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Best Prescriptiondrugs podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
Best Prescriptiondrugs podcasts we could find
Updated July 2020
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Overprescribed is the podcast raising America's awareness on pharmaceutical medications. We talk about the issues you may not ever hear about while also bringing on guests with different perspectives on what it means to be medicated in the U.S. www.overprescribedpodcast.com
 
How much would you pay out-of-pocket for a five day hospital stay on Medicare? The majority of people have no idea! The problem with Medicare is there is too much information. An overwhelming amount of information and not enough resources. Medicare Nation solves that problem by educating you about all the things you want to know about Medicare, but are afraid to ask. This podcast will educate you about the components of Medicare, the different categories of Medicare Plans and Medicare benefi ...
 
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Hey Medicare Nation! Medicare Nation Today, I'm informing you about The Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services Notice, given to Mr. Art Carlos, CEO of Delaware Life Insurance Company. In a notice dated January 31, 2020, CMS notified Mr. Carlos that they were immediately imposing Intermediate "Sanctions" against Delaware Life Insurance Company. CM…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com Medicare has taken many steps to assist you during the COVID-19 crisis. Coronavirus tests Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers a test to see if you have coronavirus (officially called COVID-19). This test is covered when your doctor or other health care provider orders the test. I spoke about tes…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com It’s April 1st and over One Million People have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 Virus Worldwide! On this week’s episode….. I provide a time-line of the events of the Pandemic as well as updates on COVID-19 testing and Important phone numbers should you have symptoms or questions about COVID-19. I also…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! We're smack in the middle of a Corona Virus Pandemic! The Medicare Nation I wanted to give you an episode that is full of USEFULL information. I know you've been hammered by the news, internet and newspapers about the Corona Virus. Let's start with a very important fact: Human coronaviruses were first identified in the mid-1960…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com It's still January...but February is right around the corner. Spring WILL come. I promise! Let me give you some good news! Medicare is now covering Acupuncture! As of January 21, 2020, The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), will cover acupuncture for "Chronic Low Back Pain." Let's look at t…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com It's 2020! Love the sound of that! Right now...... the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period is in full swing. If you are on a "Medicare Advantage Plan," you have the opportunity to make a ONE TIME change, between January 1st through March 31st. You can change from one Medicare Advantage Plan to an…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! CMS just announced the 2020 Medicare Part B Premium increase! CMS also announced 2020 Part A Deductible and co-pays, as well as the Part B annual deductible. Here's a look at what's changing in 2020: Medicare premiums, deductibles, and co-payment amounts are adjusted each year in accordance with the Soc Sec Act. SOCIAL SECURITY…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com It's October! That means it's Medicare Time! The Annual Enrollment Period is just around the corner. Did you receive your "Annual Notice of Changes (ANOC)" for your Medicare Advantage Plan or Prescription Drug Plan? If not....contact your plan and request the ANOC. Today......I want to talk with you ab…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com How Do I get treatment & prescriptions during a weather emergency? Hurricane Dorian is moving up the East Coast of the U.S., and MILLIONS of people have evacuated the coastlines, to seek safety. What happens if you get sick or you need to fill prescriptions while you’re away from home during a weather …
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com If you are turning 65 or still working on an employer group insurance plan, you may need assistance in finding the Medicare plan that fits YOUR unique needs. You may have a loved one in a nursing home or in an assisted living facility, who is not receiving proper care. Call me! You can hire me as a con…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com Help your PARENTS, Spouses and Friends "SUBSCRIBE" to Medicare Nation! With almost 100 episodes on Medicare and Medicare Resources available, your loved-one will be able to find answers to their Medicare questions! Use the "Purple" colored icon on an Apple phone or .... download Stitcher, Himalaya or P…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com Today, I'm discussing how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) SLAPPED Agewell New York LLC with a Civil Money Penalty of $39,200! CMS conducts audits to ensure Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans are following conditions of the current contract as well as Medicare rules & regulati…
 
