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You may not realize it, but there are actually two ways to receive your Medicare benefits.
Seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries should be aware that this year — perhaps more than any year in the past — is an important one to pay attention to their Medicare coverage options during the Open Enrollment Period (Oct. 15 – Dec. 7). And that’s because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Medicare’s annual open enrollment season is underway, and I want to encourage everyone with Medicare to review their current health and prescription drug coverage.
Ahwatukee Foothills’ first medical marijuana dispensary is now open.
When Ahwatukee Foothills resident Tim Vitullo was completing his chemistry degree in 1995 and had the opportunity to learn from a compounding pharmacist who was creating his own combination of medications to give patients better treatment, it was a lesson he never forgot.
Having access to affordable health care is critical for many seniors. That’s why it’s important that those approaching age 65, or already 65 or older understand the four parts of the Medicare health insurance program.
Abortion providers have opened up a second legal front in their bid to block Arizona from restricting the use of medication to terminate pregnancy.
The Arizona Department of Health Services is seeking public comments on new medical marijuana rules for the state that agree with a superior court’s ruling.
Medical marijuana users have no constitutional right to grow their own drug, a trial judge ruled this week.
Arizona voters approved medical marijuana almost three years ago, but many residents still have some questions about cannabis and the way it is dispensed.
Phoenix Police will host a prescription drug take back event on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Target parking lot at 48th Street and Ray Road. Police will accept any unused prescription drugs. Police will not be able to accept any needles.
Gov. Jan Brewer recently celebrated the news that Arizona’s Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse Initiative has been awarded the 2013 Western Region Outstanding Criminal Justice Program Award.
Several medical marijuana dispensaries are waiting to hear a judge’s ruling as to whether or not their certificate to operate will expire if the dispensary is not opened by Aug. 7.
In March, area resident Jules Demetrius went to the doctor with severe stomach pain and was immediately sent to the emergency room.
Medical marijuana patients whose drugs are taken by police are entitled to get it back, the Arizona Supreme Court has ruled.
By the time a client parks their car and walks up to the front doors of Harvest of Tempe, the southeast Valley’s only medical marijuana dispensary, he or she, their license plate, and their car have all been caught on camera.
On April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Phoenix Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
State lawmakers voted Thursday to put new limits on the packaging of food and drinks containing medical marijuana.
A state legislator wants to make it clear that marijuana lollipop you bought in a dispensary is not just candy.
The Affordable Care Act strengthened Medicare in important ways. Signed in 2010, the federal health law already has provided free preventive health benefits to millions of people with Medicare, and saved billions of dollars for those who hit the gap in their Part D prescription drug coverage.
Developed primarily for seniors, but useful for any driver taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, Roadwise RX was developed to help motorists understand how medications may impact their ability to drive safely.
Health insurance isn’t the easiest thing to understand. But if you have Medicare, there’s a variety of help resources you can turn to.
Having lived in France and traveling for my work in many countries the most frequently asked question is: “Why do Americans take many prescriptions and have body parts removed?”
Mental health problems like depression and anxiety can affect anyone’s life at any age. If you think you have a mental health condition, Medicare may be able to help. The symptoms of mental health issues include feelings of sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness; a lack of energy; and difficulty concentrating or sleeping. You might find yourself losing interest in activities you used to enjoy, or even having thoughts of ending your life.
This spring, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and its national and community partners will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at its fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day at sites nationwide. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.