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April 21, 2017

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From Drug Benefit News - The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) has ramped up the war of words over drug pricing — especially over which parts of the supply chain might be profiting unfairly — with a new ad campaign urging insurers to share rebates with members who have high deductibles and copayments. “Your insurer doesn’t pay full price for medicines. So why should you?” asks one ad from a collection that PhRMA says will appear in print, radio, digital and social channels throughout 2017. Read more

As the opioid epidemic continues, payers continue to look for ways to… Read more

The PBMs added as defendants in a class-action lawsuit say they will… Read more

Long-awaited clinical trial findings show that a costly cholesterol drug does indeed… Read more

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March 22, 2017
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Several special reports covering key areas of concern to today’s health care executives are now available in your Subscriber Library. These original reports from the AIS Health editorial team are filled with business insights and practical advice on the pharmacy issues that affect payers and providers the most. Access them at https://aishealth.com/newsletters/drugbenefitnews/bonus-insight-reports-....

January 17, 2017
Long-Awaited Biosimilar Interchangeability Draft Guidance Is Out

FDA finally unveils interchangeability draft guidance for biosimilars, expects “that applications generally will include data from a switching study or studies in one or more appropriate conditions of use,” among other criteria www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/Guid...

January 12, 2017
FDA Finalizes Naming Guidance for Biologics, Biosimilars

In final guidance, FDA says all biologics, not only biosimilars, will have four-letter suffixes; agency still considering “appropriate suffix format” for interchangeable biosimilars http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformati...

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