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Employers like "skinny" health plans

These healthcare plans allow employees and employers to avoid ACA penalties but provide little coverage.

2013 favored specialists, specialty Rx

2013 favored specialists, specialty Rx

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The latest IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics assessment of 2013's prescription drug use shows that 2.3% of prescriptions account for 30% of a patient's out-of-pocket prescription costs.

Business briefs: AbbVie, FDA, and health spending projections

AbbVie and Galapagos go after cystic fibrosis; FDA's NME approval pace slows; government shutdown could slow ad-com votes; and a report shows privately insured patients had emptier pockets in 2012 than 2011

Studies show cheaper drugs don't add up to greater use

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Two studies released show that the story behind lower consumer healthspend isn't about generics improving health.

PhRMA pledges $80B toward drug savings

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PhRMA has committed to finding $80 billion in savings on drugs sold in the US over 10 years, including selling drugs at half-price to seniors in the Medicare Part D "donut hole" coverage gap.

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