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April 25: Another Voice: Benefit Managers Contribute to High Drug Prices

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For a professor of pharmaceutical ethics, John Jones’ recent Another Voice column, “Blame drugmakers for high-priced drugs,” is a disappointing […]

April 25: A Huge Pharma Middleman Just Lost Its Biggest Customer — and It Shows How Drug Pricing Really Works

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Express Scripts is losing a big customer. Anthem, the big health insurer, is ending its contract with the company […]

April 25: Doctors Look to Price for Tweaks in Medicare Rule

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Doctors are hoping Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, a fellow physician, will address challenges for small practices in a proposed […]

April 25: Express Scripts to Lose Top Client Anthem Amid Legal Dispute

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Express Scripts Holding Co. will lose its biggest customer at the end of 2019, when health insurer […]

April 25: Which PBM Best Managed Drug Spending in 2016: How Did OptumRx Compare?

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In Which PBM Best Managed Drug Spending in 2016: CVS Health, Express Scripts, MedImpact, or Prime?, I examined […]

April 21: Protect Our Nation’s Cancer Care System

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A few weeks ago the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) made a huge mistake. It voted to recommend Congress […]

April 21: How to Cut the Price of Prescription Drugs

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Reducing the cost of medical care, rather than health insurance, is so often underemphasized or even absent from discussions of […]

April 21: Cancer Treatment Costs are Consistently Lower in the Community Setting Versus the Hospital Outpatient Department: A Systematic Review of the Evidence

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Nearly 1.7 million new cancer diagnosis in the United States are projected for 2017.

Read the full report here.

April 21: Tesaro Stock dives 7% After Drug Pricing Snafu

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After disclosing the price of a new ovarian cancer drug at a dose level that patients wouldn’t even be starting […]

April 20: Lift Veil on Pharmacy Benefit Managers, Reduce Prescription Costs

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As two owners of independent pharmacies in New Jersey, we often look at the health care cost landscape and ask […]