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October 21, 2016

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From Drug Benefit News - Stand-alone Medicare Prescription Drug Plans showed impressive gains in their overall star ratings, in part because of a strong quality push following poor performance and a drop in star ratings last year for PDPs, according to 2017 star quality ratings data released by CMS on Oct. 12. Overall, average PDP star ratings increased from 3.40 in 2016 to 3.55 for 2017. However, that’s still lower than the average 3.75 rating PDP plans earned in 2015. Read more

As the abuse and misuse of opioids became a national health problem,… Read more

Medicare Part D plans are leaning on the mainstay of direct mail… Read more

Although compounded drugs certainly are not new to health care, events over… Read more

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Biden Delivers Moonshot Report

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Walgreens, Prime Therapeutics Partner on Specialty and Mail-Order Business

Walgreens, Prime Therapeutics partner on specialty and mail-order business.

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Cigna Adds Three More Oncology Practices to Collaborative Care Program

Cigna adds three more oncology practices to Collaborative Care program.

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