The drug war has created a toxic mix of health care systems that are understaffed and uncoordinated.
As a result, millions of Americans can’t access health care.
A new report from Avita Health Systems, a pharmacy and health care provider in Pennsylvania, recommends that patients with chronic health conditions such as asthma and hypertension get the medications they need, even if it’s just a few prescriptions.
Avita, which is the nation’s largest pharmacy network, has been tracking prescription use for a year, and the findings show the problem is worse than anyone thought.
In Pennsylvania, Avita’s report found that nearly one in five people who got prescription medication did not receive it within two weeks, even after a comprehensive checkup.
That’s more than 1.5 million people.
Avitas CEO Matthew Epperson told me that Avita found that a significant number of people who use prescription medications were not getting them because of a lack of medication.
That means Avitas customers are putting themselves at greater risk, Eppson said.
He said that Avitas wants to encourage customers to get their medications at home.
“If they don’t have the medication they need or they have it at a drugstore, we want them to call us at 717-444-8200,” Eppness said.
Avita is part of a growing number of providers that are seeing a problem with prescription drug misuse.
The number of Americans who have a prescription for a drug that Avitas clients can’t afford has increased by more than 400 percent since 1999, the report found.
Since 2007, Avitas has seen an average of more than 700,000 prescriptions dispensed to patients who were not in need.
Many of these patients don’t qualify for coverage for the drug because they are in high-risk groups like those with diabetes and cancer.
Eppess says the number of Avitas patients getting prescriptions at the pharmacy has risen even as prescription drug costs have declined, and Avitas believes the problem will only get worse.
“We are seeing patients who are sicker, who have lower quality of life,” he said.
Eppness estimates that if Avita was allowed to provide the medications to the people who were getting them, it would save the company about $2 million a year in revenue.
The report also notes that Avias customers are not getting the drugs they need because of the shortage of doctors willing to prescribe them.
In the past few years, Aviases prescriptions have dropped more than 90 percent.
Avita Health plans to launch a program in 2019 that will help people who need prescriptions, but Eppnesses estimates it will take years for Avita to expand its pharmacy network nationwide.
Even if Avitas’ pharmacy network were fully staffed, the company says it would have to hire more staff and cut back on its supply chain.
The Avita report found nearly 1 in 5 Avita customers did not get their prescription medication within two days of receiving it.
This is a huge problem because Avita is only able to provide medications to about 4,000 of its nearly 2 million customers, Epps said.
“We need to expand the pharmacy network to include more of our community members.”
The Avita study also found that the majority of Avita pharmacy patients do not have health insurance.
The company said it is currently working to expand coverage for AviAs customers and plans to open up a network of health centers in the coming years.
AviAstra said that while Avita does not expect to meet its goals for health care delivery within the next three years, it is committed to improving its supply chains.
One of Aviase’s key initiatives is to open more pharmacy locations in the U.S. and around the world.
The service provider said that its pharmacies will be located in communities that have access to clean drinking water and that it will be working with local governments to improve the safety of the facilities.
Avias mission is to provide access to care for people who are at risk of serious health problems.