Benefits research studies show employers expect to lay out 7% more in healthcare costs in 2014, a move that has not been accompanied by lower employee costs.
Edelman nabs a GolinHarris exec, CMS submits Sunshine regs and McKesson expands its e-coupon reach.
The National Coalition on Health Care took aim at co-pay cards and coupons with a report suggesting that they might push 2 million US seniors to opt for more expensive branded drugs over generics.
Consumer advocacy group Community Catalyst declared war on prescription co-pay cards and coupons, saying the sales tools are nothing more than kickbacks and bribes.
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