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Access to medications improves health care, reduces costs, and promotes better health.
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Walgreens clinics extend to chronic illnesses - HealthCentral.com

Walgreens clinics extend to chronic illnesses - HealthCentral.com | Improving Access to Prescription Medications | Scoop.it
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Walgreens clinics extend to chronic illnesses
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Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, care coordination has become an important issue in managing chronic conditions.
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Study: Electronic Prescribing Cuts Medication Errors - U.S. News & World Report

Study: Electronic Prescribing Cuts Medication Errors - U.S. News & World Report | Improving Access to Prescription Medications | Scoop.it
Study: Electronic Prescribing Cuts Medication Errors
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Will States' Prescription Drug Essential Health Benefits Be ...

In a study released last week, the market analysis firm Avalere Health found that some states will require coverage of virtually all FDA-approved drugs, while others will only require coverage of about half of medications.
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AllScripts launches open app challenge, offers major cash prizes to ...

AllScripts launches open app challenge, offers major cash prizes to ... | Improving Access to Prescription Medications | Scoop.it
Applications that improve management of high-cost chronic diseases. This challenge will give priority to an application that helps reduce costs and/or improve outcomes for the following high-cost chronic diseases: heart ...
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Medication Beliefs Strongly Affect Individuals' Management of ...

Medication Beliefs Strongly Affect Individuals' Management of ... | Improving Access to Prescription Medications | Scoop.it
“Often, patients with chronic diseases are prescribed medications but they already have underlying beliefs about the causes of high blood pressure and how it can be treated, which leads them to underuse their medications,” ...
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Pharmacists Say High Drug Prices Primary Reason to Skip Meds

CVS pharmacists have acknowledged that cost is the primary barrier to prescription medicine. Ninety-one percent said that cost efficient alternatives would help.
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Health system now offers medication dispensing service - Fort Myers Beach Observer

Health system now offers medication dispensing serviceFort Myers Beach ObserverThe Lee Memorial Home Health's Lifeline service began offering the Philips Medication Dispensing Service about four to six weeks ago for community members to reduce medication...
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Brand-name drug coupons are abundant - Tampabay.com

Brand-name drug coupons are abundant - Tampabay.com | Improving Access to Prescription Medications | Scoop.it
Brand-name drug coupons are abundantTampabay.comDrugmakers say the coupons help Americans get the medicine they need.
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Drug Premiums Could Go Up for Florida Medicare Beneficiaries - HispanicBusiness.com

HispanicBusiness.comDrug Premiums Could Go Up for Florida Medicare BeneficiariesHispanicBusiness.comSometimes switching to a new plan yields a better premium or lower drug costs.
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Study: For Children On Medicaid, Prescriptions Often Go Unfilled ...

Reuters reports that researchers found that 22 percent of nearly 17000 kids' prescriptions issued at two urban clinics were never filled.
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Treatment for addicts is starting to change - Los Angeles Times

Treatment for addicts is starting to change - Los Angeles Times | Improving Access to Prescription Medications | Scoop.it
Treatment for addicts is starting to changeLos Angeles TimesFor decades, 12-step programs and a medication-free approach have dominated the recovery industry.
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Mobile medication therapy management system wins $1M NIH grant ...

Mobile medication therapy management system wins $1M NIH grant ... | Improving Access to Prescription Medications | Scoop.it
Leap of Faith Technologies, which offers a smartphone- and tablet-based mobile medication management system, has received a federal grant of more than $1 million to accelerate the commercialization of its technology.
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New HIV treatment combines 4 medications into a once a day pill - Examiner.com

New HIV treatment combines 4 medications into a once a day pill - Examiner.com | Improving Access to Prescription Medications | Scoop.it
Private MDNew HIV treatment combines 4 medications into a once a day pillExaminer.comThe FDA on August 28, 2012 has approved a once a day pill manufactured by Gilead Sciences' called Stribild.
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Study Finds Long-Term Care Pharmacies Face Higher Dispensing Costs; Must Meet Specialized Patient Needs

National Community Pharmacists Association - The Voice of the Community Pharmacist (RT @Commpharmacy: Medicare must ensure reimbursement models account for unique challenges of long-term care pharmacies; NCPA study:
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National Community Pharmacists Association: Taking medication properly ... - New Haven Register

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According to the National Community Pharmacists Association, as many as three out of four Americans don't always take prescription medicine as directed.
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Big Data Tackles Patients Who Don't Take Meds

Data analytics help Express Scripts predict, address the problem of patients who aren't taking their medications as prescribed.
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Medication Goes Digital

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A digital pill that helps patients and caregivers monitor dosages.
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Drugs Help Cholesterol Declines in US as Obesity Rises - Businessweek

Zee NewsDrugs Help Cholesterol Declines in US as Obesity RisesBusinessweekDrugs like Pfizer Inc. (PFE)'s Lipitor and healthier diets containing fewer trans fats have led to lower cholesterol levels in the U.S.
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Proposed Changes to Prescription Drug Labels Designed to Reduce

The scientific nonprofit group that sets standards for medicine safety is proposing reworking and standardizing medication labels, in an effort to reduce potentially dangerous medication mix-ups. The U.S.
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Enrollment begins Oct. 15 for Medicare Part D prescription plan - Naples Daily News

Enrollment begins Oct. 15 for Medicare Part D prescription plan - Naples Daily News | Improving Access to Prescription Medications | Scoop.it
Enrollment begins Oct. 15 for Medicare Part D prescription planNaples Daily NewsDuring open enrollment every fall, she turns to assistance offered by Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE) through the state elder affairs department.
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Millions of Americans Unable to Afford Prescription Medication

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In the past year, 10.1% of non-Hispanic white adults reported that drug costs prevented them from buying necessary medications. That percentage jumps to 13.2% for Hispanics and rises further to 14.7% of non-Hispanic ...
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FDA launches 'BeSafeRx' campaign against fake ... - Digital Trends

FDA launches 'BeSafeRx' campaign against fake ... - Digital Trends | Improving Access to Prescription Medications | Scoop.it
The campaign is targeted at “consumers who have or who would consider purchasing prescription medicines from an online pharmacy that is not associated with a health insurance plan or local 'brick and mortar' pharmacy to ...
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Questions raised about future funding of Florida drug database - Palm Beach Post

Questions raised about future funding of Florida drug databasePalm Beach PostMoney for a state program aimed at combating prescription drug abuse is running out, raising questions about how long the program will stay afloat and whether the state...
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Medicare recipients save $4.5 billion on prescriptions - USA TODAY

Medicare recipients save $4.5 billion on prescriptions - USA TODAY | Improving Access to Prescription Medications | Scoop.it
USA TODAYMedicare recipients save $4.5 billion on prescriptionsUSA TODAYComments. Reprints & Permissions.
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More People Cutting Corners to Pay for Medications - WebMD

More People Cutting Corners to Pay for Medications - WebMD | Improving Access to Prescription Medications | Scoop.it
More People Cutting Corners to Pay for MedicationsWebMDSome programs are free and others have minimal costs. Manufacturers also have assistance programs to help offset drug costs. “Read the fine print,” she says.
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