Pharmacy Benefit Manager
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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.
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