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July 2017

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From Specialty Pharmacy News - Almost eight months after a provision in the 21st Century Cures Act took effect, many home infusion providers are finding themselves under water, while some are not taking on new Medicare Part B patients. But a recently introduced bill, which has bipartisan support, could help plug a reimbursement gap that’s causing issues within the industry. Read more

Following years of scrutiny over whether the 340B Drug Pricing Program truly… Read more

In a closely watched case, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling… Read more

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August 2, 2017
CMS Unveils 2018 Standard Control Formulary

CMS will remove 17 drugs across 10 classes from its Standard Control Formulary in 2018, will launch Transform Value program in oncology, obesity, respiratory areas http://tinyurl.com/yc9uv6qd

July 31, 2017
Express Scripts Releases 2018 National Preferred Formulary

Express Scripts releases 2018 National Preferred Formulary, adding 64 drug exclusions for a total of 159. PBM says it expects employers who use the NPF will save an additional $2.5 billion next year http://tinyurl.com/y8ol9qlz

July 24, 2017
Second Biosimilar Remicade Launches

Samsung Bioepis’ Renflexis (infliximab-abda) is now available in the U.S. from Merck at a 35% discount to the wholesale acquisition cost of its reference drug, Remicade. Renflexis is second biosimilar Remicade after Inflectra (infliximab-dyyb) http://tinyurl.com/yapjoqnx

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