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August 31, 2017

Today's Featured Story    

Second Biosimilar Remicade Launches, Priced at 35% of WAC

Although biosimilars have been hailed as a cost-lowering tool for expensive biologics, so far they haven’t quite achieved their full potential. But a second biosimilar to Johnson & Johnson’s Remicade (infliximab) that launched in late July may be the first true test — and so far, it looks promising.... Read Full Story

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Today's AIS Health Datapoint

36 ... is the number of states in which a Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan is ranked first in enrollment. In seven additional states, the top Blues plan is ranked second.

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

Wellthie hired D. Orlando Keise to serve as its chief technology officer. Most recently, Keise was responsible for marketing technology at LearnVest and Northwestern Mutual….PhRMA named Juliet Johnson a deputy vice president in the public affairs department. She joins PhRMA from CMS, where she served as the director of the Office of Communications under former CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt….MVP Health Care promoted Judith Feld, M.D., to vice president of behavioral health. She is a psychiatrist with more than 30 years of experience in both clinical and physician executive roles. Most recently, she served as medical director, behavioral health/health care delivery innovation.


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