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26Jul, 2017

Specialty Pharmacy Associations Offer Certification and Training

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According to the American Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance, the specialty pharmacists are in high demand, as the niche within the larger pharmaceutical market is growing. “This niche focuses on dispensing high-cost specialty medications for rare, chronic, and complicated health conditions, including cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis C, and HIV,” the association said. “Specialty pharmacies are on the rise because they help with proper drug administration and patient education and contribute to better compliance and better patient health.” The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) is a national association representing the specialty pharmacy […]
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3Apr, 2017

Specialty Pharmacies Offer High Touch Services

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According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), “Over the last 30 years, specialty pharmacy has grown from a notion to a cottage industry to being on the cusp of becoming a major force in healthcare delivery.” High-Cost Products Specialty pharmacy services typically manage the delivery of and support for medication and medical products that are expensive, require special handling or management, and present reimbursement challenges. Specialty medications include oral medicines, infusion therapies, and biologic products for serious conditions. The American Pharmacist’s Association says, “Specialty pharmacy focuses on high […]
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13Feb, 2017

Top 3 Lies Patients Tell Their Doctors

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A 2015 study by ZocDoc found that 30 percent of women lie or withhold information from their doctors, compared to 23 percent of men. The primary reasons patients skirt the truth include embarrassment and lack face time with doctors. Nearly half (46%) of Americans have avoided telling their doctor about a health issue because they were embarrassed or afraid of being judged. Around a third say they withheld details because they couldn’t find the right opportunity or didn’t have enough time during the appointment (27%), or because the doctor didn’t […]
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25Jan, 2017

Advances In Regenerative Medicine

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Imagine if a patient with kidney failure didn’t need a transplant but could instead regrow his or her own kidney? Or if a diseased heart could repair itself? The implications for the healthcare industry could be enormous. This is the world of regenerative medicine, where researchers are looking for ways to tap into the body’s capacity to heal itself. Scientists are asking, “if salamanders and fish can regenerate limbs, why can’t humans?” Current practices like skin grafts, blood transfusions and partial liver transplants all technically fall into the category of […]
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20Jan, 2017

How to Keep Your Loved One Out of the Hospital

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The numbers tell the story. Some 85 percent of health care spending goes toward patients with chronic illnesses. About 25 percent of the general population has one or more chronic conditions, and that number jumps to 68 percent of people 65 and older. Some 60 percent of Medicare patients with chronic conditions are hospitalized each year. Hospital readmissions among people with chronic illnesses are 30 percent higher than the rest of the population; and of the $26 billion Medicare spent on readmissions in 2014, $17 billion was considered avoidable. Systemic […]
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6Jan, 2017

Checkpoint Inhibitors Show Promise Fighting Many Cancers

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An important part of the immune system is its ability to tell between normal cells in the body and those it sees as “foreign.” When the immune system is able to detect foreign cells, it can attack just those cells while leaving the normal cells alone. To do this, it uses “checkpoints” – molecules on certain immune cells that need to be activated (or inactivated) to prompt an immune response. New Kind of Drug Checkpoint inhibitors are a relatively new class of cancer drugs – often made of antibodies – […]
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21Dec, 2016

Better Care Available for Cancer Patients

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According to the American Cancer Society, some 1.6 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year, making it one of the most common diseases in the U.S. Depending on the type of cancer, the side effects of the disease and of the treatments like chemotherapy and radiation can include significant conditions on their own that need to be treated separately. This means that most cancer patients deal with multiple doctors, pharmacists, medications, therapists, and facilities to manage multiple conditions, putting patients and caregivers in a situation that can be difficult […]
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5Dec, 2016

Nutrients Your Body Can’t Make by Itself

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As you pass by the nutrient aisle of your grocery store or pharmacy, you might be amazed by the dizzying array of options. From vitamin A to Zinc, there are hundreds of choices. Which ones you need depend on your diet and lifestyle, but there are some that you can only get through foods or supplements because the human body doesn’t create them. Here are some of the most important nutrients the body can’t create. Omega-3 Omega-3s are healthy fats that protect against heart disease, cancer, and stroke. These fats […]
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10Nov, 2016

