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August 2013

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

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Geodon® is Now Available!
Rx Outreach is pleased to announce the addition of Geodon® (Ziprasidone), a drug used to treat schizophrenia and the manic symptoms of bipolar disorder. We offer a 90-day supply for $30.
Click here to see our most recent drug additions.

Connection To Care®
As of July 1, 2013, the Pfizer Connection To Care® Patient Assistance Program is no longer accepting new patients. Pfizer will be communications options to access these medications through other sources they have identified – Rx Outreach being one of them! Below is a list of the medications available through Rx Outreach.

Pfizer Brand Products Rx Outreach Products
Accupril® Quinapril HCI
Aldactazide® Spironolactone/HCTZ
Aldactone® Spironolactone
Antivert® Meclizine
Azulfidine® Sulfasalazine
Calan® & Calan SR® Verapamil & Verapamil SR
Cardura® Doxazosin
Diflucan® Fluconazole
Geodon® Geodon®
Glucotrol® & Glucotrol XL® Glipizide & Glipizide ER
Glynase® Glyburide, micronized
Lipitor® Atorvastatin
Lopid® Gemfibrozil
Neurontin® Gabapentin
Norvasc® Amlodipine
Vistaril® Hydroxyzine Pamoate
Zoloft® Sertraline

Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act will allow all Americans to be able to buy health insurance through providers. If you buy health insurance, whichever plan you choose, you are still eligible to participate in the Rx Outreach Program.
To learn more, click here…

Medicare Part D Eligible?
Anyone of any age can use Rx Outreach as long as he/she meets the income guidelines. Rx Outreach can be used even if you other prescription programs including Medicare Part D. You have the opportunity to choose what program provides you with the greatest value.
To see a sample value comparison, click here.

May 2013

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

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New Medications Available…

Rx Outreach is pleased to announce the following list of medications is now available on the Rx Outreach Program.

To order, click here for an application.

Rx Outreach Medication

Brand/Generic Equivalent

Available Strengths

Administrative Fee

Valsartan/HCTZ tablet

Diovan HCT®

80/12.5mg, 160/12.5mg, 160/25mg, 320/12.5mg, 320/25mg

$35

Insulin Syringes (Prodigy®)

N/A

 28G 12.7mm – 1cc

31G 8mm – 1/2cc

31G 8mm – 1/3cc

$13 for a box of 100

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Updates. . .

Rx Outreach has recently lowered the price of several medications. To see our complete drug list, click here.

Rx Outreach Medication

Brand/Generic Equivalent

Available Strengths

Administrative Fee

Amlodipine tablet

Norvasc®

2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg

$20

$40

Atenolol tablet

Tenormin®

25mg, 50mg, 100mg

$9

$18

Furosemide tablet

Lasix®

20mg, 40mg, 80mg

$9

$18

Gabapentin capsule

Neurontin®

100mg, 300mg, 400mg

$25 for up to 270 caps

Lisinopril tablet

Zestril® or Prinvil®

2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg, 20mg, 30mg, 40mg

$9

$18

Lisinopril/HCTZ tablet

Zestoretic® or Prinzide®

10/12.5mg, 20/12.5mg, 20/25mg

$9

$18

Lovastatin tablet

Mevacor®

10mg, 20mg, 40mg

$9

$18

Sertraline tablet

Zoloft®

25mg, 50mg, 100mg

$25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refill your Rx Outreach Medications Online

Rx Outreach members are now able to refill their medications online! Simply sign in, your account activity will appear and those prescriptions available for refill will be listed under the Prescription Category. Simply check the refill box on those prescriptions you wish to refill and follow the remaining steps to complete you order. Click here to sign in.

Pollen, Pollen everywhere!

 According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, this pollen season is longer and more severe than usual.  To find some helpful information to help you cope during this allergy season, click here.

 

Health and Medicine in the News

 Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have helped identify many of the biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease that could potentially predict which patients will develop the disorder later in life. To view this article, click here.

