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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Overview)

Medicare prescription drug coverage refers to the specific program within Medicare that manages paying for pharmaceutical drugs. There is a specific list of drugs covered by Medicare that may be different from private insurance companies.


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Medicare prescription drug coverage going away?

Medicare prescription drug coverage going away?

Not currently: The goal of the right wing is to completly eliminate all entitlements: medicare, social security, all forms of welfare and use the money saved to pay for cuts in the taxes of the wealthy. This includes the drug coverage. As long as a significant percentage of the population believes in this and votes like minded people in office, then that is the future. Is this your goal? ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Overview)

Medicare prescription drug coverage refers to the specific program within Medicare that manages paying for pharmaceutical drugs. There is a specific list of drugs covered by Medicare that may be different from private insurance companies.


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Non-medicare prescription drug coverage better?

Medicare: Plans are complicated & depend on your state. Best info. Is at www. Usmedicare. Com. ...Read more

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What are the worst aspects of medicare prescription drug coverage?

What are the worst aspects of medicare prescription drug coverage?

Worst of medicareRX: There are many bad aspect of rx plans
1 these plans are run by for profit insurance companies and they cover the cheapest generic drugs and change formularies every year based on the cost to maximise their profits
2there are so many plans and it is difficult to decide which to join
3you pay monthly premiums
4there is copayment or dedudctible
5 the worst is there is a coverage gap (donut hole). ...Read more

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Non-medicare prescription drug coverage?

Non medicare rx plan: If you are on medicare there is no drug plan you can buy exept medicare part d.And if you are not on medicare only drug coverage available is if you have a medical insurance plan. No company sells just drug plan insurance. ...Read more

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Question about medicare prescription drug coverage? What age if disabled?

Medicare D: If you qualify for medicare, even if via disability before 65, you can pay for medicare d, the drug plan though medicare. Depending on the program, monthly premiums vary. There is a maximum allowance per year, after which you will pay 100% of the cost of meds (the donut hole), until you come out to the catastrophic level. There is a rebate through obam care to try to close that hole. ...Read more

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Does medicare prescription drug coverage have the limitation that none if living outside the country?

Medicare rx out ofUS: Yes medicare programme all plansa, b, and prescription drug programme do not cover when you are out of us. ...Read more

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Our medicare prescription drug coverage in michigan has the limitation that our living outside the country?

Our medicare prescription drug coverage in michigan has the limitation that our living outside the country?

Medicare rx out ofUS: Yes medicare programme all plansa, b, and prescription drug programme do not cover when you are out of us. ...Read more

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Will medicare let me keep my former drug coverage?

Will medicare let me keep my former drug coverage?

Depends: Depending upon your actual insurance the coverage of your medicines may change. Some hmos have better coverage thanpart d medicare for medicines. Most insurances have a set of common drugs or generics that are covered you may be switched to others that do the same. ...Read more

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Does medicare cover your longterm prescription drugs?

Medicare: Plans are complicated & depend on your state. Best info. Is at www. Usmedicare. Com. ...Read more

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What types of information are typically on a prescription drug insert?

What types of information are typically on a prescription drug insert?

A lot: By law, the drug companies have to list every reaction that may have been associted with the medication. Usually the drug insert also includes information about the mechanism of action and even the chemical structure of the drug. ...Read more

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Why are some medications not included in a prescription drug formulary?

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Why are some medications not included in a prescription drug formulary?

PBMs: Pharmacy benefit manager (pbm) is a third party administrator of prescription drug programs. They process & pay prescription drug claims, develop formulary, contract with pharmacies, & negotiate discounts & rebates with drug manufacturers. Some benefits are cost. Some disadvantages are availability & speed of delivery. Most brand-name medications are not included due to cost. ...Read more

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Is "Provigil" an FDA approved prescription drug?

Is "Provigil" an FDA approved prescription drug?

Yes: Provigil is an FDA prescription drug used mostly for narcolepsy or excessive daytime sleepiness from other causes. Http://www. Accessdata. Fda. Gov/scripts/cder/drugsatfda/index. Cfm? Fuseaction=Search. DrugDetails ...Read more

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Is salsalate a prescription drug?

Is salsalate a prescription drug?

Yes: Salsalate is an alternative to Aspirin generally used for treatment of arthritis. It is useful when a patient cannot take regular Aspirin due to gastrointestinal problems. Regular Aspirin can cause gastrointestinal bleeding in certain people especially those with a history of ulcers. Salsalate is much less likely to cause such problems (about the same bleeding rate as placebo). ...Read more

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What could cause prescription drug abuse?

What could cause prescription drug abuse?

See below: Prescription drugs have a street value. Thus they are stolen and sold. People take opioids for non medical reasons in order to get high and escape reality. ...Read more

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How does prescription drug abuse develop?

Abuse: By taking too many pain medications for a long period of time. Usually at the fault of the patient. ...Read more

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What are the causes of prescription drug abuse?

What are the causes of prescription drug abuse?

Addiction: Most commonly abused are pain and anxiety medications which develop tolerance. With time more is needed to get same effect. Most common cause for abuse of anything is a desire and/or need to alter something about one's current reality or "get high" quicker onset of effects leads to increased abuse potential. ...Read more

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What should I do to help prescription drug abuse?

