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Most Heart Attack Sufferers Won’t Take Their Meds, Even When They’re Free Would you be more likely to take medicine for a chronic health condition if you didn’t have to pay for it? New research from scientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has shown that, for many people with heart disease, the…

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Consumers Could Save Billions When Drug Patents Expire Over the next year and a half, patents for seven of the 20 most-purchased prescription medications will expire, opening the door for a host of much cheaper generics, according to ABC News. Among the drugs set to go generic soon are Lipitor, Zyprexa and Plavix….

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Life-saving or medically necessary drugs are running low — or running out — across the nation, putting patients’ lives at risk. The American Hospital Association (AHA) surveyed 820 hospitals and found that 99.5% of hospitals reported a shortage in the last six months Nearly half of the hospitals reported 21 or more…

Healthcare Networks Boost Prescription Adherence | Franklin, MI

A new Kaiser Permanente study has revealed a way to help increase prescription adherence among people taking medications for serious chronic conditions: integrated health care delivery systems. Published online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the study involved 12,061 people who had just been prescribed medicine for diabetes, blood pressure,…

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Most Heart Attack Sufferers Won’t Take Their Meds, Even When They’re Free Would you be more likely to take medicine for a chronic health condition if you didn’t have to pay for it? New research from scientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has shown that, for many people with heart disease, the…

Device That May Help Seniors Manage Meds Approved

Caregivers may no-longer have to worry whether or not their elderly loved one is taking their meds, thanks to a new type of medication monitoring device. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced the approval of the first ever microchip capable of being ingested by human beings. Smaller than…

Many Senior Meds Unnecessarily Prescribed

One in 5 prescription medications taken by seniors are inappropriate (misprescribed, overprescribed or underprescribed), according to a new multi-study analysis. Many of these inappropriate prescriptions were for drugs considered to be “high risk” for triggering an adverse drug event (ADE)—an injury caused by a prescription medication. Over 530,000 preventable dangerous drug reactions occur among…