Northern Maine Medical to add meds-to-beds program

Northern Maine (Fort Kent) Medical Center is adding a program to give patients their prescriptions before being discharged, WAGM, a local CBS affiliate, reported. 

The meds-to-beds program eliminates the need for patients to go to a pharmacy to pick up their prescription and the possibility that the pharmacy is closed. 

Under the program, patients are also provided a financial counselor if they have any trouble affording their prescriptions. Pharmacists can help patients switch to a more affordable medication or figure out how to get discounts. 

The program should be up and running by early February, WAGM reported. 

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