Evan O'Connor

Author's details

Name: Evan O'Connor
Date registered: August 13, 2014
URL: http://www.needymeds.org

Latest posts

  1. Transgender Awareness Week — November 16, 2017
  2. ACA Open Enrollment — November 1, 2017
  3. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month & You — October 25, 2017
  4. What is a Clawback & How it’s Affecting Your Prescription Copays — October 18, 2017
  5. Affordable Care Act Trumped — October 13, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. Medication Costs on the Rise — 2 comments
  2. The Importance of Medication Adherence, and How to Ensure Compliance — 2 comments
  3. Introducing $4 Generic Discount Drug Programs — 2 comments
  4. National Men’s Health Week — 2 comments
  5. Introducing GAP: The Generic Assistance Program — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Expires

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Congress has allowed the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which insures 9 million children in the United States, to expire. The program provided coverage for children in families making under 200% Federal Poverty Level (FPL) as well as to pregnant women. CHIP played a huge part in decreasing the rate of uninsured children from 14% …

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Mental Illness Awareness Week

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For over 25 years, the first full week of October has been Mental Illness Awareness Week. One in five, or 20% of the population, live with some kind of mental health condition, with one in 25 living with a serious mental illness that substantially limits one’s life activities. Those living with mental illness fight stigma …

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Health Tips for Back-To-School

It is the time of year that children have returned to school where they will be exposed to lots of new experiences and ideas but also higher risk of exposure to viruses and other illnesses. Here are tips to ensure your children have a successful and healthy time in school. Vaccinations are the best course …

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Health Impacts from Natural Disasters

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The Southwest United States were recently hit with the devastating Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma recently swept through the Caribbean and Southeast. In the wake of such natural disasters, we can sometimes feel lost even as the risks persist around us. Flooding, destruction from wind, and damage to the healthcare system’s infrastructure can lead to …

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20 Years of NeedyMeds

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NeedyMeds is celebrating twenty years since starting as a website for those seeking assistance with the high-costs of prescription medications. In 1997, Richard Sagall, MD, and Libby Overly, MSW, MEd, both realized a need for a centralized resource for information on pharmaceutical Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs). Over our first ten years, we gained 501(3)(c) non-profit …

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