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February 23, 2017

Today's Featured Story

Inflammatory Conditions, Diabetes Continue to Drive 2016 PMPY Spend
Reprinted from DRUG BENEFIT NEWS

Although prescription drug costs for both traditional and specialty medications continued to increase last year, Express Scripts Holding Co. said it limited the increase of per-person overall spending to 3.8% in 2016. According to its recently released 2016 Drug Trend Report, that’s down from the 5.2% increase in spending that the PBM’s clients experienced in 2015. The company claims that even though utilization rose for both traditional and specialty drugs among its commercial plan clients, those that “leveraged the new and different approaches we created to address the new and different challenges to affordable medicine” experienced the most savings..... Read Full Story

Mom's Meals Nourish Care

Today's AIS Health Datapoint

767,400 ... people are covered by Capital BlueCross in Pennsylvania; the plan has 6.45% market share in the state.

From THE AIS GUIDE TO BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD PLANS. (Not affiliated with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association or its member companies.)

 

People on the Move

Centene Corp. appointed former Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster to senior vice president, corporate services….CompuGroup Medical US, Inc. named Benedikt Brueckle CEO. The firm’s current CEO, Werner Rodorff, will continue to serve as chief technology officer. Brueckle previously was an international business consultant and auditor for the accounting firm KPMG in Germany and Luxembourg….AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. appointed Vincent J. Angotti CEO and a member of the company's board of directors. He most recently served as CEO of XenoPort, Inc. Angotti succeeds Howie Rosen, who will continue on the AcelRx board of directors.

 

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