More than 70 percent of people who abuse prescription pain relievers obtain the drugs from friends or relatives, usually with permission and for free, according to the study.
The FDA rules would set “an abbreviated pathway” to approval that would consider factors including a product’s complexity, formulation and stability, the agency said.
Medical cost variations for different regions are largely due to generic prescription rates, says Pitt study
The study suggests that taxpayers and the federal Medicare program could save about $4.5 billion a year, or 10 percent of all Medicare spending, by using less-expensive generic medications.
A Phoenixville pharmacy has started a new community program to dispose of expired or unwanted prescription drugs.
Drugs catered to the elderly were especially likely to rise in cost.
A new program, which provides a monetary incentive to patients to take their medication, is being studied in Philadelphia.
The health insurance company’s customers will soon have to choose between mail order and pharmacy for receiving their prescriptions.
So say U.S. researchers after conducting a study.
So says Wilkes-Barre’s The Citizens Voice.
“Studies have shown that many members intend to switch from retail to a home delivery pharmacy, yet do not follow through due to procrastination or forgetfulness. Select Home Delivery taps into this latent demand by engaging members in their health care and giving them an opportunity to make an educated decision,” said a statement from the company.