Pharmacy Benefit Management

From Specialty Pharmacy News - In the first half of this year, Prime Therapeutics LLC’s total specialty trend for its commercial clients was 15.2%: a 3.7% increase in unit cost and an 11.5% boost in utilization. But, countered by a -5.1% total traditional trend, Prime’s overall drug trend was 0.8% when compared with the same period in 2016, according to its Fall 2017 Mid-Year Update, released Oct. 12. Read more

From Drug Benefit News - UnitedHealth Group’s health insurance and PBM units have teamed up with Allscripts to offer PreCheck MyScript, giving real-time patient-specific information on drug pricing at point of care. Insiders say United’s move is innovative and could launch a new trend in such capabilities if the venture goes well. UnitedHealthcare and OptumRx say the product will give physicians what they have wanted for a long time: to help their patients, and thus health… Read more

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