HealthWarehouse.com, Atlantis Health Plan provide members with free 90-day supplies of generics
CINCINNATI A licensed online pharmacy and a health insurer are collaborating to provide members with 90-day supplies of generic drugs for free.
HealthWarehouse.com and Atlantis Health Plan, which serves New York City, announced the partnership Tuesday, whereby members can receive a majority of the generic medications HealthWarehouse.com officers in 90-day supplies without a co-pay. The plan started Friday. Medications will be dispensed and shipped from the pharmacy’s mail-order facility in Cincinnati.
“This partnership with Atlantis Health Plan is evidence of our commitment to reduce healthcare costs and save our customers money by offering affordable prescription medications,” HealthWarehouse.com CEO Lalit Dhadphale said in a statement. “The traditional way of buying medications has changed, and Atlantis Health Plan understands that people are tired of paying extraordinary prices for ordinary customer service.”
Schnucks Pharmacies offering free prenatal vitamins to expectant mothers
ST. LOUIS January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month, and a Midwestern supermarket pharmacy chain is giving expectant mothers free prenatal vitamins to mark the occasion.
Schnucks Pharmacies, part of the Schnuck Markets company, will begin offering free prescription prenatal vitamins to pregnant women at its 103 stores under its Health and Wellness Program beginning Monday, Schnucks announced.
“It’s a major investment for our company, but we feel a responsibility to help where we can,” Schnucks VP pharmacy Michael Juergensmeyer said in a statement. “Due to economic considerations, many patients don’t refill prescriptions for chronic conditions, let alone take prescription prenatal vitamins for wellness care. We share doctors’ concerns and recognize the need to make good prenatal care more affordable for all.”
FDA commissioner Hamburg salutes healthcare professionals for H1N1 efforts
SILVER SPRING, Md. Healthcare professionals got a big “thank you” from the head of the Food and Drug Administration.
FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg sent a letter to healthcare professionals thanking them for their efforts during the 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreak.
“In November, I wrote to thank you for your efforts during the 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreak and to provide information about the development and FDA approval of the H1N1 vaccines,” Hamburg wrote. “I mentioned our continuing robust efforts to monitor the safety of these vaccines and now would like to reassure you that, to date, the safety assessment is very encouraging.”
As of Dec. 30, nearly 100 million vaccines have been distributed, with 94% of adverse side effects described as “non-serious,” such as soreness, according to a Jan. 8 statement by the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.