Category: Prescription Drugs

Understanding Your Part D Explanation of Benefits

How to read and use this helpful drug benefit summary

Most likely you get a lot of mail from your Medicare provider(s). One document to watch for is your monthly Medicare prescription drug plan “Explanation of Benefits” (EOB). This document lists the prescriptions you fill, any adjustments that were made from a prior claim, payments made by you and your plan, and any additional payment support from programs or organizations. Think of your EOB as a helpful tool for managing your Part D prescription drug claims and costs.
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What You Need to Know About Taking Pain Medication

Opiods can be beneficial but be aware of the risks

Chronic pain is a common occurrence, especially if you suffer from diabetes, arthritis or another worsening health condition.  While medications may be effective in treating your pain, there can be many risks, especially if you are over 65. (more…)

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Road Hazards: High-Risk Medications

Are you taking a high-risk medication? Here Is what you should know

As a pharmacist, I know the life-saving potential of every medication on the market.  But even the safest and most effective medications have some effect on your body beyond just its intended purpose. (more…)

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Getting to Know Your Medications

Tips for avoiding harmful interactions and tracking your medications

More than half of American Medicare beneficiaries take 5 or more prescription drugs on a regular basis. One in 4 take between 10 and 19 pills each day. It’s no wonder that harmful drug interactions are a major worry for many seniors. Managing so many medications can take a toll on both your health and your wallet. (more…)

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More Meds, More Docs, More Problems

Managing more than one prescription drug

How many medications do you take each day? The average senior takes 6 different medications. As you take more medications, you put yourself at risk for a harmful drug interaction. (more…)

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Cutting Costs in Retirement

Selecting the right Medicare Part D prescription drug plan (PDP) will save you money.

Selecting the right Medicare Part D prescription drug plan (PDP) will save you money. The choices you make once you’ve enrolled in a plan can also lower your costs. There are simple shortcuts you can take that will help you save on your pharmacy costs in retirement. (more…)

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