Tag - cost of medication

Meet Author, Dan Munro, discussing his new book “Casino Healthcare”

On Thursday, October 27th please meet author Dan Munro, discussing his new book “Casino Healthcare”. He will also lead a great conversation on the recent topic “Blockchain” that was presented at the September, Health 2.0 Conference. Dan has an informative “take” on this topic and it should be an interesting conversation. Also, please RSVP so you don’t miss out on the popcorn and cookies! ____________________________________________ Dan Munro Author and Forbes Contributor Dan Munro is a writer on the topics of technology, innovation, and policy that [...]

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A Patient Satisfaction Survey Study ends because the Death rate spiked dramatically.

Only the dead people were happy with the results of the survey. There were two groups: A placebo group and, and the study group. The study group was subjected to a different level of care, where the doctors were trying to make the patients respond in the survey as being satisfied. The study group had a 238% increase in mortality over the control (or “placebo”) group. Mortality was directly linked to Patients satisfaction. How could that be? The Gomer Blog, who [...]

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Looking at the Fake Drug Industry

Are Prescription Drugs so expensive that they’re forcing you to buy from foreign pharmacies? The answer is often yes… prescription Drugs are too expensive to purchase on a regular basis. But if you skimp on the purchase of U.S. manufactured drugs you are very likely giving yourself a placebo; a fake drug that will likely not do what the doctor prescribed the drug to handle and may very well be doing you damage. Newsweek Magazine reported that Phony Medicine is a [...]

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Employers looking to reduce heath care costs for company employees!

The costs that employers can’t ignore. Back in the olden days of Healthcare Insurance, when we mostly paid our own monthly premiums, if we could even qualify for it, we each did the most we could to bring down our monthly payments. We managed our own policies. Certainly, those employees that worked for really large corporations, were union members or government employees didn’t have to worry about that stuff, someone else negotiated that benefit most of the time and you paid [...]

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Medication Adherence is a huge expense for Employers

New Study claims that Non-Adherence may affect up to 50% of all Patients The High Cost of being Medication Non-Adherent for Employers A company Healthentic conducted a survey among almost 100,000 patients and discovered a huge set of costs for those patients who are not taking their prescriptions as directed. Bigger costs than have been reaized by studies in the past. This study suggests that employers are being hit hardest because they are responsible to pay for the premium cost of [...]

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Medication Adherence in the 3rd World

I just ran across an article from Examiner.com, which appears to be an on-line publication out of Hawaii. The article sites a study done in Turkey in 2012 (which I don’t know how since we’re not quite there yet) wherein 750 patients with high blood pressure try to find answers about why these patients don’t take their medications as prescribed. I doubt that there are very many differences between high blood pressure patients and those with other diseases… unless [...]

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Are the cost of Meds stopping you from taking your meds? Probably not.

The medical industry is keenly aware that being adherent to a prescription regimen will help to manage diseases and sometimes even cure a patient of his disease. Its also been known that patients aren’t particularly good at taking their meds as directed. For the past few years there have been studies on the adherence of patients and why they are or are not adherent.  Only about half of the patients who have a prescription take their meds after the first [...]

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