Physicians propose the first general framework for withholding or discontinuing prescription medications.
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Health insurance companies have increasingly sought to limit the amount of expensive drugs doctors prescribe to patients in order to keep drug costs form spiraling.
The new Medicare prescription drug coverage is an important addition to Medicare that can help people save money and live better, healthier lives.
Drug spending growth one half of rate five years ago.
Medicare Advantage plans are providing enhanced drug coverage and additional benefits that are saving seniors about $100 a month.
Medicare's new prescription drug coverage is working for millions of seniors and people with disabilities.
Less than 1 percent of outpatients who received medication in 2002 were prescribed a medication that violated a prescription drug's black box warning.
A study of New York City pharmacies found that only 69 percent have the ability to provide prescription labels in Spanish and that pharmacists only do so upon customer request.
DTC prescription drug advertising is not the proper role of drug executives to tell what drugs to buy.
Medicare Prescription Drug plans (also called PDPs) are sold by private companies whose plans have been approved by Medicare.
More Than 11 Million Medicare Beneficiaries To Be Covered For Prescription Drugs As of January 1, 2006
More than 21 million seniors and people with disabilities will get prescription drug coverage.
Pharmaceutical development processes have become so complex that it is difficult to provide safe and effective prescription drugs at a significantly lower cost.
Despite recent trends that demonstrate reduced outpatient use of antimicrobial agents, prescribing continues to significantly exceed prudent levels.
Medicare's prescription drug coverage is available to everyone in Medicare.
Plenty of promising strategies exist to control antibiotic prescribing practices, but no single method emerges as the best for hospital patients.
Medicare is working with eight Medicare Rx Integrity Contractors enabling them to find fraud, waste and abuse in the new prescription drug program.
Electronic prescribing enables a physician to transmit a prescription electronically to a patient's pharmacy of choice.
Some health insurers are even encouraging people to buy the extra strength version of prescription medications they take regularly and split the tablet in an effort to save money.
With robust competition among drug plans, Medicare prescription drug plans will offer coverage at a lower cost than independent experts had projected. As a result, the Medicare prescription drug coverage that begins January 1 will have:
An average monthly premium of $32.20, about $5 less per month than previously estimated.