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BestRx and DrFirst Partner to Improve Medication Adherence by Reducing First-Fill Prescription Abandonment up to 20%

July 3, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md. – BestRx, a pharmacy management software provider for retail pharmacies, has announced a new partnership with DrFirst, a leading provider of e-prescribing, patient medication management, and price transparency solutions, to improve medication adherence among patients. Today, as many as 25% of new prescriptions are abandoned at pharmacies, placing a significant and preventable burden on the healthcare industry as a whole.

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PDX Inc. and DrFirst Collaborate to Reduce Rampant Prescription Abandonment

May 8, 2019

​​​​​​​​​​By best estimates, patients who don’t adhere to their prescribed medication plans cost the U.S. health care system between $100 billion and $300 billion annually in likely avoidable healthcare services. These shocking numbers include the impact of the 20‐30 percent of prescriptions that patients abandon at pharmacies.

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DrFirst Offers New Solution that Can Increase First Fill Rates by 11%

February 28, 2019

Pharma’s adherence problem often starts before a patient even fills the prescription for the first time. This “first fill” problem has been examined by many over the years including by Harvard Medical School in 2010 when they found 24% of first-time patient prescriptions were never filled by analyzing e-prescription data for over 75,000 patients.

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Survey: Nearly Half of Consumers Have Abandoned a Prescription at the Pharmacy Because it Was Too Expensive

October 30, 2018

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Nearly half of consumers have abandoned a medication prescribed by their physician because it was too expensive, according to a survey released today by DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of e-prescribing and patient medication management solutions. At a time when the federal government is pushing a variety of measures to make prescription drug prices more transparent to consumers, the nationwide survey revealed that fully 73 percent of consumers would change pharmacies if they knew that doing so would save them money on a prescription.

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