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What exactly is a Prescription Drug Formulary?

What exactly is a Prescription Drug Formulary?

You may have seen or heard the word “formulary” in association with your prescription drug plan and wondered what it means. To many, the word sounds like something you might find in a math textbook, but in the world of Prescription Drugs, the word formulary represents a list of prescription drugs, both generic and brand name, which offer the greatest overall value to Plan participants. A formulary is a key part of any prescription drug plan. It is important to…

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How to manage arthritis

How to manage arthritis

Arthritis is a disease that affects  one in  four Americans, more than 50 million people and is the No. 1 cause of disability in the country. As the population ages that number is expected to grow to 67 million by 2030. Arthritis describes more than 100 conditions that affect the joints or tissues around the joint. The most common form of arthritis in the U.S. is osteoarthritis, which causes pain, swelling and reduced motion in your joints. Osteoarthritis can occur…

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Safe Lifting in the Workplace

Safe Lifting in the Workplace

Despite a litany of possible safety issues, the leading cause of workplace injury is unsafe lifting and such injuries can be particularly troubling because it can be difficult to treat. As a matter of fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that more than 36 percent of injuries involving missed workdays were the result of shoulder and back injuries.   Lifting something improperly can cause a back to spasm, which is extremely painful. In some cases, however, there is little that…

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