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Pharmacists Struggle with Price Increases for Generic Medications

Identical to a brand name drug in dosage form, safety, strength, quality and intended use, generic drugs have saved “consumers an estimated $8 to $10 billion a year at retail pharmacies.” Yet in the past year, the cost for a number of generic drugs has spiked for... [continue reading]

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Transition Period Sought for Implementation of Medicaid Reimbursement Rates for Generic Prescription Drugs

Concerned about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) plans to implement this summer “a new provision under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that would significantly reduce Medicaid reimbursement rates for generic prescription drugs,” a coalition of drug makers and pharmacists have requested CMS to “allow... [continue reading]

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Implementing A “Managed Care” Model in Oklahoma Would Make Finding a Health Care Provider Even More Difficult

In Oklahoma, which ranks 43rd nationally in doctors per capita, finding a health care provider is no easy task – particularly for those residing in rural areas. Unfortunately, this difficult task could become nearly impossible should the state move its Medicaid system into a more “managed care”... [continue reading]

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Pharmacist Pilot Program in Texas to Improve Patient Health through Enhanced Medication Adherence

In Texas, a new initiative is underway that would offer Medicaid patients on multiple medications additional care from their pharmacist in order to help them improve their health while at the same time lowering treatment costs for the state. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission, in... [continue reading]

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Pharmacists Help Identify & Suggest Solutions to Medication-Related Problems

Pharmacists play a critical role in the health and well-being of millions of American’s. In addition to administering vaccinations and answering medication-related questions, pharmacists are also working with patients to help them better manage their medications. Noting that “medication-related problems are the cause of many hospital visits... [continue reading]