Report: Nurse practitioners, docs have similar rates of inappropriate prescribing
Oct 24, 2023
Doctors and nurses are likely to inappropriately prescribe drugs to older adults at about the same rate regardless of their professional title, a new study finds.
Many seniors ready to shrink their lists of prescription drugs, survey reveals
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Jun 07, 2022
Many older adults say they are motivated to cut down on their prescription medications to avoid future side effects — if their physician suggests they do so.
Clinical briefs for Thursday, June 24
Jun 24, 2021
TV ads linked to increased prescription drug use in older adults … ‘High-cost drugs with little clinical value’: Employers plead for drug pricing controls after Aduhelm approval … Key clinical...
Food for thought: Cannabis edibles may pose health risks
Jan 06, 2020
Seniors who consume edible cannabis products should be informed of drug interaction and overconsumption risks, say researchers.
Clinical Briefs for Friday, December 20
Dec 19, 2019
Alzheimer’s initiative aims to enhance clinical care … FDA proposes rule allowing drugs to be imported from Canada … New Parkinson’s drug meets safety criteria in mid-stage trial … Medicinal...
Medicaid paying 32% less than Medicare Part D for medications
Jul 03, 2014
Medicaid is paying the lowest average price for 78 high-use and high-expenditure brand-name and generic drugs, a new federal report finds.
Report: Medicaid overspent on brand-name drugs
Mar 30, 2011
State Medicaid programs spent $329 million more than necessary by allowing certain prescriptions for brand-name drugs to be filled instead of generics in 2009, a conservative think tank said this week.
Community pharmacists, congressmen question CMS plan to shorten long-term care drug-dispensing cycles
Mar 15, 2011
There is “scant evidence” that implementing shorter prescription drug dispensing cycles in long-term care will actually reduce costs, according to a statement issues Monday from the National...