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Americares Expands Access to Medication

October 30, 2017 | Treatment | Comments

Katiri Zuluaga

Manager, State Initiatives

Improving access to medications that treat mental illness can save money and improve outcomes. In 2012, 60 percent of uninsured Americans with a chronic condition skipped medication due to cost. Thirty-seven percent of Medicare enrollees were concerned about drug costs and 20 percent delayed filling prescriptions or skipped doses to save money. Nonadherence to psychotropic […]

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Pharmacists are Untapped Resource in Treatment of Mental Illness

October 16, 2017 | Treatment | Comments

Chuck Ingoglia

Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Practice Improvement

“The best medication at the best dose can never be effective if the patient does not take it.” According to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, less than half the patients prescribed medication to be taken for an extended period of time to treat persistent mental health problems like schizophrenia and […]

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