Drug Management and Safety

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

Medication Therapy Management

Drug Utilization Management

Other Information to Keep You Safe

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

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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.

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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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Last Updated: 2/17/2016
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