Medication

Predicting medication adherence in multiple sclerosis using telephone-based home monitoring

Aaron P. Turner, Ph.D., Danielle S. Roubinov, Ph.D., David C. Atkins, Ph.D., Jodie K. Haselkorn, M.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 1, p83–89 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.08.008 Background Poor medication adherence exerts a substantial negative impact on the health and well-being of individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). Improving adherence rates requires a proactive approach of […]

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Medicare Part D Medications: AAHD Member Coalitions Request CMS Rescind Proposed Rule

In addition to submitting our own AAHD comments, two coalitions that AAHD belongs to – Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) task force on health and Medicare Access for Patients Rx (MAPRx) submitted comments opposing the Medicare Part D proposed regulation. The CCD and MAPRx letters are here. Prior information on the Part D proposed rule are […]

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Evidence-based approach for disaster preparedness authorities to inform the contents of repositories for prescription medications for chronic disease management and control

Brown DW, Young SL, Engelgau MM, Mensah GA. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2008 Sep-Oct;23(5):447-57 SOURCE:  National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA. dbrown6@cdc.gov INTRODUCTION:  Chronic diseases are major causes of death and disability and often require multiple prescribed medications for treatment and control. Public […]

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Evidence-based approach for disaster preparedness authorities to inform the contents of repositories for prescription medications for chronic disease management and control

Brown DW, Young SL, Engelgau MM, Mensah GA. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2008 Sep-Oct;23(5):447-57 National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA. dbrown6@cdc.gov INTRODUCTION: Chronic diseases are major causes of death and disability and often require multiple prescribed medications for treatment and control. Public health […]

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Week of June 11, 2013

Medicaid Buy-In: Experiences of Persons with Disabilities – 35 of 38 States Report May 20, 2013 Mathematica Policy Research report for CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). Learn more here. HUD Guidelines on Implementing Olmstead Integrated Living Goals June 5 HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development) on the Olmstead Supreme Court decision. Learn […]

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New Study Finds E-Prescribing Is Safe and Efficient, but Barriers Remain

Cutting costs and improving safety are two goals for health care in the United States, and electronic prescribing is one means of achieving both. But physicians and pharmacies face barriers to realizing the technology’s full benefit, according to a study funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research […]

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