November 2012

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Montelukast Sodium (Singulair®) is Now Available!
Rx Outreach is pleased to announce the addition of Montelukast Sodium (Singulair®), a medication used to prevent difficulty breathing, chest tightness, wheezing and coughing caused by asthma. We are offering a 90-day supply for $40.
Click here to see our most recent drug additions.

Coming soon…
Escitalopram (Lexapro®) tablets should be available by January 1. Please check our website regularly for the latest update.

November is American Diabetes Month
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 24 million Americans – almost eight percent of the population – now live with diabetes. If not prevented or controlled, it can seriously affect the overall health and functioning of all your vital organs and limbs. It can damage your eyes, skin, heart, kidneys, feet, blood vessels, teeth and gums. The good news is that it doesn’t have to. Preventing or controlling diabetes is key. Work with your doctor to prevent diabetes. Or, if you have diabetes, follow your doctor’s care plan to control it and avoid serious health complications.
Click here for information that will be helpful in understanding this disease.

August 2012

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
Atorvastatin (Lipitor®) is Now Available!
Rx Outreach is pleased to announce the addition of Atorvastatin (Lipitor®), a cholesterol-lowering medication that blocks the production of cholesterol. We will be offering a 90-day supply for $25. Click here to see our most recent drug additions.

Coming soon…
In September, we will be adding Montelukast Sodium (Singulair®) tablets to the program. In October, we plan to have Valsartan (Diovan®) tablets available. Please make sure you regularly check the website to see when these drugs may be ordered.

Understanding Stress…
For many of us, stress has become a normal way of life. Stress isn’t always bad; some forms of stress can motivate us to try our best. However, it is important to learn how to recognize when stress can be affecting your well-being. To learn more about stress, click here…

Don’t Forget…refill your Rx Outreach Medications Online
You are now able to refill your medications online! Simply sign in, your account activity will appear and those prescriptions available for refill will be listed under the Prescription Category. Simply check the refill box on those prescriptions you wish to refill and follow the remaining steps to complete your order. Click here to sign in.

July 2012

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

New Medications Available…
Rx Outreach is pleased to announce the following list of medications is now available on the Rx Outreach Program.
To order, click here for an application.

New Medications

Rx Outreach Medication Brand/Generic Equivalent Available Strengths Administrative Fee
Amlodipine/Benazepril Capsule Lotrel® 5/10mg, 5/20mg, 10/20mg $50 for up to 90 capsules
Clopidogrel Tablet Plavix® 75mg $20 for up to 90 tablets
Quetiapine Fumarate Tablet Seroquel® 25mg, 50mg, 100mg $25 for up to 90 tablets
Quetiapine Fumarate Tablet Seroquel® 200mg, 300mg $40 for up to 90 tablets
Quetiapine Fumarate Tablet Seroquel® 400mg $50 for up to 90 tablet
Olanzapine Tablet Zyprexa® 2.5mg, 5mg, 7.5mg, 10mg $25 for up to 90 tablets
Olanzapine Tablet Zyprexa® 15mg $50 for up to 90 tablets
Mycophenolate Mofetil Capsule CellCept® 250mg $65 for up to 180 capsules
Mycophenolate Mofetil Tablet CellCept® 500mg $65 for up to 180 tablets

 

Refill your Rx Outreach Medications Online…

Rx Outreach members are now able to refill their medications online!Simply sign in, your account activity will appear and those prescriptions available for refill will be listed under the Prescription Category.Simply check the refill box on those prescriptions you wish to refill and follow the remaining steps to complete you order.

Click here to sign in.


Hot Weather Tips for Seniors

Seniors are more prone to heat-related health problems than younger people. Nearly all of a senior’s internal organs function with less efficiency, especially those that help the body deal with heat. Also, most seniors are on a combination of medications that further slow the body’s ability to deal with heat. Here are some general guidelines about maintaining well-being when the weather is hot.

To learn more about heat preparedness, click here.

