drug costs

The First Billion-Dollar DrugExplaining the high price of a drug to a customer is hard enough, but its worse when its your mother.
A 1,854% price hikeThe cost of doxycycline hyclate prescriptions increased 1,854% between 2011 and 2013 in a retrospective analysis of commercial claims data, and there was no association between market concentration and price of the oral antibiotic. Clinician or pharmacy level interventions to choose less costly oral tetracycline-class antibiotics could result in substantial cost savings.
How Pharmacists Are Helping Hep C Patients
How Pharmacists Are Helping Hep C PatientsA Walgreens study found that pharmacist collaboration helps Hep C patients with better outcomes and cheaper co-pays.
New RA drugs and pipeline developments to watchTreating RA is a work in progress. Here’s what you need to know.
ICER-VA alliance for formulary management sparks debateThe National Pharmaceutical Council takes issue with ICER’s collaboration with the VA’s PBM. Find out what both camps are saying.
Ten ways hospitals can manage rising drug costs
Ten ways hospitals can manage rising drug costsFluctuations in drug pricing and medication shortages are among the reasons for rising drug prices. Learn how you can protect your hospital’s bottom line.
Game-changing gene therapies present cost problems for health execsCAR-T therapies have high price tags so it’s important to understand your patient population and budget impact.
Payers need access to pre-approval drug informationPre-drug-approval forecasting and budgeting is increasingly important for payers. Is a safe harbor for manufacturers necessary?
The pink taxSome drugs associated with a 40% higher cost for women
Value-based Rx: How physicians can manage affordability, adherence
Value-based Rx: How physicians can manage affordability, adherenceFor doctors, the price of prescription drugs used to be largely a medical concern: Patients wouldn’t get better if they couldn’t afford to fill their prescriptions. But with Medicare’s growing emphasis on value-based care, many physicians now also have a financial stake in ensuring that patients can pay for the medications they need.