Drug Management and Safety

Independent Health can help you stay safe and healthy and manage your prescriptions through: 

Medication Therapy Management

Drug Utilization Management

Independent Health’s Drug Utilization Management program improves safe access to medications while addressing specific patient safety concerns. When you fill a prescription, our system identifies drug related problems and notifies the pharmacist before they dispense the medicine. Some potential problems we screen for are:

  • Interactions between drugs – even prescriptions filled at separate pharmacies
  • Duplications of medications – when a patient is receiving two or more very similar drugs, one may have been prescribed by a specialist unaware that the primary care doctor was already prescribing the other
  • Dosage outside of the norm
  • Drugs that should be avoided during pregnancy
  • Drugs that may not be appropriate based on age or gender
Independent Health also monitors prescription profiles after they've been dispensed and will notify affected patients and physicians when:
  • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) releases new safety concerns about a particular drug
  • Drug recalls occur
  • Over or under use of a medication is identified
  • Drug abuse or misuse is identified as a concern

Other Information to Keep You Safe

Taking the right medication is important to your health and well-being. Independent Health offers important information for you to discuss with your doctor:

High Risk Medications for the Elderly
Certain medications should be avoided or used with caution in the senior population. Be sure to speak with your doctor if you or a loved one are taking any of these medications.

Disclaimers
Independent Health is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract offering HMO, HMO-SNP, HMO-POS and PPO plans. Enrollment in Independent Health depends on contract renewal.
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Questions? Call Us.

(716) 250-4401 or 1-800-665-1502 (TTY: 1-800-432-1110)

Hours:
October 1 – February 14: Monday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

February 15 – September 30: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.