ESI study: PBM tools can help caregivers protect their own health

08/14/2013 | Drug Store News

People who provide unpaid care for another adult are more likely than non-caregivers to be on medication for high blood pressure, depression, ulcers or anxiety, an Express Scripts study of claims data found. Caregivers who used antidepressants had lower adherence rates than non-caregivers, the study found. "The good news for caregivers is the ever-increasing availability of tools -- auto-refills for prescriptions, longer-day supplies of medication, mobile apps and websites that offer alerts, prescription histories and adherence reminders -- that can help them stay on track with their own health decisions," Express Scripts Chief Scientist Bob Nease said.

View Full Article in:

Drug Store News