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July 25, 2014

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From Drug Benefit News - The practice of 340B covered entities engaging in contract pharmacy arrangements has come under increasing scrutiny since a February study report from the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) uncovered certain inconsistencies in the federal drug pricing program. Two new reports call attention to program integrity issues caused by the rapid expansion of 340B pharmacy networks, which may lead to duplicate discounts being paid to 340B entities and commercial and/or Medicaid plans. Read more

Nearly two years after Novartis lost its patents on the popular hypertension… Read more

Express Scripts Holding Co. this month began what some say is the… Read more

While PBMs have been giving significant attention to the rising cost of… Read more

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July 31, 2014
Envision Unveils Plans to Acquire MedTrak Services

Envision Pharmaceutical Services unveils plans to acquire Kansas-based PBM MedTrak Services. http://tinyurl.com/laq47hl

July 30, 2014
ESRX posts 2Q ’14 Earnings, Expects Claims to Be Slightly Down in ’15

Express Scripts posts second-quarter ’14 earnings, expects claims to be slightly down in ’15. http://tinyurl.com/lk2calk

July 24, 2014
FDA Accepts Sandoz’s Biosimilar Filgrastim Application

Sandoz says FDA has accepted its application for biosimilar filgrastim; company is first to file a biologic application under the biosimilar pathway http://tinyurl.com/osb9bxn

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