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March 20, 2015

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From Drug Benefit News - Amid rising drug costs due to a multitude of factors (see story, p. 3), payers this month were given something to cheer about as the first U.S. biosimilar completed the accelerated approval pathway authorized by the Affordable Care Act. But the March 6 approval of Zarxio (filgrastim-sndz) — a copycat version of Amgen Inc.’s Neupogen (filgrastim) for the treatment of infection in certain cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy — was marked by several unknowns, starting with when it will actually hit the market and at what cost. Read more

Building on an ongoing effort to improve medication use in certain patient… Read more

After pulling back last year on a controversial proposal that would have… Read more

As the first generic version of AstraZeneca’s popular proton pump inhibitor Nexium… Read more

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March 20, 2015
Judge Clears Way for First Biosimilar Launch

Judge declines to grant Amgen’s request for injunction to prevent Sandoz biosimilar Zarxio from launching; reference drug is Amgen’s Neupogen

March 19, 2015
Senators Propose Medication Management Program for Seniors

Proposed legislation would expand seniors’ access to MTM services.

March 10, 2015
Express Scripts: Drug Prices Rose 13% in 2014

Hepatitis C and compounded medicine drove a 13.1% rise in overall drug expenditures in 2014, says Express Scripts.

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