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CVS Health Encourages Americans to Remove Expired, Unwanted or Unused Medications From Their Homes on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 27

Company supports nearly 2,000 community and CVS Pharmacy locations that provide convenient disposal options for medicine cabinet cleanout all year long
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WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ - As part of its commitment to helping build healthier communities, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) is reminding Americans to clean out their medicine cabinets and safely dispose of unused medication on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, this Saturday, April 27.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Launches Universal Patient Language (UPL), an Open-Source Resource for Improving Patient Communications

The UPL seeks to improve how complex topics are communicated to patients; Company launches UPL.org to make principles and tools widely available to others
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PRINCETON, N.J., June 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) today announced its commitment to moving toward a new way of communicating with patients and caregivers: the Universal Patient Language (UPL). The UPL addresses widely voiced concerns among consumers and health care advocates that communications about medicines are not designed for an optimal patient experience.

Four Trends Redefining the Healthcare Supply Chain

It's time to act on untapped opportunities in the healthcare industry
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By 2020, China is projected to spend $1 trillion on healthcare, driven by a growing middle class and aging population. This is just one of a long list of stats that illustrates the significant shifts that are happening in the healthcare industry today.

Global trends such as rising consumerism, increased healthcare consumption, increasing costs of care, greater regulatory complexity and a diminishing blockbuster pipeline also all spell change, challenge and opportunity in the industry.

Combined Behavioral Support and Medication Offers Smokers Best Chance of Quitting

Researchers demonstrate that smoking cessation clinical trial results translate effectively into the “real world,” reports Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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Rochester, MN, October 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Numerous randomized clinical trials have shown the effectiveness of the two major forms of smoking cessation treatment – behavioral support and medication - in helping smokers quit. Researchers have now demonstrated that this approach can successfully translate to the “real world” and that a combination of the two treatments offers almost a threefold chance of success over attempts to quit without using a cessation aid. Their findings are published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Forget Your Meds? – There’s an App (or Vending Machine) for That!

UPS blog by Justin Bates
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What if I told you that one of the most prevalent reasons for an unsuccessful course of drug therapy isn’t due to what’s in the pill bottle, but what’s on the pill bottle? It’s an unopened lid. As a nation we have an epidemic of ‘not taking what we were prescribed in the prescribed dosage.’ And like any epidemic, it has serious consequences.

Common Gene Variants Explain 42% of Antidepressant Response

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry
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PHILADELPHIA, Pa., March 28, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Antidepressants are commonly prescribed for the treatment of depression, but many individuals do not experience symptom relief from treatment. The National Institute of Mental Health’s STAR*D study, the largest and longest study ever conducted to evaluate depression treatment, found that only approximately one-third of patients responded within their initial medication trial and approximately one-third of patients did not have an adequate clinical response after being treated with several different medications.

ADHD Symptoms Persist For Most Young Children Despite Treatment

Reports new study in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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WASHINGTON D.C., March 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ – A study published in the March 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that 9 out of 10 young children with moderate to severe attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continue to experience serious to severe symptoms and impairment long after their original diagnoses, and in many cases, despite treatment.

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