Tag: drugs

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Long-term Care Providers Adjust to Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste Rule

March 10, 2020

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule on hazardous pharmaceutical waste management will present a steep learning curve for long-term care facilities. Until the August 2019 ruling, which among provisions prohibits flushing or pouring certain pharmaceuticals down the drain, […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

How Prescriptions are Covered by Medicare

February 19, 2018

Via: The Caregiver Space

For over 40 years, Medicare offered no retail prescription drug coverage. Can you imagine? While Medicare Part B has always covered medications administered in a doctor’s office or hospital setting, just a few years ago our nation’s seniors often paid […]

Health & Insurance

Many Doctors Treating Alcohol Problems Overlook Successful Drugs

October 4, 2016

Via: Kaiser Health News

As millions of Americans battle alcohol abuse problems each year, public health officials suggest that two often overlooked medications might offer relief to some. More than 18 million people abuse or are dependent on alcohol, yet a key study funded […]