Health News

Humana networks with Wal-Mart mean lower member premiums
The Wal-Mart venture saved Humana substantial marketing expenses while at the same time allowing it to reach a larger customer base..

Gov. Baker To Unveil Plan To Combat Prescription Drug Abuse
Baker plans to announce the first phase of that fight during an event at Hope House, a treatment center in Boston on Thursday..

Humana rumored to be making a move with pharmacy business
Humana’s pharmacy business covers about 9 million people, and 6 million of those are Medicare beneficiaries..

Independence Holding Company Announces Short Term Medical Plan Using Cigna Payer Solutions’ Network
STAMFORD, Conn. — via PRWEB – Independence American Insurance Company (IAIC), a subsidiary of Independence Holding Company (NYSE: IHC), announces the availability of Connect Net, a new short-term medical ….

Verde Technologies Introduces Deterraâ„¢ Drug Deactivation System
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified prescription drug abuse as an epidemic, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Prescription Drug Abuse Plan includes “proper medication disposal” as one of four major action areas to reduce prescription drug abuse. From the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) National ….

DUP minister proposes bringing back prescription charges
Reintroduction of fees abolished in 2010 would help pay for specialist medicines.

Towers Watson Reveals Top 10 Employee Questions on Private Exchange Enrollment
An analysis of the top 10 questions asked by full-time active employees who enrolled in health plans effective January 1, 2015, on Towers Watson’s OneExchange shows that when offered a meaningful choice of health plans on private exchanges, first-time enrollees need basic information about their plan choices and how health insurance works..

Walker eyes SeniorCare cuts
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker has resurrected his plan to cut $15 million from Wisconsin’s prescription drug program for seniors..

Diet Doc Compares hCG Injections to Their Doctor Supervised Weight Loss Programs That Include Pure, Prescription …
LOS ANGELES — Although hCG injections can be a natural, safe and effective method for fast weight loss, prospective dieters are urged to avoid purchasing online hCG injections without a doctor prescription. ….

Choosing a cell phone, prescription drug plan or new car? Read this first
Having more choices is generally considered a good thing – until you actually have to choose that one cell phone, one prescription drug plan or one car model from among a dozen or so options. Economists call that problem choice overload, and the frustration it causes can lead to poor decisions..