7 Ways to Save on Your Diabetes Prescriptions

Are you paying more for prescription drugs? The stats say that you probably are. I recently wrote an article about the prescription drug industry. Through my research, I learned that nearly 7 in 10 Americans are on at least one prescription drug and more than half of Americans take two drugs. It’s a $326 billion industry and growing – that breaks down to an average of $1459 per person

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AskNadia: I Need Free or Inexpensive Insulin

I receive many emails from people asking me to help them get access to insulin. This column is for you, the person and family member who has reached out to me for help in gaining access to free or affordable insulin. Dear PWD: Unfortunately, not everyone has access to good health insurance. For some, having a CGM or insulin pump may be like reaching for

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Home Visits By Nurses For First-Time Mothers Help Reduce Government Costs

By Michelle Andrews Symphonie Dawson was 23 and studying to be a paralegal while working part-time for a temporary staffing agency when she learned that the reason she kept feeling sick was because she was pregnant. Living with her mom and two siblings near Dallas, Dawson worried about what to expect during pregnancy and what giving birth would be like, not to mention how to

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Beware of Illegally Sold Diabetes Treatments

As the number of people diagnosed with diabetes continues to grow, illegally sold products promising to prevent, treat, and even cure diabetes are flooding the marketplace. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to use such products. They may contain harmful ingredients or may be otherwise unsafe, or may improperly be marketed as over-the-counter (OTC) products when they should be marketed as

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Struggling With Type 2 Diabetes

In 2009, when Bruce Share started drinking five glasses of iced tea before dinner and dropped 15 pounds from his already lean frame, he immediately knew that he had diabetes. In the preceding four years, he had learned a great deal about the disease as a member of the board of Defeat Diabetes. Now, he knew that it was his personal battle as well. A

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40 Years Of Preventive Care Saves Lives And Money

The rest of the country could learn a thing or two from the residents of a county not too far from Stephen King’s stomping grounds. According to research that appeared recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Maine’s Franklin County has saved more than $5 million in health care costs and significantly lowered mortality rates. Thanks to preventative measures to control cardiovascular disease

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Settlement To Deliver Victory For Tens Of Thousands Of Older And Disabled Adults Served By Medicare

Burlington, Vt. – The Center for Medicare Advocacy and co-counsel from Vermont Legal Aid today announced that plaintiffs and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius filed a Settlement Agreement in the landmark case of Jimmo v. Sebelius, bringing an end to Medicare’s long-practiced but illegal application of an “Improvement Standard.” The settlement of the case [Jimmo v. Sebelius, No. 5:11-cv-00017 (D.Vt.)] will improve

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Workers Who Take Their Medicine Are More Productive

Editor’s Note: Portions of this report were taken from a press release from CVS-Caremark. It seems commonsensical to say that employees who take their medicines as prescribed are more productive than workers who risk medical problems because they neglected to take their meds. Now a CVS Caremark research study confirms that notion: Employees who adhere to their medications and schedules as prescribed averaged seven fewer

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