Insurer expands pill-splitting pilot

May 22, 2006

UnitedHealth Pharmaceutical Solutions has expanded its Half-TabletProgram, in which beneficiaries volunteer to split pills to savemoney on co-pays for medications that can be divided. The drugsalso have similar pricing across dosages and are administered oncedaily.

Insurer expands pill-splitting pilot

UnitedHealth Pharmaceutical Solutions has expanded its Half-Tablet Program, in which beneficiaries volunteer to split pills to save money on co-pays for medications that can be divided. The drugs also have similar pricing across dosages and are administered once daily. More than 28,000 pill-splitters have been distributed to members, who can save up to $300 annually, according to the firm, which is a division of UnitedHealthcare.

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