Hospital/Health-System Pharmacy Proposed Medicare Part B rule would cut payments for some drugs April 25, 2016 By Tracey Walker New analysis finds proposed Medicare payment changes for physician-administered drugs would reduce reimbursement for those that cost more than $480 per day in 2016. Seven of the 10 drugs that constitute the largest reduction in reimbursement are used to treat cancer. Shaping specialty pharmacy’s future: 4 perspectives April 20, 2016 By Mari Edlin At AMCP, four stakeholders representing the specialty pharmacy perspective, manufacturer perspective, payer perspective, and PBM perspective shared their thoughts on the future of specialty pharmacy. AMCP Annual Meeting highlights specialty pharmaceutical challenges April 18, 2016 By Susan A. Cantrell The CEO of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy identifies key challenges and opportunities that will be discussed at the annual meeting. Benzos linked to adverse health events April 16, 2016 By Tracey Walker The death rate from overdoses involving benzodiazepines, a class of sedatives that includes Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin, has increased more than four-fold since 1996, according to a study appearing online in the American Journal of Public Health. Brand-name patent losses raise pharma cost concerns A number of traditional brand-name pharmaceuticals have lost, or will lose, patent protection this year. What does this mean over the longer-term for controlling costs? Three ways to get the most mileage from mobile apps January 14, 2016 By Tracey Walker New research: Hospitals risk millions from failure to provide consumer-friendly mobile apps. How to achieve exceptional consumer experience. New rheumatoid arthritis therapies are coming December 19, 2015 By Tracey Walker Four new drugs and a biosimilar should be on your radar. New data: Treating injection drug users with HCV November 17, 2015 By Tracey Walker New study results show that people with chronic HCV who inject drugs and are on opioid agonist therapy respond well to an investigational therapy. Antidepressant drug coverage may require special handling November 16, 2015 By Tracey Walker A new Urban Institute study looks at the availability of antidepressants in marketplace insurance plans.