More than half of the U.S. population takes at least one type of medication a day. However, according to the National Library of Medicine, nearly half of the people who live with a chronic disease or condition don’t take their medications as prescribed. While prescription medications are sometimes necessary, it can be difficult to keep
Many times, the misuse of prescription drugs begins at home. The number of accidental poisonings and overdoses of these medications is alarmingly high. Misused prescription drugs are usually obtained from family and friends, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health. To combat prescription drug misuse,
Update for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska members affected by flooding or severe winter weather
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska members who are affected by the recent flooding or severe winter weather may fill their covered prescriptions early, if necessary, at any in-network pharmacy. To locate an in-network pharmacy, members should call the Member Services number on the back of their member ID card. If the card is
Most people agree: Prescription drug prices are too high. While there is broad support for legislative solutions – the CREATES Act, for one, which would help speed lower-priced generics to market – fierce lobbying efforts have hampered voting on Capitol Hill. In the absence of an act of Congress, what can older adults do, right
Deductibles. Copayments. Coverage Gaps. For those new to Medicare, how prescription drugs are covered is important. Yet the language we use can be confusing. This guide provides some important things to know about drug coverage for those on Medicare ahead of the annual election period, Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, April 28, is your opportunity to dispose of unused prescription drugs in a safe and responsible manner. "There are certain drugs that are dangerous and we would prefer not get into the hands of someone else,” said Dr. Debra Esser, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska chief