Medicare Monday: Research Finds Access to Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Improved Health Outcomes, Significantly Reducing Depressive Symptoms Among Seniors

(By – Andrew Powaleny, catalyst.phrma.org)

Depression in the U.S. affects more than 6.5 million Americans age 65 and older. The Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit provides seniors and people living with disabilities access to affordable prescription drug coverage, including treatments for depression and related conditions.

Recent research published in the Journal of Health Economics looked at how the introduction of Part D coverage increased utilization and adherence of medications to treat mental health conditions among seniors. Read more…

 

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