Posts Tagged ‘prescription drugs’

Drug Discount Program To Get Senate Oversight Hearing

The drug discount 340 program is getting a hearing from the Senate health committee in an effort to fix and reform it.  Senate health committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) will hold hearings in early spring. No date has yet been specified.  early spring, but did not specify a date. The 340B Drug Discount Program is a federal government program created in…

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Silent Epidemic: Aging Seniors Taking Too Many Medications?

A silent epidemic is going on now in America, according to researchers. They warn that older Americans are taking too many unnecessary drugs, often prescribed by multiple doctors, for dubious or unknown reasons.     For example, estimates are that 25 percent of people ages 65 to 69 take at least five prescription drugs to treat…

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Prescription Drugs Pricing Now Competitive After Patient Doctor Alliance

Prescription drugs pricing may become more competitive following an alliance between doctors, patients, pharmacies, and electronic health record companies. More than half of U.S. physicians and nearly two-thirds of patients will now be able to view information about benefits and drug costs to make decisions together during office visits.       Prescription Drugs: New…

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