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December 19, 2014

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From Drug Benefit News - In a new proposed rule on benefit and payment parameters for exchange plans in 2016, HHS suggests several key changes to essential drug benefits that industry observers say more accurately reflect market-based practices. The biggest and perhaps most welcome change is a proposed reliance on pharmacy and therapeutics (P&T) committees to develop formularies, which many managed care plans already use for their other lines of business. Read more

As health plans and PBMs explore ways to rein in spending on… Read more

As payers anticipate the final wave of patent expirations and generic launches… Read more

As plan sponsors consider whether to accept the growing number of formulary… Read more

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December 18, 2014
New CVS Data Compare Harvoni, Sovaldi Use

New CVS data show Harvoni uptake rate was 2.5 times that of Sovaldi after launch. http://tinyurl.com/qzynqfp

December 16, 2014
CVS Posts 2015 Guidance

At analyst day, CVS Health posted its 2015 guidance, highlighting a successful PBM selling season.

December 10, 2014
FDA Approves Gardasil 9 Vaccine

FDA approves Merck’s Gardasil 9, a vaccine that potentially can prevent about 90% of cervical, vulvar, vaginal and anal cancers. http://tinyurl.com/owf9v9e

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