Prescription drugs

80+ Drugs Dropped By Insurance in 2018

30 Jan: Are You Covered? These 80+ Drugs Will Be Dropped By Insurance in 2018

Insurance Woes: With the back-and-forth on the battleground surrounding healthcare insurance, keeping up with what is and what isn’t included in your insurance when it comes to prescriptions can be difficult. Especially now that Express Scripts and Caremark are dropping more than 80 prescriptions from their covered list at the end of 2017. However, they are including 20 previously excluded drugs in 2018. Express Scripts and Caremark are, essentially, the companies from which your pharmacy benefits come from, even if you have insurance at UnitedHealthcare or Cigna and so on. So, if they’re changing their list of carried prescription drugs, then it could very likely impact your benefits. For example, if your benefits come from one of the two companies…

Money Saving Tips: How to Buy Prescription Drugs in Canada Safely

10 Jan: Money Saving Tips: How to Buy Prescription Drugs in Canada Safely

Brand name prescription drugs are known to be a lot cheaper in Canada. Since this country is so close to the United States, most people are tempted to buy their prescription drugs there to save a lot of money. However, before you consider buying prescription drugs in Canada, there are some things that you should know about . . . Why Drugs are Cheaper in Canada Many foreign countries, including Canada, control the pricing of drugs. Due to the fact that they have national and universal healthcare, they are often able to negotiate the prices, keeping them very low compared to the United States. Since the United States doesn’t have any pricing control, the prices will be all over the…

Seven Common "Deadly Dangers" of Misprescribing Drugs

18 Sep: 7 Common “Deadly Dangers” of Misprescribing Drugs

Every year, misprescribing drugs wastes tens of billions of dollars. These drugs are barely affordable to the people who must pay for their prescriptions out of their own pocket. However, the more serious consequence is that a minimum of 1.5 million people are hospitalized every year due to complications caused by medications that should never have been prescribed to them. Misprescribing drugs is also the cause of roughly 100,000 deaths every year. The following is the seven most common “deadly dangers” of misprescribing prescription drugs: The original disease that a drug is prescribed for is really an adverse reaction to a different drug, masquerading as a disease. However, it is not recognized by the patient or the doctor. Instead of…

How to Pack Prescription Medication for a Trip

30 May: How to Pack Prescription Medication for a Trip

For some people, learning how to pack prescription medication for a trip can be the difference between life and death. Leaving your medication behind is no laughing matter, especially if you are someone who relies on daily medication to survive. If you have a vacation planned for the upcoming holiday season, then you should definitely look into learning the basics of packing your medication before you leave the house. Here are some of the main things that you need to know about packing your medication for a vacation. Keep Your Essential Medication on You There are probably going to be a few different points during your trip when you will not be right next to your luggage. In these situations,…

17 Jan: How to Safely Buy Prescription Drugs Online

While many consumers are interested in online pharmacies and how to safely buy prescription drugs online as a means of saving money, they are often concerned about whether they can trust the quality and safety of online medication. eDrugSearch.com is the leading prescription drug guide for those who seek to safely buy prescription drugs online from licensed U.S. and Canadian pharmacies. Go to eDrugSearch.com and compare prices today – it’s safe, easy and 100% FREE! Or you can use our FREE directory to find a safe and licensed Canadian pharmacy online.

02 Jul: The pharmacy that sold Michael Jackson $48K worth of drugs per month

Reports have surfaced that pop superstar Michael Jackson was spending as much as $48,000 per month on prescription drugs, including Demerol and Diprivan. A sidelight of this story is the pharmacy that news reports say filled and delivered many of those orders: Mickey Fine Pharmacy & Grill in Beverly Hills. Mickey Fine is a pretty snazzy-looking place. It was originally one of those legendary Schwab Pharmacies where starlets were discovered while drinking milkshakes. As recently as March, it was a featured location in the Starz comedy series “Head Case.” It’s not the kind of place you would normally associate with supplying a prescription drug habit. Let me be clear: there is absolutely no evidence that Mickey Fine has done anything…

07 Aug: Half of U.S. pharmacies no habla Espanol

From HealthDay News: Nearly half of America’s pharmacies are unable to communicate with, or provide information to, non-English-speaking clients. That means as many as 168 million of the 4 billion prescriptions written each year could be going to patients who aren’t able to fully understand the information provided, putting them at risk of potentially harmful medication errors, a new study finds… The research, published in the August issue of Pediatrics, was led by Dr. Glenn Flores, professor of pediatrics and public health at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas… Of the 128 pharmacies that responded to the survey, 53 percent could mostly or always provide non-English-language prescription labels; 46 percent could mostly or always provide non-English-language information…

06 Nov: Welcome to the eDrugSearch.com Blog

Today is the day! The eDrugSearch.com beta period has begun. If you are a healthcare professional, consumer advocate or member of the media and are interested in participating in our beta, you can simply go to our registration page and get started. We encourage you to contact us to let us know that you’ve signed on, and to give us your feedback on the site before our official launch in January. We’ve decided to open the site so anyone can sign up, but we don’t plan to market ourselves outside the designated beta groups until launch. We’ll keep you updated on the beta program’s progress through this blog. eDrugSearch.com is a consumer healthcare portal that brings together the world’s most…