ASK THE PHARMACIST…about soaring drug prices

Question:  Why do drug prices change without any warning, like the EpiPen increase of 400% overnight? Answer:  Dramatic drug price increases can be devastating for patients when their insurance denies the drug and they can’t afford to pay out of pocket. The company that sells EpiPen has come under major scrutiny for their decision to jak up their prices, but they have a monopoly on the auto injector epinephrine dosage system.  Since there is not other drug to compete they can set the price at $500 for a drug that cost about $1.  Price increases can be a result of shortages, but it also can be a business strategy of pharmaceutical companies that acquire old drugs and promptly raise their prices to help their bottom line.  Another example is Doxycycline, an antibiotic, that went form $20 a bottle to $1,849. Partner Care Pharmacy will alert our clients when drug prices soar without warning and offer an alternative therapy.

Discharge Medication Program

Partner Care Pharmacy Services Discharge Medication Program Send every patient home with 30-day supply of medication. Ease the transition to home with all prescription drugs delivered to patients before discharge home.  Mandated DRUG RECONCILIATION on discharge is automatic with Partner Care Pharmacy Services’ Discharge Medication Program.  Patients that comply with their medication regime as prescribed by their physicians, have a 66% higher change of success in community and preventing readmissions to hospital. Complies with Quality Measure Drug Reconciliation upon Discharge Reduces readmissions by 66% Time–saving option, no stop to drop off prescriptions or pick up drugs No cost to facility, pharmacy accepts all insurances No missing doses This easy to implement program is just a fax or phone call away.  Start sending your patients home with a 30-day supply of medications, not a handful of confusing prescriptions. Start today by contacting the pharmacy below