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Making Sense of Drug Options

We take the guesswork out of choosing medications.

Our Web site provides a range of information on clinical, cost and lifestyle considerations so your employees can better manage their health and health care dollars.

Members can:

  • Understand what drugs are available for conditions like asthma, allergies, high blood pressure and depression 
  • Manage their pharmacy benefit effectively by seeing tradeoffs between costs and other factors, including side effects, efficacy and dosage 
  • Improve interactions with their health care provider by equipping them with a customized list of questions 
  • See possible drug interactions with medications they are currently taking.

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We also provide them with a drug comparison guide and decision framework for key diseases that are often treated with drugs including:

  • Acid reflux disease (GERD) 
  • Acute otitis media (ear infection) 
  • Allergies 
  • Asthma 
  • Depression 
  • Diabetes 
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure) 
  • Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol) 
  • Migraines 
  • Osteoarthritis

UMR has a drug reference tool with information on more than 11,000 prescription drugs—including generics and a drug-interaction checker with drug-to-drug information.

Prescription Drugs
Comparing drugs side by side allows members to easily see things like side effects, role in treatment and actions of different drug classes used to treat their condition. Other information presented includes warnings, precautions, foods to avoid and advice on when to call a doctor. There is even a checklist of questions to ask a physician that are specifically focused on the condition and the drugs the consumer intends to discuss with them.   A robust drug-interaction checker allows members to list different medications they are currently taking and retrieve information on drug-to-drug, drug-food, drug-disease, drug-alcohol and drug-tobacco interactions.  Members learn what to expect after starting a new medication, including how to determine when to call a doctor for a different drug choice or adjusted dose. Additionally, there is a complete comparison of the price differences between brand and generic substitutes—in prescription and over-the-counter strengths where applicable. (The information is specific to our pharmacy benefits plan formulary.)


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