 

National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA)

The National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) is the largest legislative victory in many years for the Alzheimer’s cause and will create a coordinated national plan to overcome the Alzheimer’s crisis and will ensure the coordination and evaluation of all national efforts in Alzheimer’s research, clinical care, institutional, and home- and community-based programs and their outcomes.

To view the article, click here.

 

 

April 2012

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

New Medications Available…

Rx Outreach is pleased to announce the following list of medications is now available on the Rx Outreach Program.  To order, click here for an application.

  New Medications

Rx Outreach Medication Brand/Generic Equivalent Available Strengths Fee per 90-day Fee per 180-day
Alclometasone Dipropionate Cream Aclovate® 15gm, 45gm $15 per tube
Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream, Augmented Diprolene® AF 15gm, 50gm $25 per tube
Mometasone Furoate Cream Elocon® 15gm, 45gm $15 per tube
Mometasone Furoate Ointment Elocon® 15gm, 45gm $15 per tube
Felodipine ER Tablet Plendil® ER 2.5mg, 5mg $40 up to 90 tablets
Felodipine ER Tablet Plendil® ER 100mg $70 up to 90 tablets
Norethindrone Tablet Ortho Micronor® 28’s (0.35mg) $35.00 $65.00
Norethindrone/Ethinyl Estradiol Tablet Ovcon® 35 28’s (0.4mg/0.035mg) $35.00 $65.00
Norethindrone Acetate Tablet Aygestin® 5mg $75 up to 50 tablets
Pramipexole Tablet Mirapex® 0.125mg, 0.25mg, 0.5mg, 1mg, 1.5mg $25 up to 180 tablets

 

Asthma Affects 22 Million Americans.

Signs of springtime—blooming flowers, blossoming trees, wheezing, coughing…bring misery to allergy and asthma sufferers.   Asthma affects 22 million Americans and causes nearly 2 million emergency room visits each year.  Allergy and asthma symptoms can be controlled, but it takes some planning. To learn more about asthma, click here.

Findings Show Clearly:  Where You Live Matters for Health Care Access

The commonwealth Fund, a private foundation, has released their results from a Scorecard on Local Health Performance, 2012.  It tracks 43 indicators spanning four dimensions of health system performance.  People in the United States, regardless of where they live, deserve the same opportunities to lead long, healthy, and productive lives.  Yet this new Scorecard on Local Health System Performance finds that where one lives has a major impact on the ability to access health care.  The report finds access to care, quality of care, costs, and health outcomes all vary significantly.  To view the report, click here

 

February 2012

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

 Fragmin is Now Available!

Rx Outreach is pleased to announce the addition of Fragmin (dalteparin sodium injection), an anticoagulant, to our program.  Through the support of Eisai Inc., we will be offering a 30-day supply (30 syringes) for $0.  A separate enrollment/application will be required.  (Get your Fragmin® application now.)

 Check Your Order Status Online

You can easily obtain real-time order status information on your Rx Outreach prescription orders.  By using the website you will know within seconds if your order has been received and/or shipped.  First time users, create a new web account by clicking on the “Register as New User” button. Once you complete the registration process you will be able to view all of your Rx Outreach orders.  (To create your Rx Outreach Web account, click here.)

Why Use Rx Outreach? 

Rx Outreach serves over 60,000 patients annually; dispensing more than 1.2 million months of medication.  In 2011, an independent firm surveyed 2,900 Rx Outreach Program participants to determine their overall satisfaction with the program.  (2011 Survey Results)

The Value of Generic Drugs…

Pharmaceuticals play an essential role in improving and maintaining health, but managing and controlling cost remains a major challenge for society. The role of generic medicines has been to provide essential medications that are both high quality and affordable.  Generic medications save consumers billions of dollars each year. More and More Americans are seeing the value of generics and using them to help save money on their prescription drug costs.  (To learn more…)

