From Drug Benefit News - One health plan recently added clinical case management pharmacists to its care management teams with an eye on offering an extra level of care to its members. Highmark Inc. says that the new additions will provide members with a range of services to better manage their health care needs, including helping to prevent medication errors. Read more
From Drug Benefit News - When Florida overhauled its Medicaid program in 2011, one of the changes required managed care companies participating in Florida’s Medicaid managed care program to use a state-mandated preferred drug list (PDL) instead of their own formularies. And although proponents of the legislation claimed that it would help hold down costs in the program, a recent study shows that drug costs actually increased after the PDL requirement was implemented in July… Read more
From Drug Benefit News - When the FDA approved Novo Nordisk A/S’s Xultophy 100/3.6 (insulin degludec 100 units/mL and liraglutide 3.6 mg/mL injection) and Sanofi’s Soliqua 100/33 (insulin glargine 100 units/mL and lixisenatide injection 33 mcg/mL) on Nov. 21 (see story, p. 1), those approvals came a few months after originally expected, but their timing will benefit payers. Read more
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