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 industry consolidation, strategies for participation in exchanges, generic promotion tactics, formulary decisions, innovative benefit designs, drug pricing methodologies, PBM contracting, changes in Part D and other federal initiatives, 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 pharmaceutical business, you need a clear picture of the challenges and opportunities ahead. Rely on Drug Benefit News — a biweekly newsletter focused exclusively on the business of pharmacy benefit management — to provide details of the most notable, effective strategies for managing:

  • The impact of mergers, acquisitions and consolidations on the PBM industry and their plan sponsor clients
  • Pharmacy benefit designs in health insurance exchanges
  • Evolving pharmacy network strategies, such as the increasing use of narrow pharmacy networks and direct-to-employer strategies being offered by retailers
  • New programs aimed at improving medication adherence and boosting Medicare Part D star quality ratings
  • Plan designs to promote formulary compliance and the use of lower-cost therapeutic alternatives
  • … and much, much more

With in-depth accounts of cost management strategies, Drug Benefit News takes in-the-field approaches and presents them alongside guidance from experts across the nation in key areas, such as:

  • Market shifts and cost implications in different therapeutic areas
  • Coverage and formulary impact of patent expirations
  • New launches of therapies for chronic diseases, including biosimilars
  • The impact of pay-for-delay deals and copay coupons on generic drug utilization

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 and data on the business of pharmaceuticals ... and get practical cost management strategies from experts throughout 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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