Specialty Pharmacy News

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Publication Details

Subscriptions include print and electronic issues

  • Frequency: monthly (12 issues/year)
  • Pages: 12
  • Format: Print and PDF versions
  • ISSN: 1937-6685
  • Pub Code: NSPN-11WEB

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Specialty Pharmacy News

A monthly newsletter packed with 12 pages of business news and management strategies for containing costs and improving outcomes related to high-cost specialty products. Designed for health plans, specialty pharmacies, PBMs, pharma companies, providers and employers, the hard-hitting newsletter contains valuable insights into benefit design tactics, specialty markets for certain conditions, formulary decisions, merger and acquisition activity, payer-provider partnerships, patient adherence strategies, and new products.

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News and Strategies for Managing High-Cost Specialty Products

Specialty Pharmacy News is designed to help health plans, PBMs, providers and employers manage costs more aggressively and deliver specialty drugs more effectively. It covers topics like:

  • Management strategies for specialty drugs, including site-of-care optimization, clinical pathways, quantity limits and formulary placement, and their impact on health plan costs, patient adherence and outcomes.
  • Ways that health plans are managing specialty drugs across both the pharmacy and medical benefits — and making sure those approaches are aligned in terms of medication coverage and member share.
  • The latest therapies and management tactics for a range of specialty markets, including hepatitis C, inflammatory conditions, multiple sclerosis, various cancers, HIV/AIDS and orphan diseases such as Gaucher’s disease, cystic fibrosis and hereditary angioedema.
  • Merger and acquisition activity within the specialty pharmacy and home infusion markets, and the implications those deals have on various entities throughout the health chain.
  • The potential impact of biosimilars and coverage considerations of both biosimilars and their reference drugs.
  • Case studies of value-based initiatives in the specialty arena that increase efficiencies in cost and outcomes.
  • The role of personalized medicine — including targeted therapies such as Kalydeco, Lynparza and Yervoy — and ways to improve patient outcomes and control costs through genetic testing.

As a subscriber to Specialty Pharmacy News, you receive:

  • 12 monthly issues packed with news and strategies on this increasingly vital sector in health business, delivered First Class by U.S. Mail and electronically.
  • E-News Alerts whenever important news breaks.
  • 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 Managing Editor Angela Maas.

Get the help you need to meet the complicated challenges of reducing costs while improving outcomes with Specialty Pharmacy News, the most practical source of news and strategies available anywhere in this field. Order your 100% No-Risk Subscription today!

Written By

Specialty Pharmacy News is written by an editorial team with extensive experience in pharma/health care business publishing — led by Managing Editor Angela Maas, who has been with AIS since 2005, and has decades of experience editing, reporting and writing for trade and consumer publications.

Written For

  • Pharmacy and medical directors, and financial managers at health plans
  • Executives at specialty pharmacy and home infusion providers and PBMs
  • Reimbursement and marketing directors at pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers
  • Benefit consultants and brokers
  • Private-equity and venture-capital firms

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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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