4 ways to better engage and empower patients

An informed consumer is an engaged and empowered patient. With the right information, consumers are well equipped to be active participants in making decisions about their health care. But it isn’t always that simple. Consumers often face barriers when it comes to finding information about their insurance benefits and out-of-pocket costs. By removing these barriers,…

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Involving Pharmacists in Care Decisions May Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

For years, healthcare industry leaders have discussed the benefits of physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals collaborating to better serve patients and reduce costs. By working together, the thinking goes, they offer patients more comprehensive care, keep them out of hospitals and reduce their reliance on expensive medications and treatments. Still, it’s not always as easy to implement programs in practice as it seems like it would be on paper.

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National Trends in Prescription Drug Spending

AJHP Report: A sharp rise in prescription medication prices — driven by the introduction of new, expensive specialty medications and huge increases in the costs of older drug products with few competitors — drove an 11.7 percent increase in hospital and clinic spending on medications in 2015.

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National Trends in Prescription Drug Spending

AJHP Report: A sharp rise in prescription medication prices — driven by the introduction of new, expensive specialty medications and huge increases in the costs of older drug products with few competitors — drove an 11.7 percent increase in hospital and clinic spending on medications in 2015.

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