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June 26, 2015

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From Drug Benefit News - An FDA advisory committee this month gave its early blessing on two potentially game-changing agents in a new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs known as PCSK9 inhibitors. Even though the first of the drugs is not likely to be approved until late July, Express Scripts Holding Co. has already begun articulating its strategy to address the injectable agents, which are expected to come to market at a premium price. And other PBMs are likely to follow suit with negotiation strategies that industry observers say will mirror the entry of two high-cost hepatitis C agents in late 2014. Read more

As sponsors of qualified health plans (QHPs) fine-tune their product offerings for… Read more

At its 2015 Outcomes Symposium held last month for clients in Buena… Read more

Three years after SXC Health Solutions Corp. purchased Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc.… Read more

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June 25, 2015
Rite Aid Closes on EnvisionRx Deal

Rite Aid finalized its acquisition of pharmacy benefit manager EnvisionRx. http://tinyurl.com/pcwba22

June 19, 2015
Generic Copaxone Finally Launches

Court of Appeals invalidates Copaxone patent; Teva launches generic Glatopa at reported 15% discount http://tinyurl.com/o7j6l89

June 4, 2015
Catamaran Faces Suit Over United Deal

A class-action suit accuses Catamaran of misleading shareholders regarding a proposed UnitedHealth transaction. http://tinyurl.com/nz22jzc

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