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September 26, 2014

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From Drug Benefit News - Thanks to consolidation of Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) by some of the biggest Part D sponsors, a substantial number of beneficiaries are expected to transition to lower-cost plans, reducing average premiums by about 2%, estimates Avalere Health LLC. And despite significant premium variation among the top 10 PDPs by enrollment, five of the top 10 will offer average premiums below $30, observes Avalere of new data posted by CMS on Medicare plan offerings and premiums for 2015. Read more

As payers work through strategies to control rising generic drug prices, the… Read more

The so-called “generic wave” will reach its final crest in 2015 and… Read more

Narrow pharmacy networks are becoming more commonplace throughout the market, as plan… Read more

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September 29, 2014
Caremark Reaches $6M Deal with Feds

Caremark will pay the U.S. $6M for allegedly failing to reimburse Medicaid for privately covered scripts. http://tinyurl.com/mc57k9f

September 29, 2014
Caremark Reaches $6M Deal with Feds

Caremark will pay the U.S. $6M for allegedly failing to reimburse Medicaid for privately covered scripts. http://tinyurl.com/mc57k9f

September 25, 2014
Survey Says Mail-Order Satisfaction Rose in 2014

J.D. Power pharmacy survey suggests satisfaction gap between mail-order and ‘brick-and-mortar’ pharmacies is stable. http://tinyurl.com/kp5abkv

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