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Pharmacists offer overdose-reversing drug, but say demand muted

Some customers thank Ed Schreiner for making naloxone available at his pharmacy. The bin with brochures about the drug, which can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is often empty. But since last year, only about a dozen people have asked Schreiner to prescribe the drug. Other pharmacists said they’ve been similarly surprised by the low demand, given the state’s ongoing opioid crisis. Continue Reading →

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For some new Medicaid clients, delays getting care, prescriptions

This is a photo of Margaret Hagins, who qualifies for Medicaid under Obamacare but could not use her coverage for close to six weeks.

People who are deemed eligible for Medicaid get a letter to use as proof of coverage until their insurance ID cards arrive, but some have found that pharmacies and doctors won’t accept it, leaving them unable to get care or medication. Continue Reading →

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