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Five pharmacy regulations health execs must keep on their radars in 2017Here are five critical regulations that executives can begin to prepare for today.
Pharmacists Pushing for DIR Relief
Pharmacists Pushing for DIR ReliefCommunity pharmacists fight against financial pressure for their survival.
Thrifty White Program Improves Medication Adherence in Diabetes
Thrifty White Program Improves Medication Adherence in DiabetesA Midwest pharmacy chain is creating an adherence program to help its patients with diabetes.
Independent Pharmacy Cooperative and Pace Alliance Join Together
Independent Pharmacy Cooperative and Pace Alliance Join TogetherIPC and Pace Alliance join together to help the independent pharmacist.
Express Scripts’ 2016 Drug Trend Report: 7 things to knowReport highlights spending trends in key areas, including specialty medications, oncology, diabetes, and inflammatory conditions.
P4P programs feasible in addiction settingsAlcohol and drug dependency treatment goals can tied to an insurer’s pay-for-performance incentive program. Here’s how.
Insurer: No more prior auths for opioid addiction medsAs part of efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, Cigna removes prior authorization from medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.
Biosimilars and interchangeable biologics: News to watchBiosimilars in the United States are slowly gaining traction, but widespread confusion and legal barriers remain.
Biomarkers: Top challenges and opportunities in managed careBiomarkers, if used appropriately, could ensure patients receive the appropriate treatment sooner, and that they have better outcomes at reduced costs. But despite the potential and expanding capabilities, barriers to full-fledged use remain.
Four developments helping address the opioid epidemicAs the opioid epidemic continues across the U.S., new treatment programs and guidelines could help reverse the trend.