How to Keep Your Healthcare Costs Down

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There’s good news and not-so-good news when it comes to healthcare costs. The good news is that increases in the cost of healthcare coverage have slowed down. The not-so-good news is that costs are still rising. The Henry J. Kaiser Foundation’s annual Employer Health Benefits Survey found that costs rose 3 percent in its 2016 survey, down from 4 percent the previous year. Premiums vs. Deductibles “Annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health coverage reached $18,142 this year,” the report says, “with workers on average paying $5,277 towards the cost of […]
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11Apr, 2016

Mobile Apps May Reduce Hospital Readmission in Specialty Pharmacy Patients

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An estimated $355 billion is wasted in the United States every year as a result of poor care coordination, failures in care delivery, and overtreatment, including as much as $44 billion spent on unplanned hospital readmissions. A recent article in Perspectives in Health Management explored a possible solution to prevent readmissions—a quality improvement (QI) project that uses 2 readily available resources: mobile devices and nonmedical workers who provide home care and community support for the aging population. The nonmedical workers leveraged by this project included “personal care attendants, home health […]
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27Oct, 2015

MedicoRx® Specialty Pharmacy Receives ACHC Accreditation

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Specialty pharmacy and Infusion pharmacy Accreditation demonstrates commitment to quality and accountability Van Nuys, CA – October 26, 2015 — MedicoRx® Specialty Pharmacy announced today it has been awarded Specialty Pharmacy and Home Infusion Pharmacy accreditation from Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), a health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. Achieving accreditation is a process where healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and […]
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21Sep, 2015

MedicoRx® at 2015 NEPO Building Healthy Communities Summit

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MedicoRx® was proud to be involved with the 2015 Building Healthy Communities Summit Helping Health Providers Address Social Determinants of Health in Riverside, CA this past weekend. The 2015 Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Summit-Helping Health Providers Address Social Determinants of Health is a unique and exciting educational event for physicians, public health professionals, and community leaders. The 2015 BHC Summit will provide you with opportunities to learn about emerging health policy issues, best practices for reducing health disparities, and cultural competency in clinical care.  The Summit will inspire physicians and health care […]
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21Sep, 2015

MedicoRx® Takes Part in Armenian American Medical Society Annual Meeting

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MedicoRx® was proud to take  part in the Armenian American Medical Society’s (AAMS) Annual Meeting in Las Vegas from September 13-15, 2015. The mission of AAMS is to cultivate and develop professional, social, and friendly relations amongst its members, and to contribute toward the improvement of the health services rendered to the Armenian community in the Diaspora and Armenia. Since its inception, the Armenian American Medical Society has been a vibrant and integral part of the community in all its endeavors.  
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21Sep, 2015

MedicoRx® Sponsors Liver Life Walk Los Angeles 2015

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MedicoRx® proudly sponsored the Liver Life Walk Los Angeles 2015 in Santa Monica this past weekend!  The Liver Life Walk® is the national fundraising walk of the American Liver Foundation®. Join more than 13,000 people from coast-to-coast as we pound the pavement to change the face of liver health! Your participation will bring awareness to liver disease and provide financial support for our educational programs and patient services offered to the millions of Americans battling one of the 100 known liver diseases. The Why We Walk page is an online source […]
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21Sep, 2015

MedicoRx® Sponsors 6th Annual Stop Cancer Run Walk

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MedicoRx® proudly sponsored the 6th Annual Stop Cancer Run Walk this past weekend at Woodley Park in Van Nuys. STOP CANCER is committed to funding the most promising and innovative scientists in their early research of all forms of cancer prevention, treatment, cures and subsequent clinical applications. STOP CANCER works with National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and other hospitals in the United States to carry out its mission Over the last twenty-seven years, STOP CANCER has funded a total of 244 Awards to 201 researchers with support valued at […]
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30Jun, 2015

MedicoRx® Specialty Pharmacy Receives URAC Accreditation

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Specialty pharmacy accreditation demonstrates commitment to quality and accountability Van Nuys, CA — June 24, 2015 — MedicoRx® Specialty Pharmacy announced today it has been awarded Specialty Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. “Providing exceptional clinical care is at the core of every interaction with our patients, physicians and broader healthcare community,” said Vladimir Lenchitsky, CEO of MedicoRx® Specialty. “We are proud to have received accreditation as a specialty pharmacy provider from URAC. This substantiates our […]
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