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September 2016

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From Specialty Pharmacy News - On Jan. 1, Express Scripts Holding Co. will launch a new program as part of its SafeGuardRx initiative that it hopes will rein in costs and improve care in the specialty drug category that consistently ranks No. 1 in spend. The Inflammatory Conditions Care Value Program will use indication-specific formulary management and provide refunds to plans if their members discontinue a medication early. In 2015, for the seventh year in a row, the class of inflammatory conditions was No. Read more

Last month two industry stakeholders unveiled a novel industry model that could… Read more

Not quite four years after making a big push into the specialty… Read more

At the beginning of this month, the two biggest PBMs unveiled their… Read more

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August 29, 2016
Walgreens, Prime Therapeutics Partner on Specialty and Mail-Order Business

Walgreens, Prime Therapeutics partner on specialty and mail-order business. http://tinyurl.com/z49lh6w

August 26, 2016
Cigna Adds Three More Oncology Practices to Collaborative Care Program

Cigna adds three more oncology practices to Collaborative Care program. http://tinyurl.com/zp76f3y

July 11, 2016
FDA Approves First Monthly Injection for PCSK9

Amgen’s PCSK9 inhibitor Repatha gets FDA approval for injector with once-monthly dosing, making it first PCSK9 with this option. New Pushtronex system with prefilled cartridge will be available in August http://wwwext.amgen.com/media/news-releases/2016/07/fda-approves-first-a...

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