“Are You the Only One Taking Your Medicine,” Asks the Alliance for Balanced Pain Management

| September 3, 2015

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“Are You the Only One Taking Your Medicine?“ is a free checklist that consumers and health care providers can use to assess whether a home is at risk for medication misuse, abuse or diversion. Produced by the Alliance for Balanced Pain Management (AfBPM), this tool also includes tips for how you can monitor, safeguard and properly dispose of prescription medicines, including pain medicines, to minimize the risk of inappropriate use.

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Union Center Pharmacy is a contract mail service pharmacy here to serve you and your employees. We are a managed care solution that integrates into both traditional pharmacy benefits as well as accountable care organizations. Our services work to reduce per member per month costs by increasing formulary compliance and patient adherence while simultaneously providing clinical pharmacy interventions to improve population health. We partner with many groups in the Western and Northwestern United States to provide superior customer service and convenience to our patients. It is estimated that up to 50% of people taking a chronic medication stop taking it in the first year. This leads to significant avoidable increases in spending due to urgent care and emergency room visits in addition to eventual primary care services to address downstream consequences.

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