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November 20, 2015

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From Drug Benefit News - In the latest move against “captive pharmacies” that primarily dispense drugs made by a single manufacturer, Express Scripts Holding Co. on Nov. 10 terminated Linden Care pharmacy from its network. Since multiple allegations arose last month about the business practices of another pharmacy — Philidor Rx Services LLC, which had a previously undisclosed financial relationship with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. — Express Scripts and several other PBMs say they have been re-evaluating multiple pharmacies that engage in similar relationships with drugmakers. Read more

When linking pay to performance, much of the discussion in the pharmacy… Read more

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) on Oct. 28 unveiled plans to purchase… Read more

A new FDA warning is placing added pressure on health plans and… Read more

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November 23, 2015
Repatha Will Be Only PCSK9 Inhibitor Offered by CVS/caremark

Amgen scored an exclusive spot on CVS/caremark's commercial formularies for PCSK9 inhibitor Repatha.

November 17, 2015
AMA Lobbies to End DTC Drug Advertising

Citing increased patient demand for pricey drug treatments, the American Medical Association is calling for a ban on direct-to-consumer advertising.

November 16, 2015
CVS: Auto-Refills Don't Result in Oversupply

A CVS study suggests auto-refills improved medication adherence without leading to an oversupply of maintenance meds.

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