From Specialty Pharmacy News - Although limited-distribution arrangements are not new to the specialty drug arena, one manufacturer’s changes to how its specialty pharmaceuticals are distributed are prompting outcries from providers and hospitals. In the latest development, a group of executives from academic medical centers are urging Congress to review the switch by manufacturer Genentech, Inc. Read more
From Drug Benefit News - Contrave (naltrexone HCl and bupropion HCl) last month joined the growing category of anti-obesity medications available by prescription in the U.S. (DBN 10/24/14, p. 8). Read more
From Drug Benefit News - Putting a new spin on the narrow pharmacy network trend, CVS Health’s PBM may soon penalize customers who choose to obtain prescriptions from other tobacco-selling locations through the creation of what could be the first tobacco-free pharmacy network. While CVS/caremark says the network is being developed in response to client demand, several benefit consultants that work with large plan sponsors tell DBN they haven’t observed a need for this kind… Read more
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