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Could Texting Improve Prescription Compliance and Save Money?

2014-12-07 18:00
texting and prescription compliance

Texting is such a popular activity, why not capitalize on it as a way to help improve healthcare and save money. That is exactly what seems to be the conclusion of a recent study from Queen Mary University of London, in which the authors found that texting reminders to patients about taking their medications improved prescription compliance, which could lead to cost savings as well as save lives.

Will individuals really pay attention to such text messages?

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Prescription drugs cause more fatal crashes than cannabis

2014-06-24 10:21
Car crash

There's been a great deal of concern about the high number of fatal car crashes caused by drivers who are high on alcohol or illicit marijuana. Clearly, the use of alcohol and marijuana alters perceptions in manners which undermines the ability to drive well. However, there has been an even bigger problem of fatal crashes emerging with the use of prescription drugs.

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Chronically ill poor Americans often must choose food over needed medicine

2014-03-25 12:17
Struggling in poverty

There are Americans who are so poor that they often can not afford needed medications. These Americans are often actually living in fear of not having enough food to eat if they buy certain needed medications. It appears in such cases these people either do not understand the possible welfare programs which could help them, or welfare programs which could benefit them in such a crisis situation are simply not available where they are living.

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FDA ruling cracks down on this popular pain reliever’s use

2014-01-14 22:01
 FDA recommends prescription combination products not contain more than 325 milligrams (mg) of acetaminophen

The FDA has issued safety information to healthcare providers, recommending that they discontinue prescribing prescription combination products that contain more than 325 milligrams (mg) of acetaminophen per tablet or capsule. This is in hopes to reduce the chances for overdose and liver failure.

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Prescription drug abuse kills: action in 4 areas to lower abuse

2013-12-27 20:56
Prescription meds

There has been growing awareness of the power of prescription medications to kill. The problem is so serious it should be ranked alongside illicit drug abuse and alcohol abuse as primary critical health hazards in the United States and elsewhere across the world.

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Dextrose and 6 other medications that hospitals are scrambling to keep on their shelves

2013-11-02 11:10
Hospital Drug Shortages

These seven drugs are running short in US hospitals. What is the cause of the drug shortage when considering the power of the pharmaceutical industry. How can we get them back to the hospital shelves.

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Internet drug purchases could be harmful to your health

2013-10-23 18:07
Caveat emptor! when ordering online

If you order prescription medications online, you may be purchasing an inferior ore even harmful product. Caveat emptor! (Latin for “let the buyer beware”). Most prescription drugs are expensive and many seniors who need them have limited funds for their purchase, even if they have a Medicare Part D prescription plan. Thus, some are lured into purchasing the drug from websites that often offer considerable savings. These sites range from completely legitimate ones such as drugstore.com to bogus ones that sell drugs that look exactly like the name brand but may contain harmful or ineffective ingredients. For example a website that advertises as a “Canadian pharmacy” may be located anywhere on the globe.

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Strategies to cut prescription costs for Medicare recipients

2013-10-22 14:16
Prescription meds can financilly impact seniors

A variety of strategies are available to curb the high cost of prescription medication; however, some are fraught with hazard and could be detrimental to one’s health. They include substituting a generic, enrolling in a Medicare Part D plan, and purchasing drugs on the Internet.

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