PBMs

Rate of Sovaldi non-adherence points to need for patient support

Rate of Sovaldi non-adherence points to need for patient support

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A mélange of new treatments awaiting approval and a lack of patient support are driving down drug utilization for Gilead's HCV blockbuster, according to a new study.

Express Scripts drops Zohydro, brings back Advair

The PBM dropped 25 more drugs from its formulary.

What payer concerns? Sovaldi ahead of curve

What payer concerns? Sovaldi ahead of curve

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If the HCV drug's trajectory continues, it could exceed Q1 and 2014 sales forecasts, despite payers' reported unease over price.

CVS says specialty drug spend to quadruple

CVS says specialty drug spend to quadruple

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The PBM encourages step-therapy to control costs.

Pharmas are from Mars, Payers are from Venus

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Pharma needs to step up its sales pitch, looking beyond a drug's top attributes, to convince payers that their drugs are worth the cost.

Company news: AstraZeneca and Merck

AstraZeneca launched a home-delivery program for breast cancer drug Arimidex through PBM Express Scripts.

Senators slam Pfizer-PBM deal to blunt generic Lipitor

Senators slam Pfizer-PBM deal to blunt generic Lipitor

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Pfizer's Lipitor had not yet gone off patent before a trio of Senate healthcare heavyweights was firing off letters to the drugmaker assailing its efforts to conserve Lipitor share through a deal with pharmaceutical benefit managers.

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