Drug Cost Dilemma Evades Solution

September 10, 2014

Drug Cost Dilemma Evades Solution

Vendors are already deploying technology to help connect healthcare providers with the most inexpensive medications available, says Peter Kaufman, MD, chief medical officer of DrFirst. “We make it very easy for providers using our program to enter brand name drugs and then switch to generic, to help save money if applicable. We also offer formulary information. If a patient is covered for a medication, providers will see messages suggesting less-expensive alternatives within the same class. This gives providers more insight into how much a particular drug therapy costs.”

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