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2014-09-19 23:04:29

Gary Jacobs to discuss the significance of the latest trends in the healthcare marketplace for Plans and Providers who serve the Medicare and Dual Eligible populations. King of Prussia, PA (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 TMG Health, the leading national provider of Business Process Outsourcing solutions for Health Plans in the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and Managed Medicaid markets, will sponsor a Networking Breakfast Session with featured speaker Gary Jacobs, Managing Director in...

2014-09-19 23:03:18

According to a new report from BCC Research, the global market for human antifungal therapeutics is expected to grow to nearly $13.9 billion by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.2%. The over-the-counter (OTC) segment is growing at a steady 3.8% CAGR. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 BCC Research reveals in its new report, ANTIFUNGAL DRUGS: TECHNOLOGIES AND GLOBAL MARKETS, the global market for human antifungal therapeutics is expected to grow to...

2014-09-19 23:00:36

Suppliers are Prohibited From Using “Kickbacks” to Increase Sales in Federal Programs (Washington, DC) (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 “Copay coupons,” a drug manufacturer marketing tactic often used to inflate sales of brand drugs among patients with prescription drug coverage, may now be infiltrating Medicare Part D, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Federal anti-kickback laws prohibit suppliers from...

2014-09-19 12:25:26

Most and Least Expensive Medicare Plans Identified Across US SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HealthPocket analyzed today's release of 2015 Medicare insurance data from the government. The average premium across all Medicare Advantage health insurance plans for 2015 is $62.69. The 2015 average premium is only 2% higher than the 2014 average premium of $61.69. This amount is also 94% higher than the average of $32.26 that the government reported since the...

2014-09-18 23:11:11

After conducting a 6 month RFP with 25 PBMs competing to win the RFP, the National Prescription Coverage Coalition today announced that its first PBM will be Envision Pharmaceutical Services.The Coalition's executive director also described several of the unique contract terms that will result in dramatically lower prescription coverage costs for all Coalition Members. Morristown, New Jersey (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 The National Prescription Coverage Coalition today announced that...

2014-09-18 23:03:51

Transparency Market Research has published a new report titled "Pipeline Analysis of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia Drugs Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" to its report store. Albany, New York (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Pipeline Analysis of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia Drugs Market (Tedizolid Phosphate, Ceftolozane/Tazobactam,...

2014-09-18 23:01:49

MarketOptimizer.org adds “CountryFocus Healthcare, Regulatory and Reimbursement Landscape –Venezuela” to its store. The report is an essential source of information and analysis on the healthcare, regulatory and reimbursement landscape in Venezuela. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 In 2003, the government launched the Inside the Neighborhood Mission (Misión Barrio Adentro), which it hoped would increase the efficiency of the healthcare system (see Section 6.1.3.). In...

2014-09-18 16:27:43

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on actions from the White House and the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report on antibiotic resistance. "TFAH commends the White House for the Executive Order and national strategy and PCAST for their new report on antibiotic resistance. Together, these actions recognize that antibiotic...

2014-09-18 08:28:42

OTTAWA, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - A new expert panel report, Improving Medicines for Children in Canada, released today by the Council of Canadian Academies, addresses the importance of developing safe and effective medicines for children. Each year about half of Canada's seven million children use at least one prescription drug. Much of this prescribing is done off-label (i.e. the prescription differs from the authorized use), creating potential health risks. Children have historically been...

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...


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