MADP Toon
Siobhan Gilbert - Jan 03, 2017
The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period

MADP serves as a consumer protection, allowing beneficiaries a 45-day period, after they have enrolled in an Medicare Advantage plan during the Open Enrollment Period, to decide whether the plan is right for them. The Medicare Advantage Disenrollm...

Food Interaction
Melody DiSalvo - Dec 15, 2016
The Surprising Foods That Can Create Adverse Effects...

Both prescription and over-the-counter medications have become staples in the daily routines of many Americans. While we all know that there are some drugs that you shouldn’t take on an empty stomach, it’s important to recognize that certain combi...

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Hasnat Leion - Nov 09, 2016
Breaking Down MEDPAC’s Findings

The MEDPAC committee’s recent findings could have a significant effect on both pharmacists and patients alike. What is MEDPAC and what is its purpose? MEDPAC is an advisory commission created by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. The committee is co...

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Eamonn O'Donnell - Oct 31, 2016
What Goes into the Cost of Your Prescription Drugs?

Often when Americans go shopping, the cost of an item is typically at the forefront of their minds. After looking at the price tag, the “can I actually afford this” quandary arises, whether they’re evaluating the need for a box of cereal or a luxu...

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Esra Elshafey - Oct 04, 2016
Looking into the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insu...

According to the New York Times, more Medicare beneficiaries are choosing Medicare Advantage plans than in previous years. What are they? Medicare Advantage Plans cover all services of Original Medicare plus more. The government pays for Original ...

Open Enrollment Toon
Siobhan Gilbert - Aug 25, 2016
What Every Senior Needs to Know About Medicare

With the ever-changing healthcare costs in the U.S., many Americans are worried about the expenses they’re now facing, and the ones they may face in the near future. Medicare coverage is a huge help to many seniors– currently more than 50 million ...

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Siobhan Gilbert - Aug 24, 2016
The Role of The Rural Pharmacist

As prescription drug cost and usage increase in America, problems with their affordability and access are also exacerbated. This is particularly prevalent in rural areas. Though the role of the community pharmacist is expanding at a rapid rate thr...

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Sam Hoffenberg - Aug 22, 2016
The Ongoing Impact of Pharmaceutical Steering on Pat...

When speaking with a pharmacist in Georgia last week, she explained in detail the financial loss her pharmacy has taken due to her patients’ doctors’ refusal to write prescriptions unless the patient switches to a chain or mail order pharmacy of t...

Arthritis
Esra El-Shafey - Aug 17, 2016
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Its Impact on Medicare Pati...

Arthritis affects more than 50 million adults, causing pain and often an inability to perform daily activities. With over 100 different types of arthritis, some common symptoms include: swelling, severe pain, stiffness, and a decrease in range of...

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Melody DiSalvo - Aug 10, 2016
Obesity and the Senior Population

As Americans, we frequently see headlines and news reports addressing the obesity levels in this country. Our First Lady is fighting for healthier school lunches. Some states are trying to help make healthier options more affordable for those on f...

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