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medication nonadherence

Trump’s SNAP judgment may impact adherence

Trump’s SNAP judgment may impact adherence

The Trump administration’s unpalatable plan to revamp the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, could bring not just nutritional but also health consequences — specifically at the pharmacy counter. Earlier this week, the administration proposed to change SNAP by substituting a USDA food package — including such items as shelf-stable milk, cereal, pasta, peanut

PrescribeWellness unveils med sync certification

PrescribeWellness unveils med sync certification

IRVINE, Calif. — Cloud-based health technology provider PrescribeWellness has launched an online certification program for its StarWellness medication synchronization solution. Geared for the nation’s more than 22,000 community pharmacies, the StarWellness Med Sync Certification is designed to help pharmacies to build and manage more patient relationships, improve operating efficiency and boost revenue while addressing the

Health policy in 2017: Innovation, value and access

Health policy in 2017: Innovation, value and access

For the past two years, organizations in the private and public sectors have been working to develop tools to support value-based health care and evidence-based medical decision making. In 2017, these efforts will take on an even greater urgency, driven by the ongoing, accelerating progress of biopharmaceutical research and development. As more — and more

Benzer Pharmacy serves up Rx adherence solution

Benzer Pharmacy serves up Rx adherence solution

TAMPA, Fla. — Benzer Pharmacy is addressing the medication nonadherence problem by offering a custom pill tray for patients on multiple medicines. The once-weekly dispensing system, accommodating patients taking over 10 medications in a day, provides daily removable cartridges that can be carried in a purse, briefcase or coat pocket. Benzer said the pill tray is

CVS: Rx reconciliation can cut hospital readmissions

CVS: Rx reconciliation can cut hospital readmissions

WOONSOCKET, R.I. —Medication reconciliation programs can help patients avoid hospital readmission and, in turn, unnecessary health care costs, according to a study from the CVS Health Research Institute. Also this week, the CVS Health Foundation announced a new grant to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help improve counseling by pediatric health care providers about tobacco and exposure

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,

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

Study: Canadians not taking their meds

Study: Canadians not taking their meds

OTTAWA — Many Canadians fail to take their medications as prescribed and, in some instances, are not filling their prescriptions, according to a national survey from the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA). Thirty percent of Canadians reported that they have stopped taking medication before advised to do so, and about one in four said they did