Pharmacy Benefits Management

November 10, 2015 | Susan Morse

The investigation is spurred by dramatic drug price increases, often on older, off-patent drugs, after the acquisition or merger of pharmaceutical companies.

November 6, 2015 | Henry Powderly

Healthcare spending grew by 3.4 percent in 2014, a new report by the Health Care Cost Institute found, even though overall utilization declined.

September 15, 2015 | Susan Morse

Consumers will earn Walgreens Balance Rewards points for enrolling in and funding accounts, activating benefit debit cards, making purchases using their cards, or by participating in healthy activities such as walking, biking and weight management.

August 18, 2015 | Susan Morse

A new report shows $342 billion in taxpayer money is wasted each year in improper healthcare payments due to challenges in verifying benefit eligibility.

July 7, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Not only are many hospitals getting sizable federal drug discounts, some may be over-prescribing, according to the Government Accountability Office.

June 16, 2015 | Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News

Nearly three in four Americans say the costs of prescription drugs are “unreasonable," and most blame drugmakers for those prices, according to a new poll.

June 15, 2015 | Anthony Brino

CVS Health’s tree of drug management and retail health is growing with grafts from a different, struggling retailer. It’s a chance to expand the reach of CVS's primary care and low-cost generic medicines, among other things.

June 8, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Some promising breakthrough medicines on the market and horizon are going to come with a steep price tag that public payers especially will have to meet head on.

June 3, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Americans in public exchange plans are using their benefits, especially for prescription drugs, although in some ways it's different than other health plan segments.

May 26, 2015 | Anthony Brino

As California goes, so goes the country in capping consumer costs for medicines? That's what patient advocacy groups and and some pharmaceutical companies may be hoping.

May 13, 2015 | Anthony Brino

$52 billion and growing is the trend in high-cost pharmacy benefits, as more and more Americans use prescription drugs with expenses exceeding the U.S. median household income.

May 12, 2015 | Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News

When it comes to comprehensive contraception options as a preventive health benefit, free means free, regulators reminded the insurance industry.

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