medication

FILE- In this Oct. 26, 2018, file photo Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks about proposed reforms to Medicare Part B drug pricing policies at the Brookings Institute in Washington.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File
January 31, 2019 - 7:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration Thursday unveiled a plan to channel now-hidden prescription drug rebates directly to patients, saying it would bypass middlemen and lower prices for consumers. The proposed regulation from Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar would eliminate...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
January 28, 2019 - 4:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As Philadelphia continues to struggle with the opioid epidemic, the behavioral health department has announced it will make medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, available to everyone who enters residential treatment. There is no cure for opioid addiction, but there...
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Doylestown Health recently added a medication disposal box in the Doylestown Hospital Emergency Department lobby.
Doylestown Health
Lynne Adkins
December 25, 2018 - 4:00 am
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Your medicine cabinet is stocked with old pills and outdated liquid medications, and now is the time to clear it all out. Old or unused medications can be dangerous when they get in the wrong hands, or simply get tossed out, according to Dr. Christine Roussel,...
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Inspira LIFE participant Jacqueline Smith of Vineland has benefited from the MedaCube technology.
Inspira LIFE
Lynne Adkins
December 05, 2018 - 4:00 am
VINELAND, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A countertop device is helping seniors keep all their medications straight. The MedaCube is a large black box that can be filled with 16 different prescriptions, which can then be delivered at the right time of day for three months. Dr. Ankur Patel, medical director...
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Dreamstime
Pat Toddy
August 08, 2018 - 8:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The region's largest private health insurer is widening its efforts to combat the expanding opioid epidemic. Independence Blue Cross will be issuing a new requirement to reduce the amount of patients who take OxyContin or oxycodone extended-release tablets. The switch...
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The Apartments at St. Bart's
Justin Udo
Justin Udo
June 04, 2018 - 2:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new affordable housing complex in Northeast Philadelphia is taking an innovative approach to senior living. The site of the former St. Bartholomew Catholic School in Frankford is now home to the latest facility operated by NewCourtland Senior Services. Silvia...
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