Monthly Archives: November 2018

Your medications and World AIDS Day 2018

Alan Tanabe/ November 28, 2018/ Medication Management, Self management/ 1 comments

Saturday December 1, 2018 is the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day. The theme for this year is “Know Your Status.” With improved education resources available and the increased access to HIV testing, today 3 in 4 people living with HIV know their status. While this is definitely an improvement, considering that the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are 36.9 million people worldwide living with HIV, this would

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Medication Management is for Everyone!

Betty Chaffee/ November 12, 2018/ Medication Management, Medication Therapy Management/ 0 comments

Do you (or does someone you love) ……. …take more than two prescription medications? …see more than one doctor? …ever wonder what your medications are supposed to do, or if they’re actually doing it? …wonder if there’s something less expensive that would do the same thing? …miss doses of medication because you forget, or because your medication schedule is too complicated? …just wish¬†someone would explain your medications and answer all

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Affording Medications in the Medicare “Donut Hole”

Betty Chaffee/ November 2, 2018/ Medication Management, Medication Therapy Management/ 1 comments

For those new to Medicare’s Prescription Drug (Part D) Plans, the “Donut Hole” is the common term for what is officially known as the “coverage gap”. Many Medicare Part D plans have a coverage gap, though not all do. Here’s how it works: Once the combined prescription costs to the insurer and the beneficiary reach $3,750 for calendar year 2018, the beneficiary will experience a gap in prescription drug coverage.

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