Most Seniors are Taking Too Many Rx Medicines

Most Seniors are Taking Too Many Rx Medicines

The NY-T’s┬áreports that the average person in their mid to late 60’s today is taking 15 Rx drugs a year, and that does not count the number of over-the-counter products they may be taking. That is a lot of medications, especially when you consider that a survey released by the American Association of Retired Persons […]

A National Emergency, 33% of Americans on Rx Painkillers

A National Emergency, 33% of Americans on Rx Painkillers

A National Emergency, 33% of Americans on Rx Painkillers One in 3 (33%) Americans take Rx (prescription) painkillers, a new survey showed Monday, this is a startling statistic unveiled the same day a Presidential Opioid Commission called for the declaration of a “National Emergency.” According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 91.8-M Americans used […]

Do Not Let Outlandish ER Charges Break Your Bank

Do Not Let Outlandish ER Charges Break Your Bank

Do Not Let Outlandish ER Charges Break Your Bank I just read a new analysis of US medical bills has found hospitals typically charge uninsured ER (emergency room) ┬ápatients 4X as much as the take from Medicare for the same service. The study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that ER patients routinely pay more […]