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June 7, 2017

Headlines in the News

Too many cooks threaten GOP healthcare bill
The Hill, June 6, 2017

Aetna CEO's goal: Restore credibility between corporate America and public
Crain’s Detroit Business, June 6, 2017

Ill. Blue Cross Blue Shield faces rare state review
Modern Healthcare, June 5, 2017

Today's AIS Health Datapoint

28% ... of U.S. insurers participate on public exchanges in 2017, down from 31% in 2016. Of insurers that offer commercial risk plans, 65% participate on exchanges.


Quote of the Day

With immunotherapy product combinations that “well exceed $200,000 per year,” the payer perspective is “where does it end, or does it keep going, and how do I provide access” to members?

— Jeremy Schafer, Pharm.D., senior vice president of specialty solutions at Precision for Value, tells Specialty Pharmacy News about new oncology immunotherapies such as Yervoy and Keytruda.

Click here to read the Specialty Pharmacy News article in which this quote appeared — "Education, Data Are Needed on Combination Immunotherapies"


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