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October 24, 2014

Recent Stories of Interest

From Drug Benefit News - Several PBMs this year launched programs to control a sudden and alarming rise in spending on compounded medications, and health plans and employers are already seeing dramatic results. But after relying on tactics such as prior authorization and the exclusion of “compound kits” and certain bulk ingredients found in these specialized medications to bring down costs, payers are turning to their pharmacy networks and taking a critical look at the participation of compounding pharmacies, suggested several industry experts at a recent AIS webinar. Read more

A new limited pharmacy network that was launched by two major Las… Read more

Thanks to consolidation of Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) by some of… Read more

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

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October 21, 2014
Senator May Hold Hearing on Hep C Drug Prices, Effect on VA

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) may hold hearing on how costs for new hep C drugs are impacting the VA; department spokesperson says more than 5,300 veterans have been treated with Sovaldi.

October 20, 2014
CVS/caremark May Charge Extra for Using Tobacco-Selling Pharmacies

CVS/caremark may soon be charging consumers extra for using tobacco-selling pharmacies, says Pharmalot.

October 15, 2014
BCBSIL Launches Medical Home Program for Crohn's

BCBSIL launches specialty intensive medical home program for Crohn’s disease.

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