Safe Holiday Series Part I: Alcohol Consumption and Your Medications
For many, holiday celebrations often involve consumption of alcohol – from wine with Thanksgiving turkey to cocktails or other libations at the office Christmas party. While responsible consumption of alcohol among adults is not necessarily a danger, many may be unaware of how those drinks will interact with their medications. This is particularly true for older adults who are more likely to be on a variety of regular medications.
Medicare Prescription Drug Premium Cost Changes Ahead for 2015
If you’re one of the millions of Medicare beneficiaries in the US, you could be looking at rising prescription drug premium costs starting in January of 2015.
According to an article in last month’s AARP Bulletin, six of the 10 largest Part D drug plans will have premium increases ranging from 11 to 52 percent. Three other plans will drop premiums by 13 to 31 percent.
Affected Medicare beneficiaries are not without options. The article goes on to say: