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October 2014

Recent Stories of Interest

From Specialty Pharmacy News - Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey is hoping that its recent investment in COTA, Inc., a technology company focused on oncology management, will help it transform the delivery of health care. The deal, says the Blues plan, will help it to assist physicians in providing patient-centered care that’s focused on value and not volume. The firm shares its name with its product, a cloud-based data platform that offers real-time clinical outcomes and cost-analysis data for cancer care. Read more

Walgreen Co. allegedly is looking for an investor to purchase a majority… Read more

The ongoing feud between Highmark Inc. and the University of Pittsburgh Medical… Read more

When Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s Incivek (telaprevir) and Merck & Co., Inc.’s Victrelis… Read more

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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
Two IPF Therapies Get Approval

FDA approves two drugs for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: Boehringer Ingelheim’s Ofev and InterMune’s Esbriet,

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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