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September 12, 2014

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From Drug Benefit News - The so-called “generic wave” will reach its final crest in 2015 and begin to significantly taper off, while PBMs are becoming more aggressive with formulary exclusion lists that place certain brand manufacturers in an exclusive position to maximize rebate potential. But as the deadline approaches for clients of CVS Health (formerly CVS Caremark Corp.) and Express Scripts Holding Co. to opt in to the new standard formularies or lose out on rebate revenue, several industry observers say the approach raises big questions for plan sponsors. Read more

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

As health plans and PBMs continue to grapple with rising drug expenditures… Read more

When Capital BlueCross earlier this year was hit with intermediate sanctions from… Read more

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September 18, 2014
CMS Releases 2015 MA and PDP Landscape Files

CMS releases 2015 MA and PDP landscape files. http://tinyurl.com/p6uwgpz

September 18, 2014
Experts Question Non-Preferred Generic Tiers

Why are many first-line treatments ending up on non-preferred generic tiers? http://tinyurl.com/o99o6wz

September 17, 2014
New CVS Health Data Show Downward Sovaldi Trend

Recent CVS Health data show downward trend in Sovaldi use, suggest patients are gearing up for new hepatitis C launches. http://tinyurl.com/oqc6fjk

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