Drug Benefit News

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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 timely news and in-depth accounts of cost management strategies being employed by purchasers. Coverage includes news of performance-based pricing, the emerging biosimilars market, pricey drug launches, soaring specialty costs, insurer and PBM consolidation, generic inflation, exclusionary formularies, narrow pharmacy networks and 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, it is difficult to get a clear picture of new challenges and opportunities in the pharmaceutical business, and which new strategies are working. 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:

  • PBMs’ growing use of formulary exclusions as new therapies enter the market at mind-boggling prices and the “generic wave” reaches its final crest.
  • Evolving drug pricing models and the shift from volume to value-based purchasing.
  • Strategies to accelerate the adoption (and manage the expected flood) of biosimilars.
  • Innovation in pharmacy network contracting as narrow and preferred pharmacy networks take over the marketplace.
  • Effective strategies to manage specialty drugs through the pharmacy benefit.
  • Efforts to keep pharmacy benefits affordable while at the same time meeting mandates under the ACA.
  • The impact of ongoing insurer and PBM consolidation on PBMs and their plan sponsor clients.
  • The fallout from star ratings and changing enrollment cycles on Medicare Part D.
  • … and other business issues of great concern to plans, purchasers, PBMs and pharma companies.

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 by First Class 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, Lauren Flynn Kelly.

Stay current with rapid-fire changes in the industry. Subscribe to Drug Benefit News 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 pharma publications. She also is the managing editor of AIS’s 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

  • Health plan managers
  • Purchasers, employers, pharmacy benefit companies
  • Managers in the pharmaceutical industry

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