Medicare cards gaining ground, say sponsors
- Debating the merits of drug discount card program. // Medical Marketing & Media;Jul2004, Vol. 39 Issue 7, p8
Focuses on the launch of the new Medicare drug cards that offer eligible seniors discounts on prescriptions in the U.S. Number of senior citizens enrolled in the program; Implications associated with the program; Criticisms made against the drug discount card program.
- Industry leaders urge stronger support for rollout of Medicare discount cards. Frederick, James // Drug Store News;7/19/2004, Vol. 26 Issue 9, p27
Reports on the efforts of the pharmacy leaders to counter criticisms of the industry's prescription discount card program from seniors' groups and consumer advocates. Citation of the sluggish pace of enrollments among Medicare recipients for the competing card programs marketed to senior...
- Medicare cards still underutilized, doctors report. Frederick, James // Drug Store News;11/22/2004, Vol. 26 Issue 16, p22
Presents a survey on the use of Medicare cards. Number of respondents; Impact of Medicare discount cards on prescription writing and filling; Data supporting that Medicare cards are still underutilized.
- Prescription drugs considered. // State Government News;May2001, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p9
Focuses on the initiatives of several states across the United States to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Information on an Ohio bill that would provide discount for senior citizens; Lawsuit filed against drug companies in Texas for Medicare fraud based on prices charge.
- DEALING WITH Rx CARDS. Vaczek, David // SN: Supermarket News;12/6/2004, Vol. 52 Issue 49, p35
Reports on the challenges posed by prescription discount cards on supermarket pharmacies and their Medicare customers in the U.S. Implications of the discount cards on pharmacy service; Introduction by in-store pharmacies of their own discount cards in order to help Medicare customers and...
- McClellan, Senate lawmakers hail Medicare card savings. Frederick, James // Drug Store News;10/11/2004, Vol. 26 Issue 13, p21
Reports on the substantial savings generated by seniors using Medicare-approved prescription discount cards in the U.S. Promotion of enrollment in the card program; Implementation of the full prescription drug benefit; Purchase of generic drugs by shareholders.
- A Discount Card Distresses Druggists. Ruth, Joao-Pierre S. // Business News New Jersey;7/31/2001, Vol. 14 Issue 31, p13
Discusses a United States government program that would give all seniors on Medicare 10% to 25% discount on prescription drugs purchased at participating pharmacies. Objections raised by the drug store trade groups; Concerns that discount card systems tend to eat away at pharmacies' already low...
- Drug cards offer big discounts, confusion. Murphy, Tom // Indianapolis Business Journal;4/19/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p21
Provides information on Medicare-approved prescription discount cards in the U.S. Total number of private sponsors preparing the discount cards for use starting June 1, 2004; Decision of several pharmaceutical companies to extend discounts on their own drugs to people who have the cards;...
- Compliance among Pharmacies in California with a Prescription-Drug Discount Program for Medicare Beneficiaries. Lewis, Joy H.; Schonlau, Matthias; Muñoz, Jorge A.; Asch, Steven M.; Rosen, Mayde R.; Yang, Hannah; Escarce, José J. // New England Journal of Medicine;3/14/2002, Vol. 346 Issue 11, p830
Background: Several states have developed prescription-drug discount programs for Medicare beneficiaries. In California, Senate Bill 393, enacted in 1999, requires pharmacies participating in the state Medicaid program (Medi-Cal) to charge customers who present a Medicare card amounts based on...