Options: If you or someone you know is abusing these drugs, there life is at risk. Seek help of an addiction medicine specialist, who can offer options such as Suboxone to wean off these drugs safely. More serious cases require detox, either inpatient or outpatient. There are many programs offered by hospitals, you should inquire at hopkins, which is local for you.
It is important to get help asap. ...Read more

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How serious a problem is prescription drug abuse?

Drug abuse: Very serious - to the extent that current practices are being forced to change by government forced guidelines in which pain medications will be very difficult to get. ...Read more

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Are there home drug tests for prescription drug abuse?

Are there home drug tests for prescription drug abuse?

Yes: Ther are 12 panel drug test avialable you could do it at home. ...Read more

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Can I get prescription drug from a doctor using my ipad?

No in general: No. Doctors need to see you to initiate a medication. Sometime to refill some platforms allow use of webbased requests. ...Read more

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What're the cause and effects of prescription drug abuse?

Abuse: Lack of monitoring, euphoric effects, easy access, avoiding withdrawal, doctor-shopping, tolerance. Outcome is dependency (addiction) & more suffering & resistance to tx. ...Read more

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How do I detox my system of prescription drug amlodipine?

How do I detox my system of prescription drug amlodipine?

Amlodipine: Amlodipine will be gone from your body in 5 to days if you don't take any more, nothing you have to do to clear it. ...Read more

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What are the signs or symptoms of prescription drug abuse?

What are the signs or symptoms of prescription drug abuse?

Pain Meds: If you mean abuse of pain medication then it is a constant thought and activity pattern with the goal of obtaining the pain medication. ...Read more

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How can I protect my teen from my prescription drug abuse?

Lock your meds: You need to keep your medications locked in a safe out of general view. ...Read more

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What older age groups are at risk of prescription drug abuse?

Drug abuse: All age groups are at risk. Older folks are less likely to misuse/abuse but they are not totally immune. ...Read more

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How would educating people help stop prescription drug abuse?

How would educating people help stop prescription drug abuse?

It may or may not: Stop them but at least they are informed about the harm that can come to them from abusing prescription medications. It also allows for a dialogue to occur about the abuse. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Prescription drug abuse?

What is the definition or description of: Prescription drug abuse?

Drug abuse: When the patient is not taking the drug as prescribed, or is trying to get more of the drug than is medically necessary. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I find information for prescription drug abuse?

Prescription drug: Abuse. Here is an outstanding site: http://www. Drugabuse. Gov/drugs-abuse/prescription-drugs. ...Read more

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Is there a prescription drug that reduces or eliminates one's sex drive?

Is there a prescription drug that reduces or eliminates one's sex drive?

No: There are medications used for other purposes which have libido reduction as a side-effect. I am not aware of any medication specifically approved for that purpose, nor do I foresee that happening in the near future. There is not much demand for that. ...Read more

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Why does prescription drug use means prone to ferocious temper-tantrums?

Why does prescription drug use means prone to ferocious temper-tantrums?

Question unclear: I'm not sure if you're asking if the drug causes tantrums or are needed because of the tantrums. Either is possible, need much more information before one could answer the question. Consult with mental health professional to understand what is happening and how best to deal with it. ...Read more

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How serious is prescription drug abuse? And what do they define as abuse?

Abuse: Is misuse of medication, such as taking more than prescribed, or continued use when not in need. ...Read more

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Where does prescription drug abuse show up in pop culture (movies, music, etc)?

Drug abuse: I guess they need this type of stimulation in order to justify their lifestyle and crazy ideas. They are out of touch with reality what real life is about and they live in a bubble. Most have psychological issues but rarely seek help. ...Read more

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Can you please explain how I can combat weight gain caused by a prescription drug?

Can you please explain how I can combat weight gain caused by a prescription drug?

See details: The same way you would lose weight normally. That is through exercising and minimizing carbohydrate intake. No sugars, breads, pasta, desserts, junk food, etc. No snacking between meals and control portion size. ...Read more

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What is the best prescription drug for migrains with the least amount of side effects?

What is the best prescription drug for migrains with the least amount of side effects?

Migraine: This is very variable. Triptans and nsaids are two biggest classes. I find many people cannot tolerate 5 or 6the of the triptans but respond great to one and only one. Nsaids such as Cambia work fast and well for many without side effects, often not as well for migraines on awakening. Everyone is different though! Take home lesson, keep your doctor trying! ...Read more

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What is the chance my doctor will order a prescription drug because the rep stopped by?

What is the chance my doctor will order a prescription drug because the rep stopped by?

Ethical concern: One would hope that your doctor prescribes drugs based entirely on what is best for you. Drug reps provide a useful educational service and their messages are strictly regulated by the fda. However, they are in the sales business. You should also know that it has been illegal for some time for your doctor to receive any personal benefit from prescribing certain products. ...Read more

Dr. John Gore
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Medicare (Definition)

Medicare is a federal program that pays for certain health care expenses of individuals who are 65 years or older. It is divided into three parts, with Part A covering hospital bills, Part B covering doctor bills, and Part C providing the option to choose from a package of health care plans. Individuals who have Medicare ...Read more