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May 30, 2017

Today's Featured Story    

Is Grassley Concern Over DAW Penalty Much Ado About Nothing?
Reprinted from DRUG BENEFIT NEWS

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has become the latest health care/pharmaceutical stakeholder to draw congressional scrutiny. But it’s unclear at this point whether that attention is, in fact, warranted. Last month, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter to the insurer’s president and CEO, Chet Burrell, questioning the company’s use of so-called “brand penalties.” Imposed on members when they fill prescriptions for a brand drug when a generic is available, the penalty requires members to pay the difference between the cost of the brand and the generic rather than the copayment or coinsurance for the brand.... Read Full Story

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Today's AIS Health Datapoint

49,136,085 ... is the total medical enrollment for UnitedHealthcare, the largest insurer in the U.S. The company gained more than 1.6 members since last year and edged out Anthem, Inc. by almost 14 million lives.

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People on the Move

IFM Therapeutics named H. Martin Seidel executive vice president of research and development. He joins IFM from Novartis, where he was most recently the global head of strategic alliances for the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research….Senscio Systems, Inc. appointed Gary M. Janko chief operating officer (COO). He joins Senscio after 10 years as COO at a national chronic pain management network….Carenet Healthcare Services said Kathy Lozano joined its senior management team as vice president of clinical services. She spent the last 11 years at West Corp., most recently as vice president of operations.

 

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