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May 21, 2019

An Urgent Call for Transformation: Prescribers Need Better Information and a Streamlined Specialty Prescribing Process

Most likely, you or someone you love has been impacted by a complex or chronic illness like cancer or multiple sclerosis. Sadly, these diseases—and the cost of medications to treat them—are on the rise. More than half of specialty drugs cost in excess of $100,000 a year. As a result, spending on branded specialty medications is rising by 10 percent a year and is projected to surpass half of all medication spending by 2022, even though these drugs comprise just a fraction of all prescribed medications.

May 20, 2019

Two Billion E-Prescriptions, a Screaming Toddler and the 2019 White Coat Award

As my colleague Rachel Petersen explains it, prescription accuracy, in essence, is simple to grasp.

It means that “when you get to the pharmacy with your two-year-old who has an ear infection and is crying, you can pick-up the medicine right away and get out of there. You don't have to spend 20 minutes with them in pain, wandering the aisles of the pharmacy,” says Rachel, a product manager with the Critical Performance Improvement team, charged with addressing the quality of the prescriptions that cross the Surescripts network.

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