Entries for tag: Adherence

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NACDS RxIMPACT Calls for Support of Texas Medication Synchronization Bills

NACDS RxIMPACT is mobilizing a campaign urging support in Texas for legislation introduced by Sen. Dawn Buckingham (R) and Rep. John Frullo (R)—S.B. 697 and H.B. 1296—that will enable patients to synchronize the fill date of their prescription medications so they can order and receive all of their prescriptions on the same day each month instead of having to make multiple visits to the pharmacy.

--Amanda Applegate, PharmD, BCACP, of Balls Food Stores, in a PharmacyToday article 01.26.2017
----Brenda Jamerson, of the Center on Biobehavioral Health Disparities Research at Duke University, on a recent study showing failure to take medications increases with age and memory loss 07.08.2016
--an article on The Society for Women's Health Research for American Heart Month in February 02.05.2016
Bipartisan House Coalition Emerges to Support Pharmacists’ Role in MTM Pilot

Arlington, Va. - The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is lauding a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell from 44 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, urging the participation of retail pharmacists in a new initiative designed to improve the use of medication therapy management (MTM) in Medicare.

Health Affairs Issue Features NACDS/PhRMA Research on Impact of Prescription Utilization on Medicaid Costs

Arlington, Va. – An article citing the positive impact of prescription drugs on reducing other medical costs in the Medicaid program was published today by the distinguished peer-reviewed health journal Health Affairs in the September issue. 

--a Washington Post article on new medication adherence research 09.09.2015
--Chairman & CEO of Rite Aid Corporation John T. Standley, former NACDS Chairman 09.01.2015
--NACDS Vice President of Pharmacy Programs Alex Adams, et al, in a Health Affairs blog post 04.01.2015
Prescriptions Never Picked Up At Pharmacy A Cause For Concern

Boston, Mass. - The U.S. health care system must address the problem of patients not picking up newly-prescribed medicines if national goals for improved health and reduced costs of medical care will be realized, according to a NEHI white paper issued today.