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March 6, 2017

Today's Featured Story

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, Orphans, Gene Therapy Could Get FDA OK
Reprinted from SPECIALTY PHARMACY NEWS

Although the FDA approved fewer novel new therapies last year than it did in 2015, the specialty drug pipeline remains strong. This new year should see approvals of products in areas that already have multiple competitors, such as anti-inflammatory conditions and multiple sclerosis, as well as treatments for conditions sorely in need of ones, such as tardive dyskinesia (TD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).... 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

Phil Blando was hired as senior director of corporate communications for Express Scripts, the nation’s largest PBM. He most recently was a volunteer on President Trump’s transition team, and served as lead media spokesman on Tom Price’s confirmation as HHS secretary….Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota said Tom Vanderheyden was named president of diversified business. He most recently was CEO of Harken Health Insurance Co., an independently operated affiliate of UnitedHealth Group….Richard Besser, M.D., was named president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a charitable foundation devoted to health and health care. He is a former acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

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