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Prescription Drug Coverage
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
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
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
Does medicare prescription drug coverage have the limitation that none if living outside the country?
Our medicare prescription drug coverage in michigan has the limitation that our living outside the country?
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. ...Read more
Rx drug programmes: Call your states health department or ask the doctors and social workers at a free clinic run by state or federally funded. ...Read more
Rx assistance progra: You can try to enroll in a state medicaid programme if you have the eligibility.Since it is available as generic there is no programme by drug company to help you out. ...Read more
It depends.: Some prescription drugs have to be tapered and cannot be stopped abruptly. Lumiday is an antidepressant and contains 5 HTP which is a precursor of Serotonin present in antidepressants of the Serotonin Selective types so you have to consult your doctor on how to taper your prescription medications. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Detachment: Need to have consistent boundaries and support without condoning their behavior. ...Read more
Medications: that you can buy at a store or online without seeing a doctor are considered "OTC"/over the counter. If a doctor prescribes a medication that is considered a prescription medication. ...Read more
DOT Drug testing: Drug testing for dot involves testing for marijuana, cocaine, amphetamine, opiates, and phencyclidine(pcp). If you are obtaining your "opiate" prescription legally from a doctor, then you need to disclose that and be ready to explain it to a medical review officer when your urine comes back positive. There is no acceptable medical explanation for drugs like marijuana even if legal in your state. ...Read more