We know that compliance with prescribed medication therapies is embarrassingly low. So have a heart and teach your patients how to take their prescription medication. It's more important than you might think. In fact, results from a recent...
When her 12-year-old cat needed an antibiotic a year ago, Karen Sable went, of all places, to a grocery store. The Munhall, Pa., resident picked up Colby’s prescription at a Giant Eagle pharmacy for no charge — it was one of the grocer’s free antibiotics...
Drug industry and insurance groups are lobbying hard to scuttle a proposed CMS rule aimed at controlling costs, increasing competition and curbing fraud in the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.
Claiming the survival of their pharmacy businesses are at stake, more than 100 Oklahoma independent pharmacists rallied at the state Capitol on Tuesday to lobby against what they claim are abusive practices of low reimbursement...
When Ed Christofano heard the news about Diamond Pharmacy in Mt. Pleasant selling its retail operation to CVS Pharmacy in late 2013, he said he was saddened for the people of the borough who were longtime customers there. “Mt. Pleasant has always had a pharmacy in...
Fewer Ohio teens are abusing prescription painkillers and using heroin as efforts to address such abuse appear to be working, according to the state Health Department’s most recent youth risk survey. In less welcome news, the survey also found that nearly one out...
Hospice programs would be required to seek out and dispose of unused painkillers, under legislation OK’d this week by the Ohio House. House Bill 366 passed on a vote of 97-0 and heads to the Ohio Senate for further consideration. The...
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