Patient have difficulty understanding, remembering, and following technical, confusing medication instructions, and so may miss, double up on, or otherwise miss-take medications. When patients fail to improve as expected, clinicians may unnecessarily increase, duplicate, or change medications. Resultant poor patient health and avoidable, prolonged, more complicated hospital admissions lead to poor health outcomes and ...more »
Start some type of system where patients exchange old bottles for new owns or create a drop off station so old bottles could be cleaned and reused instead of buying new ones every month.
It seems that many medications are dispensed in too large of a quantity. The nurses are told to get the amount they need and to "waste" the rest. Often this means taking a small fraction of the original amount in the container and dumping the rest. I think that the medications need to come in smaller doses to start with, or find a way to dispense multiple times from a single container. Doing this would greatly reduce ...more »
Widespread medical insurance fraud negatively impacts the price of medical insurance for both federal employers and employees, and taxpayers in general. One of the most pervasive forms of fraud is identity fraud; either with or without the permission of the medical plan holder. Very few health care providers ask for photo ID prior to treatment. There are more or less no controls in place to police this, which creates ...more »
The “War on Drugs”, has done nothing except increase the violent tendencies and the salary, of drug dealers. Legalize, and force into the not for profit sector, the sale of all narcotics, and psychiatric medications. Place a cap on the wages earned by people who make narcotics and psychiatric drugs, of minimum wage, up to 60 hours a week. Drug farmers and lab techs that want to turn our children into drug addicts ...more »
Right now one gets paper copies of drug info when they get their prescription refilled. Paper copies should be provided on all NEW prescriptions, but NOT on every refill issued. This would save a lot of paper and cut costs!