Multi Target Stool DNA Test vs. Fecal Occult Blood Test Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com Have you subscribed to Medicare Nation? Don’t know how? If you have an Apple iPhone……. Click on the “Purple” icon…. With the white microphone. When the page opens….Click on SEARCH. Type in Medicare. Medicare Nation comes right up… WHY……BECAUSE….. …
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com I'm not an expert on Reverse Mortgages......in fact, I don't know much about them. I have heard about Reverse Mortgages on commercials, in newspapers and on FaceBook feeds. I never had the need to learn about Reverse Mortgages, so...... I never did......until...... a client asked me about them. When a …
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com On the Last episode.....I spoke to you about Medicare Supplement Plan "F" and High Deductible Plan F. Today....I'm going to talk about Medicare Supplement Plan "G" and Plan "N" Plan "G" allows you to "purchase" an insurance policy, where you pay a monthly premium to the carrier...... in return...... Me…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com More than 10,000 people a day are turning 65! While qualifying for Medicare Part A and Part B, Medicare Beneficiaries are VERY confused as to what type of plan to enroll in, to "supplement" Original Medicare. By zipcode, a Medicare Beneficiary may have over "100 Plans" to choose from to help supplement…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! www.TheMedicareNation.com It's almost Spring time! For many people, this has been a terrible winter. Many Medicare Nation listeners have been emailing me to find out if Medicare covers "Emergencies" while traveling across the U.S. or abroad. That's a great question! Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans Do cover "Emerg…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! htpps://www.TheMedicareNation.com Today, I'm going to speak with you about the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period. CMS...Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a new regulation that began January 1, 2019. Under 42 CFR 422.62(a)(3)....CMS published the following: During the MA OEP, MA plan enrolles may enroll…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! You are getting ready for Thanksgiving and you haven't even looked at Prescription Drug Plans for 2019. Don't panic! I have your back :) There are Prescription Drug Plan changes for 2019. Listen to this episode to learn about the NEW changes and make a confident decision to enroll in the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan that fit…
 
The FDA recently approved a new form of the opioid drug sufentanil, an opioid that has been around for a while in IV (intravenous) form. However, won't this just add to the already hard-to-fight opioid crisis?? Public Citizen, a nonprofit based out of Maryland, weighed in on this and we're talking about their position. Show note links: To review th…
 
This is a continued share/discussion on the new, independent report released last month from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) where they pointed out four adverse drug reactions that stood out from all others in the 2017 FDA data of adverse drug reactions reports received by the FDA. From severe muscle damage to a deadly viral infe…
 
In a new, independent report released last month from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, four adverse drug reactions stand out from all others. From severe muscle damage to a deadly viral infection of the brain, their annual report covers it all and we're talking about it. (This is part 1 of a two-part episode. Tune in next week for part …
 
Hey Medicare Nation! It's October! Lots of changes going on in the Medicare landscape. Social Security recently announced the 2019 COLA, and for those of you on Social Security and Social Security Disability, you will be receiving a 2.8% raise in your monthly check. Social Security raise goes into effect January 1, 2019. Social Securtiy Disbility g…
 
Have you ever heard of biohacking? Show note links: Today’s show was inspired by this article by Stephanie Marsh from The Guardian. Check it out: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/sep/21/extreme-biohacking-tech-guru-who-spent-250000-trying-to-live-for-ever-serge-faguet ———- Email: talk@overprescribedpodcast.com Twitter: @_overprescribed Enjo…
 
Are U.S. kids in foster care being mis-medicated with psychiatric medications? Show note links: "Many foster kids were drugged without oversight: report" by Nicole Karlis "The U.S. has a long history of drugging distressed kids in its custody" by Erin Schumaker Children's Rights is a child welfare non-profit organization based out of New York and y…
 
We're resurrecting the topic of pharmacogenetics to gather a pharmacist's perspective on what it means and why it's relevant (and going to grow in relevance!) for patients in every part of America. If you listened to episode #3 "What is Pharmacogenetics?" then you will definitely want to tune in to this one. Show note links: Our guest today is Dr. …
 
It was announced this week that one lot (affecting about 46,000 bottles of pills) of Abbott Healthcare's hydrochlorothiazide tablets will be recalled due to a "mis-labeling" issue. That's fine, but what does this mean for U.S. consumers and are drug recalls common? Show note links: Read the FDA's announcement about this hydrochlorothiazide recall. …
 
Hey Medicare Nation! I have a special show for you today. The FDA has issued a "Voluntary Recall" on Westminster Pharmaceuticals of all lots of their Levothyroxine and Liothyronine (Thyroid Tablets). Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC, which has its Corporate HQ in Tampa, Florida, is voluntarily recalling all lots, within the expiration date, of Levo…
 
Is it possible for consumers to improve the experience of pharmacists while also improving the patient and pharmacist relationship ...or do pharmacists just complain too much? We countdown our top 10 most surprising pet peeves of retail pharmacists. -------------------- Show note links: Read pet peeves at Pharmacy Times and search for "pet peeves" …
 
