Pharmacy Benefit Manager
Digital innovation in Japan, health-tech trends, and social media top the list.
CVS/Aetna deal will affect healthcare benefits; lawmakers pressure DEA to curb painkiller supply; Allergan and Richter's Vraylar sees positive results for bipolar depression
CVS to buy Aetna for $69 billion; J&J buys commercial rights for biotech's experimental hypertension drug; Republicans repeal Obamacare's individual mandate
Pharmacy benefit managers are increasingly measuring a patient's outcome in the context of adherence.
CVS Health reportedly in talks to acquire Aetna; Amazon acquires wholesale pharmacy licenses; Merck says June cyberattack disrupted global operations
Express Scripts' Miller says new models needed to pay for CAR-T; FDA warns about Intercept drug deaths; CVS puts limits on opioid scripts
The FDA on pace for record generic drug approvals; CVS Health CEO doubts Amazon's entrance to pharmacy market; Sanofi to develop cancer immunotherapy
Sanofi sues Mylan over anticompetitive practices; Anthem to drop Express Scripts; GSK chief digital officer says advertisers should focus on fewer publishers
Mylan allegedly increased EpiPen list price to appease PBMs; 20% of patients misdiagnosed by primary-care doctor: study; Mallinckrodt settles DEA probe
Eli Lilly claims it only realizes small percentage of list price increases; PBMs become latest target in pricing backlash; AHCA revised
The FDA accepts Keytruda combo for review; Valeant offloads Dendreon and skincare brands; pharmacies feeling the squeeze from Express Scripts
FDA solicits public comment to study online character space limit; Biogen's Spinraza shows positive results in SMA study; Valeant cuts earnings forecast
The FDA approves an Enbrel biosimilar; Express Scripts to launch program to reduce diabetes costs; a GSK vaccine beats sales forecasts
OptumRx partners with Walgreens Boots Alliance; Turing's former lawyer said Daraprim price hike was unjustified; the White House names moonshot leader
It's possible that payers won't prove the wild card in the PCSK9 derby. Instead, physician preference may do more to shape the market and maybe even force payers' hands.
UnitedHealth gives Praluent preferred status on its formularies; Stat News examines the first DTC drug ad; Britain to cover Entresto
Securing market access has become significantly more challenging for pharma marketers.
PBMs crack down on specialty pharmacies; Merck's cholesterol drug soldiers on; rare-disease drug nabs approval
The pharmacy benefit manager included both PCSK9 inhibitors on its national formulary. Spending on the drugs is estimated to reach $750 million in 2016.
Now that the first two PCSK9 inhibitors have been given the thumbs-up by the FDA, the payer community finds itself in a situation comparable to the one it faced upon the arrival of transformative hep.-C drugs: What are they prepared to pay—and which drugs will get the formulary nod? Jaimy Lee assesses the fluid market dynamics
The pharmacy benefit manager said that the introduction of new treatments and clinical evidence on statins demands a rethink to ACC/AHA guidelines
CVS excludes 31 drugs including Viagra from its 2016 formulary; Sanofi partners with Evotec on stem-cell treatment development; primary-care physicians may hesitate to prescribe Truvada for PrEP
The drug-pricing war between drugmakers and payers continues unabated. Dr. Steve Miller, Express Scripts' chief medical officer, talks about collaborating with pharma.