Express Scripts said treatments for diabetes are the most expensive of the traditional medications, while specialty drugs are eating up a significant portion of total drug spend.
Merck has broadened its analytics approach to include team-ups with a slate of organizations at the intersection of Big Data and health IT.
Around 25% of 18-34 year-olds have signed up for coverage. Obama's FunnyorDie appearance drives HHS traffic.
As the Affordable Care Act rolls out, the behaviorists at MicroMass surveyed stakeholders about the impact on industry. Jessica Brueggeman sorts out the diverse views and asks: Can healthcare reform lead pharma to operationalize its patient focus?
A study shows consumers are increasingly pleased with retail pharmacies, compared to mail order pharmacies, which are often considered a key means of driving adherence and lowering healthcare coverage costs.
Researchers says growth will average 5.8% a year between 2012 and 2022. They also anticipate generics will hit a leveling-off point that will drive average Rx prices upwards
Researchers say using additional data points offers greater insight into patient-adherence patterns.
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.
The drugstore chain says it has cut off over-prescribers of tightly controlled medications.
Data show doctors are increasingly leaning on Regeneron's Eylea over Roche's Lucentis, as the two battle for share of the wet-AMD market.