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October 11, 2017
Headlines in the News
 
Associated Press, Oct. 10, 2017
 
Quest Diagnostics

Today's AIS Health Datapoint
 
39% ... of formularies do not cover Pennsaid, making it the least likely acute pain drug to be covered by all payers and PBMs. The brand name acute pain drug most likely to be covered on the preferred tier is Voltaren, which has that status on 27% of formularies.
 
SOURCE: MMIT Analytics, as of Sept. 26, 2017

Quote of the Day
 
“You could imagine a world of Medicare for all having public option/private option components and a premium support model that might encourage people to go into the private plans if they cost less than the public option.”
 
— Bob Atlas, president of the EBG Advisors unit of health care law firm Epstein Becker & Green, tells AIS Health about a potentially more palatable version of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All proposal.
 
 
 

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