Painful prescription: Pharmacy benefit managers make out better than their customers
In late 2008, Meridian Health Systems, a nonprofit that owns and operates six hospitals in southern New Jersey, hired a new pharmacy benefits management (PBM) company to help reduce the surging medication costs for its 12,000 employees and their families. Express Scripts, which has since become the largest PBM in the country, projected that it would slice at least $763,000 from Meridian’s $12 million in annual drug spending. But just three months into the contract, Meridian discovered that its bills were soaring, on pace to balloon by $1.3 million in 2009. Express Scripts insisted that, in reality, Meridian was saving money. Robert
Go for a walk!
If you are out of shape or simply unable to go far walking is still a great way to get moving. You'll receive way more benefits than you might think. Now that spring is near, get out there! Click on the link below for more information! http://www.everydayhealth.com/fitness/workouts/walk-it-off.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthHealthyLiving_20140315
Have you signed up for healthcare yet?
Have you signed up for healthcare yet? There are some things you might need to know before the deadline hits. Please click on the link below to find out more. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/things-obamacare-deadline/story?id=22945074
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Feeling a little depressed lately with the shorter days and the cold, winter weather we have been having lately?You have no energy and you don't want to do anything but stay in bed all day? This may be because of Seasonal Affective Disorder, better known as SAD. Find out more by clicking the link below. http://psychcentral.com/lib/10-things-you-dont-know-about-seasonal-affective-disorder/0002
Independent pharmacies should have the same rights has the national chains.
Independent pharmacies should have the same rights has the national chains. Currently independent pharmacies are not able to be part of an insurance plan's preferred network. Sign this petition to help change this! Thank you for your help. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/create-level-playing-field-independent-pharmacies-stop-pbm-harassment-save-small-businesses/XsXYz5Tn
New drug that will help treat Type 2 Diabetes!
The FDA has approved a new drug that will help treat Type 2 Diabetes. The trials have proven to lower blood sugar in the patients along with good diet and exercise. Would you be willing to try this new drug? Click on the link below to view the full article. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270986.php
New Treatment for the Pesky Ringing in the Ear
Do you have that pesky ringing in the ear? A new treatment could help you un-ring those bells. Would you try it? Click on the link below to read the full article. http://www.webmd.com/news/20131206/new-combo-approach-may-ease-severe-ringing-in-the-ears
New Breathalyzer ‘Monitors Blood Glucose’ in Diabetics
What would you do if you didn't have to prick your finger anymore to get your blood sugar? A new breathalyzer device could be on the horizon! Read more here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/268726.php
The Balance of Good Health
We're all on a budget, but it doesn't mean we can't eat healthy. These tips will help you get the most out of your grocery store visits. http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/slideshows/8-ways-to-eat-well-and-save-money-at-home
Great News! Doctors and their Progress towards an Artificial Pancreas
Great news! Doctors are making progress toward an artificial pancreas. It would constantly monitor sugar levels and give insulin as needed. http://news.yahoo.com/doctors-progress-toward-artificial-pancreas-150106873.html