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Where seniors live makes a difference not only in how much health care they receive but also the medications they’re prescribed - as some miss out on key treatments while others get risky ones, new research shows.

Where seniors live makes a difference not only in how much health care they receive but also the medications they’re prescribed - as some miss out on key treatments while others get risky ones, new research shows.

Discount drug plans not really discount? Preferred-pharmacy plans that promise lower prices for people who agree to buy their prescription drugs from certain stores may be costing the U.S. Medicare program more money to support, pharmacists said according to Bloomberg. 

Discount drug plans not really discount? Preferred-pharmacy plans that promise lower prices for people who agree to buy their prescription drugs from certain stores may be costing the U.S. Medicare program more money to support, pharmacists said according to Bloomberg. 

Being in good shape during your 40s may help lower your risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia in your senior years. And the better shape you’re in, the lower this risk may be, a large new study suggests.

Being in good shape during your 40s may help lower your risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia in your senior years. And the better shape you’re in, the lower this risk may be, a large new study suggests.

The estimated $240,000 that a newly retired couple will need to cover health care expenses reflects the typical pattern of projected annual increases, according to an annual projectionby Fidelity Investments.

The estimated $240,000 that a newly retired couple will need to cover health care expenses reflects the typical pattern of projected annual increases, according to an annual projectionby Fidelity Investments.

Residential care facilities are largely populated by white women 85 and older, many with dementia, federal researchers found.
Fully 91% of the residents were non-Hispanic white and 70% were women, Christine Caffrey, PhD, and colleagues at the CDC in Atlanta and the Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy reported in the April issue of the NCHS Data Brief.

Residential care facilities are largely populated by white women 85 and older, many with dementia, federal researchers found.

Fully 91% of the residents were non-Hispanic white and 70% were women, Christine Caffrey, PhD, and colleagues at the CDC in Atlanta and the Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy reported in the April issue of the NCHS Data Brief.

Good news for institutional pharmacies. Federal regulators have reversed a controversial proposal that would have required facilities to hire consultant pharmacists to review residents’ medications.

Good news for institutional pharmacies. Federal regulators have reversed a controversial proposal that would have required facilities to hire consultant pharmacists to review residents’ medications.

The Assisted Living industry growth continues, with Brookdale Senior Living displacing Emeritus Senior Living as the largest assisted living operator in 2012.

The Assisted Living industry growth continues, with Brookdale Senior Living displacing Emeritus Senior Living as the largest assisted living operator in 2012.

Long-term care pharmacies represent a small but growing component of the pharmaceutical supply chain.Omnicare’s unsuccessful attempt to acquire PharMerica maintains their positions as the top two companies in the market, controlling nearly 60% market share.

Long-term care pharmacies represent a small but growing component of the pharmaceutical supply chain.Omnicare’s unsuccessful attempt to acquire PharMerica maintains their positions as the top two companies in the market, controlling nearly 60% market share.

CVS Caremark, looking to increase its presence in the senior market, agreed to purchase Health Net’s Medicare stand-alone Prescription Drug Plan business.

CVS Caremark, looking to increase its presence in the senior market, agreed to purchase Health Net’s Medicare stand-alone Prescription Drug Plan business.

Blood thinners and diabetes drugs cause most emergency hospital visits for drug reactions among people over 65 in the United States, a new study shows.

Blood thinners and diabetes drugs cause most emergency hospital visits for drug reactions among people over 65 in the United States, a new study shows.