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2013-06-11 12:28:59

ST. PAUL, Minn., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime Therapeutics (Prime), a leading pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), has received the top rating for overall customer satisfaction for large pharmacy benefit managers who serve more than 20 million members according to a survey conducted by the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI). The annual survey included responses from 396 U.S. plan sponsors representing more than 43.2 million members. "The top customer satisfaction rating...

2013-06-05 12:31:42

ST. PAUL, Minn., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime Therapeutics (Prime), a leading pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), announced today that its specialty pharmacy, Prime Therapeutics Specialty Pharmacy, has received full accreditation from URAC. URAC is a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. "URAC accreditation recognizes Prime's unwavering commitment to the health and well being of its members,"...

2013-06-03 08:29:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime Therapeutics (Prime), a leading pharmacy benefit manager, announced today that it has named Scott Fries as senior vice president of government programs. Fries will be responsible for leading the strategic direction and operations for Prime's Medicare, Medicaid and other government business. "As the health care system continues to evolve, Scott's extraordinary track record in overseeing government programs will be an invaluable asset as...

2013-05-07 08:27:42

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime Therapeutics (Prime), a leading pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), announced today that it has been awarded two Honorable Mentions in the 2012 Award for Excellence from the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy (JMCP). One study examined the impact of generic drug discount programs on levothyroxine (a drug to treat low thyroid) pharmacy claims data. A second study reviewed members' medication use following the implementation of a rosiglitazone (a...

2013-04-24 12:30:15

Changing Dynamics in Lives Coverage, Clinical Programs and Specialty Drug Management Mean Tighter Control for Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), According to HealthLeaders-InterStudy NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, the leading provider of managed care market intelligence, analyzes several streams of proprietary data on Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) to pull out key trends and the accompanying implications for pharmaceutical companies. PBMs...

2013-04-09 08:30:51

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, Thrifty White Pharmacy and OutcomesMTM(TM) also partnered in the project to provide comprehensive medication management services in North Dakota ST. PAUL, Minn., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation recently awarded North Dakota State University (NDSU), Fargo, N.D., and its partners, Prime Therapeutics (Prime), Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND), Thrifty White Pharmacy and...

2013-04-08 12:28:32

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime Therapeutics (Prime), a leading pharmacy benefit manager, announced today that it has appointed Glen Laschober as chief operating officer. Laschober will be responsible for developing and implementing the strategic direction for the day-to-day operations of Prime. He will oversee pharmacy benefit management and service operations, information technology, enterprise project planning, and reporting analytics. "Glen is a seasoned and...

2013-04-04 08:29:31

Studies find prior authorization programs are associated with increased quality of care and cost effectiveness; 30- versus 90- day supply claims reduce specialty medication waste SAN DIEGO, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime Therapeutics (Prime), a leading pharmacy benefit manager, will be presenting three new studies at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)'s 25(th) Annual meeting & Expo in San Diego today. Studies concluded that UM programs may increase the quality of...

2013-04-03 12:30:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime Therapeutics (Prime), a leading pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), announced today that it has promoted Ellyn Hosch to chief information officer (CIO). "Ellyn's industry experience, combined with her knowledge of Prime and clear vision for our future, will support the company's significant growth," said Eric Elliott, president and CEO at Prime Therapeutics. Hosch joined Prime in 2008 as vice president of application development and support....

2013-04-03 08:29:05

Previous studies showed higher costs of care for patient adherence to brand-name statins; new study shows generic statin adherence can lower overall costs SAN DIEGO, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- People who regularly take statins to reduce high cholesterol will see lower hospitalization rates according to a new study presented today at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)'s 25th Annual Meeting & Expo in San Diego. The study was conducted by pharmacy benefit manager Prime...