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Hi Everyone!

Hi. I am female, 51 years of age and am a Registered Nurse actively working. I am but a small force that believes that everyone should have the opportunity to obtain the medications they need to help them live their lives to the fullest. Hopefully I can help in directing others to saving money on th...
by dlcnurse
Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:51 pm
 
Forum: Welcome Everyone!
Topic: Get to know your Moderators & Administration People!
Replies: 3
Views: 2754

Drug Reps

many drug reps are nurses. But there are also alot of them that are not. Many physicians do post these advertisements. This allows them to obtain free samples that they can and do give out to patients. It is a small price to pay to be able to obtain and give out these medications to those people who...
by dlcnurse
Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:14 pm
 
Forum: Bizarre Stuff That Does Not Fit Elsewhere
Topic: Enlightening trip to the Doctor's Office
Replies: 4
Views: 3077

Check the legalities of giving medications away to others

Trying to be helpful it great but if you are thinking about sending medications to someone you don't know, don't know their medical history, don't know allergies, health conditions, other medications they are on... don't send them. The legality of it is that while your heart is in the right place, g...
by dlcnurse
Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:06 pm
 
Forum: Getting Rid of Excess or Expired Medications
Topic: Check the legalities of giving medications away to others
Replies: 1
Views: 2043

Samples are not always the answer

I agree wholeheartedly that the fewer drugs that a person takes the better. Lifestyle changes can and does make a dramatic difference in those people willing and able to make those changes. Newer drugs are not always the best answer. And yes it should be discussed between patient and doctor. Samples...
by dlcnurse
Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:15 am
 
Forum: Bizarre Stuff That Does Not Fit Elsewhere
Topic: Enlightening trip to the Doctor's Office
Replies: 4
Views: 3077

Physician access to online help with medication assistance

Consider talking to you doctor about your medications and the cost. Your physician can actually help you obtain help with assistance programs. One such program is called Indicare. Enlighten your physician about this program if they don't already know it. Write it down and give them the access. You c...
by dlcnurse
Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:20 am
 
Forum: Use Your Doctor's Resources
Topic: Physician access to online help with medication assistance
Replies: 1
Views: 3163

Other sites to help offset the cost medicare doesn't cover

Another option may be to offset the costs of prescriptions with other programs. One such program is http://www.themedicineprogram.com This program is: 1)anyone can use 2)Not critieria to qualify 3)No cost to join, no monthly fees 4)Not paper work to fill out 5)Can save from 17% to 65% on some medica...
by dlcnurse
Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:12 am
 
Forum: Medicare Part D
Topic: I need info about 2007 signup and plans ASAP!!
Replies: 6
Views: 4600

double strength medications

Many medications can be doubled in strength and split. If your medication is a time released form also be sure and ask about the possible side effects of switching to a non-time released medication, ask if there is a reason why they put you on a time released med. Not all medications can be switched...
by dlcnurse
Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:28 pm
 
Forum: Use Your Doctor's Resources
Topic: Splitting pills is easy and can often save nearly half
Replies: 2
Views: 4032

Other PAP programs

Here are other links for prescription assistance programs. The only one that I know of personally is http://www.RxHope.com which is a physician/healthcare program. This program is accessed by the physician and the application is direct with the pharmaceutical companies. Many physicians offices can h...
by dlcnurse
Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:42 am
 
Forum: Prescription Assistance Programs (PAP) This Is Not Charity
Topic: The Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Replies: 2
Views: 2955

Pharmaceutical companies come together with programs

Many pharmaceutical companies such as GlaskoSmithKline, Abbott Laboratories, Bristol-Myers, Pfipers, Ortho, and a number of other pharmaceutical companies that came together in the program partner for prescription assistance also has another program that is available for those persons under the age ...
by dlcnurse
Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:15 pm
 
Forum: Prescription Assistance Programs (PAP) This Is Not Charity
Topic: Pharmaceutical companies come together with programs
Replies: 0
Views: 1909

Physicians view on the PAP programs.

Well doing some other research for some policies for work, I ran across these two articles that I Thought I would share. After reading them, it gives some understanding of what some of the physician's are doing to try and help the exculating costs of medications for their patients and what they are ...
by dlcnurse
Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:06 am
 
Forum: Medicare Part D
Topic: Physicians view on the PAP programs.
Replies: 4
Views: 3010

Thanks for the info. I hadn't gotten the new amounts as of yet. The interesting point of the whole article was that in order for the medicare part D to be helpful to someone is that their costs would have to exceed the amount of the deductable, + the co insurance for the plan to be an effective mean...
by dlcnurse
Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:44 pm
 
Forum: Medicare Part D
Topic: Physicians view on the PAP programs.
Replies: 4
Views: 3010

What is the difference between Brand name and Generic Drugs

When pharmceutical companies introduce a "brand new drug on the market" it is given a Brand name. This company has exclusive rights to that drug for a set number of years before any other drug manufacturer can offer a "Generic" form of the drug. Once the time span has passed, oth...
by dlcnurse
Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:58 pm
 
Forum: Generic Drugs
Topic: What is the difference between Brand name and Generic Drugs
Replies: 0
Views: 1843

Prescriptions and why they are so complicated

Getting a prescription filled is easy, but because of the high cost of prescription medications, most insurance companies and employers are trying to control costs. Some of the things that they are doing makes getting a prescription more complicated for you and your doctor. Some of the terms can be ...
by dlcnurse
Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:34 pm
 
Forum: Bizarre Stuff That Does Not Fit Elsewhere
Topic: Prescriptions and why they are so complicated
Replies: 0
Views: 1718

I am sorry that the medicare plan you currently have isn't working for you. Please feel free to check out some of the other options such as PAP programs that you may qualify for to help pay for the cost of your medication. Unfortunately, the costs did go up, and that is why we are trying to help oth...
by dlcnurse
Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:03 am
 
Forum: Medicare Part D
Topic: Physicians view on the PAP programs.
Replies: 4
Views: 3010
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