The headline on the UCHealth Today blog posting summed it up: “First FDA-approved drug offers both promise and challenges.” This was in reference to Leqembi (generic name: lecanemab), a drug designed to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Prescription Drugs & Supplements
AARP reports that the names of the first 10 Medicare drugs whose prices the federal government will negotiate directly with manufacturers were released in late August. “It marks the first time in history that the price of life-sustaining medications that millions of older Americans in the nation’s largest health program
A Colorado Coordinator of Pharmacy Services Recommends That Patients Do a Regular “Prescription Review”
Pharmacist Gina Harper, clinical coordinator of pharmacy services for UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital, discussed in a UCHealth online posting reasons why patients would be wise to periodically review the prescriptions they are taking.
In accordance with a Colorado legislative bill passed in 2019, the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (DHCPF) is close to making it possible for Coloradans to access savings on drug costs by getting imported pharmaceuticals from Canada.