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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...

2014-06-19 16:23:51

The Majority of Surveyed Primary Care Physicians Expect to Refer HCV Patients to a Specialist for Care, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that less than one-third of surveyed primary care physicians (PCPs) are familiar with the first-generation hepatitis C virus (HCV) protease inhibitors, Vertex's Incivek and Merck's Victrelis, despite the fact that these direct acting antivirals have been...

2014-04-29 12:34:22

Use of Emerging Acute Postoperative Pain Treatments Will be Highly Dependent on the Agents' Formulary Coverage, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that Mallinckrodt's (formerly Cadence Pharmaceuticals') Ofirmev, the only parenteral formulation of acetaminophen to have reached the U.S. pain market, enjoys notable use among surveyed surgeons and anesthesiologists, as well as widespread coverage...

2014-04-09 23:26:42

For the April 4 issue of Atlantic Information Services’s Drug Benefit News, an Avalere consultant explained why PBMs and commercial payers are indirectly losing money on the 340B Drug Pricing Program, even though drug companies are the primary stakeholders. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 A new report from a coalition of stakeholders suggests that a considerable portion of hospitals enrolled in the 340B Drug Pricing Program provides a negligible amount of free or reduced-price...

2014-03-12 23:24:40

Amid the outcry over cancelled health plans that don't meet minimum standards under the Affordable Care Act, here's a twist: A study in The American Journal of Managed Care finds that California and Massachusetts fall short in demanding that health plan drug benefits follow the law. Plainsboro, NJ (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Think those old “grandfathered” health care plans are the only ones that don’t meet the minimum standard for “essential health benefits” under the...

2014-02-03 23:25:46

The Timeless Vet Drug Index™ is a new evidence-based veterinary drug formulary app authored by Dr. Etienne Côté, Dr. Stephen Ettinger and Dr. Wayne Schwark. Charlottetown, PE (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Timeless Veterinary Systems Inc. announced the official release of the Timeless Vet Drug Index™ for Android devices at the 2014 North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando, Florida. The Timeless Vet Drug Index™ is a new strictly evidence-based drug formulary app and the...

2013-11-14 23:23:43

Modern Medical, a Healthcare Solutions company, today announced that e-Prescribing will be available for its workers’ compensation services clients and their claimants. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Modern Medical, a Healthcare Solutions company, today announced that e-Prescribing will be available for its workers’ compensation services clients and their claimants. Modern Medical’s e-Prescribing program, the first in workers’ compensation; is integrated with the...

2013-10-30 23:29:53

The latest issue of Drug Benefit News takes a look at how insurers and PBMs are using copay coupons to boost adherence to specialty drugs. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Many health plans and PBMs agree that copay coupons offered by makers of traditional brand-name drugs thwart formulary compliance, and have attempted to combat their use through tactics such as enlarging copay differentials and applying utilization management. But when it comes to coupons and discount programs...


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