Medication Management – A Guide for Patients

Betty Chaffee/ May 9, 2019/ Medication Management, Medication Therapy Management/ 5 comments

Medicine…… So many of us take it. 70% of Americans take at least one medication, and 20% of us take five or more. The older we get, the more likely we are to have health problems and need medicine to treat them. Medications are the mainstay of treatment for chronic health problems like heart disease and diabetes. That’s because so much research shows they work well to keep people with

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The High Cost of Prescription Drugs – Ask Your Pharmacist if Options are Available

Alan Tanabe/ March 6, 2019/ Medication Management, Medication Therapy Management, prescription drug costs/ 0 comments

According to data from an international health policy survey, in 2016 approximately 45 million Americans reported not filling prescription medications due to concerns regarding the cost. In addition, in 2016 Americans are estimated to have spent $477 billion on retail prescription drugs, accounting for approximately 17% of total personal health expenditures (including physician services, hospital care, and other health-related costs). If the cost of some of your medications has been

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Inhaled medications are effective – when they’re used correctly

Betty Chaffee/ February 17, 2019/ Inhalers, Medication Management/ 2 comments

  The lung diseases asthma and COPD affect an estimated 50 million Americans. Both can be held in check using inhaled medications — those with mild disease may only need a “rescue” inhaler occasionally for acute shortness of breath, while those with more advanced or severe disease may need to use one or more inhalers on a regular basis as well as a “rescue” inhaler for acute symptoms. Inhaled medications

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Personalized and Expert Health Advice — From Your Pharmacist!

Betty Chaffee/ February 4, 2019/ Medication Management, Self management/ 2 comments

Did you know that pharmacists are the most accessible healthcare providers? Pharmacies are often open six or seven days a week, and most maintain hours that make them available to nearly everyone. Appointments aren’t needed for most services and products provided by pharmacists and their well-trained staff members. Not only that, but of all the professionals on your healthcare team, pharmacists are known as the Medication Experts. Pharmacists graduate with

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