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CMS Required To Reverse Medicare Coverage Decision For Anemia Medications

Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) on Thursday introduced a bill (HJ Res 54) that would reverse a CMS decision to limit Medicare coverage for use of anemia medications -- Aranesp, manufactured by Amgen, and Procrit, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson -- in cancer patients, CQ HealthBeat reports (CQ HealthBeat, 9/28).

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Program Seeks To Improve Care, Lower Costs By Directly Involving Pharmacists In Patient Care

USA Today examined a nationwide pilot program that seeks to show that more directly involving pharmacists with patients can improve care and lower the cost of treating patients with chronic illnesses.

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Free Prescription Drug Program Uses Internet To Deliver Cards

Elations Health launched new discount card website to help reduce the high cost of prescription drugs. Elations Health LLC is providing free personalized prescription drug discount cards available for immediate internet download that offer savings averaging 31% off the price of most commonly prescribed drugs.

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