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2014-09-29 23:10:17

The latest report in Atlantic Information Services’s Management Insight Series draws on case studies to provide multi-pronged strategies to manage specialty drug coupons without compromising patient access. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is pleased to announce the release of Copay Coupons for Specialty Drugs: Strategies for Health Plans and PBMs, the latest report in its Management Insight Series. The report provides details of steps...

2014-09-25 12:29:22

Drug Pricing Will be Key Factor in Hospital Formulary Uptake of Novel Gram-Negative Therapies, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the majority of surveyed infectious diseases (ID) specialists and internists are willing to prescribe Actavis/ AstraZeneca's ceftazidime/avibactam (CAZ-AVI), Cubist's ceftolozane/tazobactam and Tetraphase's eravacycline for the treatment of Gram-negative...

2014-09-17 23:06:51

Analysts interviewed for the Sept. 12 issue of Atlantic Information Services’s Drug Benefit News agree that despite concerns, the strategy is here to stay. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 In ongoing coverage of formulary exclusion lists, Atlantic Information Services, Inc.’s Drug Benefit News (DBN) continues to find criticism surrounding the tactic. As first reported in its Aug. 8 issue, CVS Caremark Corp. and Express Scripts Holding Co.’s formulary exclusion lists for...

2014-09-03 12:28:27

Facing Higher Costs, MCOs Will Push for Lower-Cost Treatments, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that surveyed managed care organizations (MCOs), psychiatrists and primary care physicians (PCPs) anticipate a significant increase in demand for drugs treating major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, owing to the expansion of Medicaid (in 24 states) and the availability of affordable...

2014-08-13 23:08:14

The Aug. 8 issue of Atlantic Information Services’s Drug Benefit News (DBN) takes a look at criticism surrounding formulary exclusion lists, which pharmacy benefit managers see as a way to flex their negotiating muscle and control rising drug trend. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 In a continuing effort to flex their negotiating muscle and control rising drug trend, CVS Caremark Corp. and Express Scripts Holding Co. on Aug. 1 released their respective long-awaited formulary...

2014-07-31 16:27:58

Commercial Opportunities and Hurdles Discussed in New Decision Resources Group Executive Briefing BURLINGTON, Mass., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group's experts are scoping healthcare funding changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has affected both reimbursement and prescribing of pharmaceutical therapies. The ACA altered how Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) cover beneficiaries through new regulations and expanded access via government-supported...

2014-07-31 12:29:57

As Pharmaceutical Companies Seek to Add Value to Their Products through Patient Support Tools, P&T Committees Show Substantial Interest in Add-Ons BURLINGTON, Mass., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A substantial share of pharmacy and therapeutics (P&T) committee members--who make decisions about which therapies are included in formularies--say patient support resources from pharma influence formulary placement, according to a new Manhattan Research study, Taking the Pulse® Formulary...

2014-07-29 08:33:27

IRVING, Texas, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novation, a VHA and UHC company, today announced three new web-based applications with breakthrough interactive features that automate key health care supply chain processes and workflows for members of Children's Hospital Association. The new and enhanced applications under the Novation Optimize Solutions umbrella - Value Analysis, Item Master and Formulary - are examples of how Novation helps organizations address the most critical...

2014-07-14 12:26:02

New Manhattan Research Study from Decision Resources Group Finds that P&T Committee Members are Shifting the Channels they Use to Gather Information, with Many Calling Pharma Digital Resources "Essential" BURLINGTON, Mass., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Manhattan Research study, Taking the Pulse ® Formulary Decision Makers 2014, finds that members of pharmacy and therapeutics (P&T) committees for hospitals, managed care organizations (MCOs) and pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) are...

2014-06-25 23:04:03

A new study, Impact of a Texas-Like Formulary in Other States, from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) examines how a Texas-like closed drug formulary might affect the prevalence and costs of drugs in 23 other state workers’ compensation systems that do not currently have a drug formulary. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) examines how a Texas-like closed drug formulary might affect the prevalence and...


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