From Specialty Pharmacy News - Keeping patients adherent to their medication regimens is particularly important with oral oncolytics. The therapies, after all, treat life-threatening conditions, and potential waste of these costly drugs could cause a pretty big financial hit. But while many specialty pharmacies and health plans focus on making sure that people don’t miss a dose, taking the drugs too often can be just as much of a problem. Read more
From Drug Benefit News - According to Surescripts, which operates the largest health information network in the U.S., 69% of office-based prescribers were actively routing electronic prescriptions by the end of 2012, compared to just 10% in 2008, and 93% of community pharmacies are connected to receive electronic prescriptions. Read more
From Drug Benefit News - A new audit report from the City of Houston Controller’s office gives incumbent plan administrator Cigna Corp. a less than favorable review, charging that certain aspects of a three-year deal to administer the city’s self-insured drug benefit program are “not in the best interests of the city” and that Cigna retained rebates that were “not in keeping with true market value,” according to an Oct. 16 press release. Read more
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