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2013-12-11 08:31:26

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the outstanding quality and creativity of its video production and business-to-business communications, Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), a leading pharmacy benefit manager, received five MarCom Awards. Prime's MarCom Awards include two Platinum Awards, representing MarCom's highest honor, two Gold Awards and one honorable mention. The winning categories included: Platinum: -- Prime Therapeutics Specialty Pharmacy(TM) video --...

2013-12-05 16:25:18

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, attendees at two leading health care conferences heard from top customer experience and marketing leaders of Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime). Ingrid Lindberg, chief customer experience officer, gave a keynote address on the importance of well-planned customer experience strategies at the 10(th) Annual American Health Care Congress (AHCC). Michael Showalter, chief marketing officer, spoke about engaging employees and the rise of...

2013-11-26 08:27:45

DUBLIN, Ohio and ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardinal Health today announced that it has renewed a three-year agreement with Prime Therapeutics (Prime) to continue serving as primary pharmaceutical supplier for Prime's pharmacy home delivery service, PrimeMail(®), and for Prime Therapeutics Specialty Pharmacy((TM)). Prime is collectively owned by a number of Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans. The company manages more than $15 billion in prescription drug spend...

2013-10-28 08:30:16

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) has been awarded full Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) Accreditation from URAC for its commitment to quality health care and member safety. URAC is a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. Prime has been a PBM accredited organization since 2007 and now remains accredited through 2016. URAC's accreditation involved a...

2013-10-11 08:24:11

Integration of medical and pharmacy data shows pharmacy benefit preferred for clotting factor management ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Treatment costs for the congenital bleeding disorders, hemophilia and von Willebrand's Disease (vWD) can vary substantially, from as little as $1,139 per year to more than $3 million per year, according to a study by pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime). Prime will be presenting the study at the Academy of Managed...

2013-10-10 08:30:14

Specialty drug trend report responds to 19 percent increase in specialty spending last year ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rising costs and increased use of specialty drugs are placing a greater burden on people, their employers and their health plans. In fact, spending on high-cost specialty drugs used to treat complex diseases such as cancer increased more than 19 percent among members of pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) in 2012. That increase...

2013-10-09 12:27:14

Almost half of members spending more than $50,000 per year on drug costs were being treated with chemotherapy ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemotherapy treatment for cancer is the top cost driver among high-cost pharmacy and medical benefit plan members, according to a new study presented by pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime). Prime will be presenting the study at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)'s Nexus 2013 conference in San Antonio...

2013-10-08 08:29:50

NEWARK, N.J. and ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning January 1, 2014, Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. (Horizon) Medicare beneficiaries will receive pharmacy services through Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime). Prime began providing pharmacy benefit management services to the plan's commercial members July 1, 2013. The two companies said that expanding their relationship will help drive additional savings in pharmacy costs and improve services and programs to...

2013-10-04 16:22:26

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime Therapeutics' (Prime) efforts to improve patient health and reduce health care costs were recognized on Oct. 1 at the URAC Quality Summit in Washington, D.C. Prime's Controlled Substance Drug Utilization Review (DUR) program and its positive results with Florida Blue were honored with the prestigious Silver Award in the Care Coordination and Clinical Integration category. "Prime Therapeutics is committed to innovation that improves...

2013-10-03 08:30:28

Prime Therapeutics Specialty Pharmacy helped patients access discount programs to decrease medication costs ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime Therapeutics Specialty Pharmacy LLC helped 4 in 10 members save on their drug costs by informing them of copay coupon and patient assistance programs (PAP) and applying them to their prescriptions, according to new research presented by pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime). Prime is presenting the study at...