prescription drugs are taken as directed by a physician, other medical costs are reduced for certain Medicaid beneficiaries. Titled “Increased Use Of Prescription Drugs Reduces Medical