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Prescription Drugs

10/27/2014
10:38 | Author: Chloe Allen

All prescription drugs
Prescription Drugs

The Medicaid prescription drug programs include the management, for outpatient prescription drugs to all categorically eligible individuals.

Contains information for manufacturers to use in the administration of their Medicaid Drug Rebate program operations.

To receive updates on the Medicaid prescription drug programs, please subscribe to our Medicaid Prescription Drug Policy & Reimbursement Updates Mailing List for notification on the latest information. Federal Policy Guidance Medicaid CHIP State Resource Center Affordable Care Act.

Contains information about statute, regulations, guidance, and the different programs under Medicaid Prescription Drugs.

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Although pharmacy coverage is an optional benefit under federal Medicaid law, all States currently provide coverage for outpatient prescription drugs to all categorically eligible individuals and most other enrollees within their state Medicaid programs. Medicaid is a joint Federal-State program that pays for medical assistance for individuals and families with low incomes and relatively few assets.

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Contains information for states to use in the administration of their prescription drug programs.

The Medicaid prescription drug programs include the management, development, and administration of systems and data collection necessary to operate the Medicaid Drug Rebate program, the Federal Upper Limit calculation for generic drugs, and the Drug Utilization Review program.

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Are prescription drugs safe? - Consumer Reports Online

12/26/2014
08:16 | Author: Allison King

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Are prescription drugs safe? - Consumer Reports Online

More than half of all prescription drugs cause adverse effects—some serious or fatal—that aren't detected until after the FDA approves them, sometimes many.

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Despite all those problems, pharmaceutical companies typically start advertising a drug within a year of approval, long before anyone knows whether its benefits outweigh its risks. And the companies may minimize the known risks, often by running distracting or reassuring images while mentioning adverse effects.

And they often use clinical lab results—for example blood cholesterol levels—to determine how well a drug works rather that measuring how often it helps a person avoid having a heart attack or if it helps them to actually live longer.

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Prescription Drug Abuse in the Elderly

10/25/2014
06:26 | Author: Chloe Allen

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Prescription Drug Abuse in the Elderly

Not all prescription drugs cause addiction. Most prescription drugs are safe and effective when you follow your doctor's directions for how to take the medicine.

A person can abuse any type of prescription drug, but elderly adults commonly take 2 types of medicines that have a high potential for addiction:

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Treatment may include counseling, medicine, or both. The treatment for prescription drug abuse depends on what drug is being abused, severity of the addiction, and risk of withdrawal symptoms.

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Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs Chart National Institute on

8/24/2014
04:12 | Author: Jeremy Rodriguez

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Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs Chart National Institute on

Offers a list prescription drugs commonly abused, including depressants,. Keep all prescription medications secured at all times and properly dispose of any.

Potential Health Consequences - lowered blood pressure, slowed breathing, tolerance, withdrawal, addiction; increased risk of respiratory distress and death when combined with alcohol.

Published: September 2002 Revised: October 2011 Author: National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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