Drug Benefit News

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Publication Details

Subscriptions include print and electronic issues

  • Frequency: biweekly (24 issues/year)
  • Pages: 8
  • Format: Print and PDF versions
  • ISSN: 1530-3438

  • Pub Code: NDBN-11WEB

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Drug Benefit News

A hard-hitting newsletter for health plans, PBMs, pharma companies and employers. Published biweekly, it delivers both timely news stories and in-depth accounts of cost management strategies that are being employed by drug purchasers. Coverage includes up-to-the minute news of soaring specialty pharmacy costs, the patent cliff, PBM consolidation, new adherence strategies, exclusionary formularies, the role of pharmacy in exchanges, Part D compliance, narrow pharmacy networks and much more.

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News, Data and Business Strategies for Health Plans, Employers, PBMs and Pharma Companies

With so much at stake in the struggle to contain costs without compromising quality, you need a clear picture of new challenges and opportunities in the pharmaceutical business, and which proven strategies are working for your competitors. Drug Benefit News — a biweekly newsletter focused on the issues and events with the biggest impact on pharmacy benefit management — provides news and business analysis on big-dollar topics such as:

  • Evolving pharmacy network strategies, such as the increasing use of narrow and preferred pharmacy networks throughout the marketplace.
  • PBMs’ growing use of formulary exclusions as the “generic wave” reaches its final crest.
  • New plan designs to promote formulary compliance and the use of lower-cost therapeutic alternatives.
  • Efforts to keep pharmacy benefits affordable while still meeting HHS mandates under the Affordable Care Act.
  • The impact of mergers, acquisitions and consolidations on the PBM industry and their plan sponsor clients.
  • New strategies to manage the incoming wave of biosimilars.
  • The impact of Star Ratings and changing enrollment cycles on Medicare Part D.
  • … and much, much more

As a subscriber to Drug Benefit News, you receive:

  • 24 biweekly issues of timely news and insightful strategies for reducing costs and improving outcomes, delivered First Class by U.S. Mail and electronically,
  • E-News Alerts whenever important news breaks, and
  • Access to a subscriber-only Web page with:
    • Searchable archives of past articles,
    • Convenient library with PDFs of back issues,
    • Recent stories of interest and hot topic articles grouped for convenient reading, and
    • Regular postings from your editor.

Rely on Drug Benefit News for timely news, data and expert analysis on managing pharmacy benefits ... and stay current with rapid-fire changes in the industry. Subscribe today!

Written By

Drug Benefit News is written by an editorial team with extensive experience in pharma/health care business publishing. Editor Lauren Flynn Kelly, who served as editor of DBN from 2004 to 2005 and returned to AIS in 2011, has been covering health business issues for more than a decade. Managing Editor Angela Maas has an extensive background in editing, reporting and writing for both trade and consumer publications. Angela also is the managing editor of AIS’s Web and email news content, and the monthly newsletter Specialty Pharmacy News. Executive Editor Jill Brown is a veteran health care reporter who brings an intelligent perspective on the forces reshaping the health care industry.

Written For

  • Managers of HMOs, PPOs and other managed care companies
  • Purchasers, employers, pharmacy benefit companies
  • Managers in the pharmaceutical industry

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Electronic (PDF) versions of the newsletter are available, on the newsletter’s subscriber-only Web page, on the day of publication. Recipients should whitelist aisalert@aishealth.com to ensure delivery of the e-mail notification of new issues. Print newsletters are mailed 1st class through the U.S. Postal Service. You should receive your first issue within 5-7 business days of your order. A one-time $12 shipping and handling charge will be applied to your order.

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