Poll concludes more people taking prescription drugs to improve brain activity
NEW YORK Results of a poll published in the journal Nature shows that increasing numbers of people are using prescription drugs to increase brain power.
The poll, of 1,400 adults including workers and college students found that many use drugs like the attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder drug Ritalin (methylphenidate), the narcolepsy drug Provigil (modafinil) and beta blockers to increase their memory and concentration.
Most of the adults surveyed had obtained the drugs online or through prescriptions.
Walgreens ships diabetes supplies for free to Medicare Part B patients
DEERFIELD, Ill. Walgreens has announced that it ship diabetes testing supplies for free to people who have their supplies covered under Medicare Part B.
The move comes at a time when budgets are tight—especially for seniors. To make getting diabetes supplies easier and more affordable, Walgreens said, patients can pick up their testing items at one of the 6,400 stores or have supplies mailed to their home at no cost.
Those seniors who are eligible can sign up by calling 1-888-PARTB-65 (1-888-727-8265) or request a call from a Walgreens representative by logging on to https://www.walgreens.com/partb. Special Walgreens phone reps will assist with filing all of the necessary Part B claim forms and will answer any other additional questions, the company said.
Bruno’s, Food World stores announce closings of many in-store pharmacies
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. Bruno’s over the weekend announced that 22 out 40 in-store pharmacies in Bruno’s and Food World stored throughout Alabama and Florida will be closed. The closures will affect about 60 employees, the company said.
Bruno’s will sell remaining prescriptions and pharmaceutical inventories to CVS, a spokesman told the local media. CVS may also retain some of Bruno’s pharmacy employees.
No word yet on what Bruno’s will do with the remaining space in stores.