Generic Use Has Cut Most American’s Drug Cost Burden 

While prescription drug spending accounts for 10 percent of all health care spending in the United States, out-of-pocket costs for prescription medication make up a much larger percentage of individual health spending, particularly among low-income people with public insurance and those with chronic conditions. Researchers found that the number of families spending more than 10% of their incomes on prescriptions declined between 2003 and 2008, reversing a trend from the previous five years, when costs rose every year. However, the burden remains high for some groups, including those with public insurance and those with low income.  (To read more…)

January 2012

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Attention Fragmin® Patients…Coming February 27, 2012

Rx Outreach is pleased to announce partnering with Eisai Pharmaceuticals to provide Fragmin® through our low cost medication program. Beginning February 27, 2012, we will be able to ship Fragmin in a 30-day supply. A separate enrollment/application form will be required. Please check our website during February for the official announcement.

Rx Outreach Has New Financial Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has released the 2012 Poverty Guidelines. These guidelines are the basis for determining financial eligibility for many federal programs as well as Rx Outreach eligibility. Effective immediately, the new Rx Outreach financial qualifications are:

Managing Common Side Effects of Medications

Prescription medicines can enhance the quality of your life, keep people out of the emergency room, and can even save lives. But, medicines can also bring unwelcomed side effects. Almost all drugs used to treat any type of disease can cause side effects. Some side effects are rare; others are much more common. To learn more about managing these side effects… .

Chronic Heartburn A Growing Problem Worldwide

While many believe that heartburn and acid reflux are an annoying but ultimately harmless problem, frequent bouts constitute a medical condition known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. The overall prevalence has been increasing over the past decades. People consider heartburn part of the eating experience, but the chronic presence of heartburn denotes a real medical program.To read more….

 

December 2011

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

 HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

OUR BEST TO YOU FOR A BLESSED AND JOYOUS NEW YEAR

 

New Medication Added…

Oxcarbazepine, an anticonvulsant used primarily in the treatment of epilepsy, is now available in a 90-day supply for $60. To order, click here for an application.

 

Medications with Revised Pricing/Requirements…

Effective immediately, Ondansetron and Ondansetron ODT are available in a 90-day supply only. Doxepin is available in a 90-day supply for $25. To order, click here for an application.

 

 You Are Now Able to Refill Your Medications Online!

You may now refill your medications through the website. To request a refill of your medications, select the Submit Online Refill icon on the home page, enter your information in all the appropriate fields including the script numbers for the medication(s) you wish to refill, click submit…your order will be processed within 48 hours! To refill a script now, click here.

 

Americans’ Access to Prescription Drugs

According to a new national study from the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC), 48 percent of uninsured people in fair or poor health went without a prescription drug because of cost concerns in 2010, almost double the rate of insured people with the same reported health status. Click here to read the report.

 

 

November 2011

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Great News!!! You are Now Able to Enroll in Rx Outreach Online…

Rx Outreach enrollment applications for new members may now be completed online. To apply online, simply enter the data in the appropriate fields, click submit, and the enrollment is complete! To enroll, click here.

Skipping doses of medications can cause issues…

A study released this fall shows that the number of people who reported skipping prescription medication doses, doctors’ appointments and medical tests among the way they try to save on health care costs rose to 48%. It is the largest increase since Consumer Reports National Research Center began the annual survey three years ago. Click here to view the summary report.

How to Read Prescription Drug Labels:

Prescription labels may all look different and confusing at first, but they all show similar information that is important for your health and safety. With a few pointers, you’ll be able to read prescription labels with no trouble. This guide (click here) will give you the information you need to read and understand prescription labels.

Surgeon General Stresses Important of Medication Adherence

Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, speaking at the Baltimore launch of the “Script Your Future” campaign, urged patients with chronic conditions to speak to their healthcare professionals about the importance of taking their medications as directed. “Our national challenge is to prevent poor health outcomes and to become a healthy and fit nation. One way is for the healthcare community to come together to address medication non-adherence, which is a major public health problem,” Dr. Benjamin stated. National Consumers League Press Release

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