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prescription

The loss of rights because of a failure to assert them over a lengthy period of time. This is similar to a statute of limitations, but the time period is not established by statute, but by court interpretation and the particular circumstances of the case.

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The World Prescription Drug Market Report http://www.
A recent NIDA-sponsored survey found that one in four teens with legitimate prescriptions said other kids had asked them for pills.
Many patients are getting their prescriptions filled correctly under the new Medicare program.
Furthermore, wiping out unnecessary doctor's visits, eliminating the paperwork involved with unnecessary prescriptions, and putting drug prices in front of consumers, thereby forcing them to be cost-conscious, lowers overall health care costs and ultimately reduces insurance premiums.
TORONTO - Canada's health minister threatened Wednesday to overhaul the country's regulations on exporting prescription drugs, saying Canada would no longer be a cheap ``drugstore for the United States.
While the government continues a crackdown on medical-marijuana grannies, a lot of us evade the unpleasantness associated with illegal drug use by getting a legal high with any number of mood- and mind-altering prescription drugs currently flooding the U.
And, just like you--the members of Congress and your staffs and other federal employees--all seniors should have the choice of a healthcare plan that provides prescription drugs.
In an effort to control those costs, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois is looking at the prospect of paying pharmacists to check with physicians to see whether it would be appropriate to change prescriptions for brand-name drugs to generic drugs, said Robert Kieckhefer, a spokesman for the Illinois Blues.
Some insurance and pharmaceutical service companies offer programs that help people apply for reduced-price prescriptions.
If you are required to take medication on a long-term basis, you may want to consider mail-order prescriptions.
The average senior takes more than four prescription drugs daily and fills 18 prescriptions a year, at a cost of between $100 and $200 a month.
The available management strategies typically include precertification, a tiered co-payment system, restricting prescriptions to a provider specialty, retrospective physician profiling, and physician education.