In a major legislative move, the state of New York is doing something that only one other state (Washington) has decided to do, so far, about unused drugs - - and they're going to make drug manufacturers pay for it. Show note links: Do you want to know more about this new law? Read more on the specifics about NY's statewide Drug Take Back Act (Sena…
 
In Episode #11, we're talking about another QuarterWatch report (May 2018) from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, or ISMP. The report touches on the topic of antidepressant effectiveness, a big public health issue related to the popular anti-diarrheal medication Imodium A-D, and the crazy confusion and dispensing errors related to four p…
 
Gout, a type of arthritis, is not only incurable but affects an estimated 8 million people in America. There's a drug on the market right now called febuxostat (brand name: Uloric) that has been used to treat hyperuricemia in patients with gout, but one nonprofit is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to immediately remove it from the mark…
 
We're talking about several things that people should know about new FDA-approved medicines (also called novel medicines) that hit the market for the first time. We're also taking a quick look at 3 recent examples: two new skin cancer drugs for melanoma and 1 new drug that was recently approved to treat smallpox. Show note links: Drugs mentioned in…
 
Did you know that if you're misdiagnosed then there's a very real chance that you'll also receive the wrong medication? It's true and on episode #13, writer, author & patient advocate, Helene Epstein, shares her personal stories of family members who not only received the wrong medication but also experienced issues with being overmedicated. From h…
 
In Episode #12, we're taking a quick moment to speak directly to those who have been harmed by medications. We're also reminding people about World Benzodiazepine Day which happens on July 11. Show note links: We've shared these before (when we talked about benzodiazepines on Episode #6) but sharing again... World Benzodiazepine Day is July 11. Lea…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! Medicare Nation The topic of Medical Marijuana is BOOMING! I had to bring back Dr. Rachna Patel to update us on what's going on in the Medical Marijuana Community. Currently, there are 9 States, plus the District of Columbia (DC), that have "Legalized" the "Recreational" use of Marijuana. The 9 States are: 1. Alaska 2. Californ…
 
The U.S. population is growing but not nearly as fast as the rate at which prescriptions are being prescribed. Why is this happening and does it represent a statistic worthy of concern? Show note links: Research from The Commonwealth Fund titled "Paying for Prescription Drugs Around the World: Why is the U.S. an Outlier?" CDC annual number of new c…
 
On Episode #9, Psychiatric medication may work for some people but many people have had different experiences or aren't willing to take the chance, given some of the devastating and debilitating side effects that may occur from taking commonly prescribed pharmaceutical medications like Lyrica, Seroquel, Cymbalta, Vyvanse, Latuda, Invega and Pristiq…
 
In Episode #8 host, Mika Pollack, talks about clinicaltrials.gov; a website managed by the federal government that lists both completed and uncompleted clinical trials. The site is well intentioned and is meant to be very helpful for anyone to access, but is it really...and what's happening with the clinical trial results that should be reported on…
 
Hey Medicare Nation! Millions of people are diagnosed with "Foot Drop." Some people also call it......"Drop Foot." Help A Child or Adult Walk Again! Either way, Foot Drop is a serious matter! Foot Drop is a weakness or paralysis of the muscles involved in lifting the front part of the foot, necessary for walking. Foot Drop causes a person to drag t…
 
Dr. Christy Huff is a cardiologist who has her own personal story, as a patient, with a class of drugs called benzodiazepines that is both eye opening, shocking and candid. Listen to what she has to say and find out what she's doing to help millions in order to prevent further injury and devastation from these drugs that are being taken as prescrib…
 
The FDA keeps approving drugs that have been tested on groups of patients that are not really diverse and this is a problem. Listen in and find out why. Show note links: Drug Trials Snapshots page from the FDA's website where you can learn about what these snapshots are about, how to use them, snapshot limitations and sort the table of snapshots to…
 
Have you ever wondered what sort of side effects or adverse drug reactions are being reported to the FDA and how experts may interpret that data? Well, then this is the episode for you. Here we take a report that is probably more accessed by people who work in healthcare vs. the general public (even though it is a publicly accessible report) and di…
 
In Episode 2, we talk about drug labels and the 7 things we think every consumer should know, at a minimum, about their drug labels. Our goal? To inform you, while making you feel more comfortable and empowered to read every drug label you receive from this day forward. Show note links from overprescribedpodcast.com: "Drugs@FDA" - to access Medicat…
 
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