Pharmacists Take Steps to Help Patients Facing High Drug Costs

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The following was provided by Pharmacy Today:

As formularies shrink and patients on high-deductible health plans shell out more money for health care, pharmacists in all settings are taking a proactive approach to making sure patients can pay for their medications. A few years ago, specialty pharmacist Dustin Tjersland was able to fill most medication orders for patients with cancer within a day or so. But today, with oncology drugs priced sky-high, insurance companies require more review time to decide if they will cover a patient’s treatment. For Tjersland’s patients at Skagit Valley Hospital Regional Cancer Care Center in Washington State, this means valuable time is lost waiting for a prior authorization decision from an insurance company. CLICK HERE to read more.

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