PODCAST: The Financial Cost of Medication Non-Adherence

Cost of Medication Non-Adherence: 33- 69% of Hospitalizations

By Eric Bricker MD

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56% of Patients Attempted to Stretch Out a Prescription

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56% of Patients Attempted to Stretch Out a Prescription According tot a Recent CoverMyMeds Survey of 1,000 patients. It found: 

•  79% of patients said they’ve gone to the pharmacy only to discover a prescription cost more than they expected.
•  When faced with an affordability challenge, 56% of patients attempted to stretch out a prescription.
 •  When faced with an affordability challenge, 52% of patients skipped bills or other essential items to afford medications.
•  When faced with an affordability challenge, 51% of patients sacrificed medications to pay bills and other essentials.

Source: CoverMyMeds, “2022 Medication Access Data Guide,” February 2022

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PODCAST: How to Write a Medical Prescription [Rx]

There are 7 Parts to a Physican’s Drug Prescription

By Eric Bricker MD

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PODCAST: What is a Medication Formulary?

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About First Stop Health | Telemedicine

By Eric Bricker MD

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Why Are Certain Medications Non-Formulary?

What Are Formulary Tiers and Its Rules?

Formularies Have Many Rules Associated With Them:

1) Prior Authorization – Approval Must Be Given by the Health Insurance Company/PBM Before They Agree to Pay for a Medication.

2) Step Therapy – Certain Less Expensive Generic Medications Have to Be ‘Tried’ First and Fail Before a Doctor Can Prescribe a More Expensive Brand-Name Medication.

3) Mandatory Generics – If a Brand Name Medication Has A Direct Generic Equivalent, Then the Insurance May Only Agree to Pay for the Generic and Not the Brand.

4) Mandatory Mail Order – Certain Chronic Medications That Are Filled for 90 Day Supplies Must Be Filled via Mail Order and Not at the Retail Pharmacy.

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PODCASTS: How Prescription [Rx] Coverage Works

Formulary Tiers, PBM, Rebates, Spread-Pricing Explained

By Dr. Eric Bricker MD

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PODCAST: Using “GoodRx” to Check Prescription Prices

BY ERIC BRICKER MD

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

October 26, 2019 – 10:AM to 2:PM

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

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A large majority of 365 Internet sites that advertise or sell controlled medications by mail are offering to supply the drugs without a proper prescription, while the online trade is stoking the rising abuse of addictive and dangerous prescription drugs, according to a National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse [NCASA] at Columbia University.

The Study

Federal and state efforts to crack down on Internet sales appear to have reduced the number of sites offering such drugs, from 581 last year, according to a New York Times report on July 9, 2008. Drugs offered online include generic versions of opiates like OxyContin, methadone and Vicodin, which are legitimately prescribed as painkillers; benzodiazepines like Xanax and Valium, which are prescribed for anxiety; and stimulants like Ritalin.

DEA Assessment

The Drug Enforcement Administration [DEA] found that 85 percent of all Internet prescription sales involved controlled drugs, compared with just 11 percent of those filled through regular pharmacies, suggesting that online sales often are destined for misuse.

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