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2010-12-07 09:00:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn. and GLEN ROCK, N.J., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy and Fingertip Formulary will release their latest report entitled Formulary Advantages in Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes: Crowding Among Anti-Diabetic Agents Necessitates Brand Differentiation: What Features Contribute to Preferred Reimbursement Status Among U.S. Health Plans? later this month. The report analyzes the reimbursement hurdles that brands such as Merck's Januvia, Eli Lilly/Amylin's...

2010-11-30 08:30:00

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- An analysis by Aon Hewitt, the human capital consulting and outsourcing solutions business of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON), indicates that HMO plans will have the highest premium increases in five years. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) According to Aon Hewitt proprietary data, derived from its Hewitt Health Resource(TM) (HHR)--a website that captures HMO rate information for 160 large companies...

2010-11-23 11:00:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn. and GLEN ROCK, N.J., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy and Fingertip Formulary find that over the next five years, a growing number of health plans will shift more of the cost of oral oncology drugs like Novartis' Gleevec, Genentech's Tarceva, AstraZeneca's Arimidex and Bristol Myers Squibb's Sprycel to patients through higher copays and a greater reliance on coinsurance. While this increased use of cost-sharing will be seen across plans of all sizes,...

2010-11-10 11:45:00

CINCINNATI, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HealthWarehouse.com, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: HEWA), a leading VIPPS accredited retail mail-order pharmacy, announced today that it has placed a total of $4.3 million in equity and convertible debt with independent investors. The investment will be used primarily to expand the company's online presence while upgrading its technology infrastructure to keep pace with rising demand for its FDA-approved generic prescription drugs, as well...

2010-11-02 15:24:24

An initiative by the U. S. technology company Pitney Bowes to make medications of proven value less expensive for their employees succeeded in stabilizing employees' adherence to their treatment regimens, according to a Commonwealth Fund-supported study published in this month's Health Affairs. The study, led by Niteesh K. Choudhry at Brigham and Women's Hospital, found that adherence to cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, which had been on the decline, immediately stabilized after Pitney...

2010-10-28 08:00:00

RYE BROOK, N.Y., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal American (NYSE: UAM), the nation's second largest Medicare Part D sponsor(3), has partnered with the makers of LIPITOR and CRESTOR to provide broad and affordable access to these cholesterol-lowering prescription drugs. Effective January 1, 2011, all members of Universal American's Medicare Part D Prescription drug plans, Community CCRx(SM) PDP, as well as all members of its Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MA-PD) plans can purchase...

2010-09-21 12:03:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that the Texas Employee Group Benefits Program, the state's largest employee group, is implementing further cost-sharing for its members, and will continue to steer members towards generic drugs. According to the Texas Health Plan Analysis, more private groups in Texas are going to be shifting costs to their employees. According to the report, as more...

2010-07-21 09:10:00

WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients receiving copayment assistance from Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation reported a striking 35 percent increase in their ability to comply with their prescribed medical regimen. Noncompliance is one of the major reasons for failure of medical therapy and disease progression. The results were part of a 2010 patient survey to determine the barriers to complying with treatment, the understanding of healthcare reform, and the...

2010-07-07 16:28:00

URBANA, Ill., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Fully insured Health Alliance members with prescription coverage can now save money based on where they have their prescriptions filled. The new program, Rxtra, is one of the first of its kind nationally. "Cost is one of the biggest reasons people don't take their medications," said Health Alliance Chief Medical Officer Robert Parker, MD. "If we can eliminate cost as a barrier, then our members will be healthier, which leads to a cost savings for...

2010-06-03 11:52:00

CINCINNATI, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HealthWarehouse.com, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: HEWA), a leading retail mail-order pharmacy, announced today the expansion of its discount generic list to include more than 750 medications under $20 for a 30-day supply. With the addition of these medicines the company now offers more than 1,000 medications below $25 for a 30-day supply, bringing much needed relief to consumers struggling with prescription drug prices. All medications are...


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