It may seem hard to imagine, but until recently, community pharmacists were prevented by contract from telling consumers if it would be cheaper to pay out of pocket for prescriptions than to bill them to their insurance. In late 2018, Congress passed a series of “Gag Clause Laws” that now permit pharmacists to tell a patient about prescription price differences.
Consumer Reports (CR) is a publication founded in 1936 that aims to provide unbiased reviews and research of various products and services. So, when we learned that consumers still prefer the friendliness and expertise of local drugstores based on recent survey ratings of more than 78,000 CR members, we were happy to confirm what we already knew.
[PR] Gatti Pharmacy Providing Free Service to Help Medicare Beneficiaries Choose the Right Drug Coverage for 2019
Gatti Pharmacy is providing a free service to help Medicare Part D eligible patients find low-cost prescription plans now through Friday, December 7, when open enrollment ends.
“Patients are often unaware of other options they may have,” Stephanie Smith Cooney, Gatti Pharmacy owner, said. “We want to make sure we can help them save money where they can and let them know what plan may be best for them.”
It's hard to believe it, but back-to-school season is here. As you prepare your child for another school year, remember that in addition to any new backpacks, notebooks and shoes, your growing student will need some essentials for their health as well. Below are a few things to get your child started off on the right track.
Prediabetes is a condition where a person has higher-than-normal blood sugar levels but not high enough to be type 2 diabetes. According to MayoClinic.com, symptoms are not usually present but one may find darkened skin on certain areas of the body. Without any lifestyle changes, people with prediabetes are very likely to develop type 2 diabetes. While exact causes are unknown, family history, genetics, and inactivity are important factors. If you're worried about prediabetes, join us for our free Diabetes Prevention Program. See the details below:
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